JV baseball sweeps Perry
The Lansing Lions JV baseball team swept through Perry-Lecompton like the severe weather that cancelled the varsity game Thursday at Perry-Lecompton.
The Lions won the first game, 15-4, and then steamrolled to a 20-12 victory in the nightcap.
Junior Chris Clemmons got things rolling in the first game with a two-run home run and the Lions never looked back after that. The bats were alive for the Lions as they tallied 15 runs in the first game to win 15-4 in six innings.
The Kaws tried to start a comeback in the second inning but a 6-4-3 double play by Kyle Hutchison-Tyler McNeill-Kris Hernandez shut down any rally hopes and the Kaws never recovered. Freshman John Stratton started on the mound for LHS and was solid throughout before sophomore Matt McMillin came in to close things out in relief.
In game two, the Lions were once again hot with the sticks and jumped to an early lead. The Kaws fought their way back and were helped by some fielding miscues in the Lion outfield. Junior Chris Clemmons started the game and went two innings. Junior Logan Ryan then came in and went 2 1/3 innings. Freshman Kyle Hutchison came in to close out the game going 2 2/3 innings with three strikeouts and ended the game by picking off an errant Kaw base runner on second base.
The Lions again had key hits by sophomores Cameron Stewart, Mike Nielsen and Tyler McNeill, juniors Jordan Pratt, Logan Ryan, and freshmen Josh Bradley, John Stratton, Kyle Hutchison, and Kris Hernandez.
The JV Lions (5-3) will face Basehor-Linwood at 4 pm on Monday at Lansing High School and Bishop Ward on Thursday at Ward.