Archive for Wednesday, April 20, 2005

SFT softball sweeps Lansing

April 20, 2005

— The Lansing High softball team dropped a doubleheader to Kaw Valley League foe Santa Fe Trail, 6-1 and 3-0, on Tuesday night.

The Lions fell to 3-5 overall and 1-2 in the KVL with the losses.

Senior Jessica Kane started on the mound for LHS in game one and was sharp early. She struck out two and allowed just one hit in the first two innings, but a second-inning error at shortstop allowed a runner on base who eventually scored and gave SFT a 1-0 lead. Kane had three more strikeouts in the third inning, but she walked one and allowed three hits that led to three runs as the Chargers upped their lead to 4-0. They plated two more runs in the fifth before Lansing finally responded.

LHS scored its lone run in the top of the sixth when Nicole Holland reached base on a fielder's choice, advanced to third on Amanda Darrow's single and then scored on a base hit up the middle by Maggie Aus. That was all the offense the Lions could muster, however.

Lansing had just three hits in the game compared to nine by Trail. Kane struck out seven and walked two in the loss.

The Lions had four hits in game two, but it wasn't enough to support a solid outing by junior pitcher Dana Sanders. SFT scored all three of its runs in the first two innings, the first of which was attributed to an error at third base.

The Chargers went quietly the rest of the way, but the only thing more silent was Lansing's bats. Holland smacked a pair of singles, and Morgan Chiles and Nichole Twitchel had the Lions' other two hits.

The Lions inched closer to being back to full strength Tuesday. Junior Jessica Stark returned to the lineup after missing the first six games of the season and was 0-for-5 on the day with four strikeouts.

The Lions have little time to dwell on the loss. They play Perry-Lecompton at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Lansing City Park.

Junior varsity falls at SFT

The Lansing High JV softball team dropped a pair of games at Santa Fe Trail on Tuesday night.

The Lions were spread in game one, 13-1, but put up a great fight in the nightcap before falling, 16-9.

Kerri Jewell started game one on the bump and struck out four Chargers in the loss. Dana Piper and Alyssa Donnelson were cited for good defensive during a busy evening in the outfield.

The Lions' bats had more pop in game two as Ventura Layton went 2-for-2 at the plate with a pair of RBI and Sara Logan went 2-for-2 with an RBI. Donnelson took the loss on the mound.

LHS (3-5) next plays at 4:30 p.m. Thursday against Perry-Lecompton at Lansing City Park.

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