JV baseball splits with Turner
The Lansing High junior varsity baseball team split a double header Tuesday with Turner at LHS field.
On a cold and blustery evening, the Lions couldn't get started with the bats in the first game as they fell, 10-4. Freshman John Stratton started on the mound for the Lions and allowed six hits and four earned runs in four innings. Freshman Kris Hernandez allowed four hits and three earned runs in three innings of relief. Costly errors again plagued the young Lion squad. The Turner team managed to manufacture quite a few runs with good base running and excellent bunting.
In game two, the Lansing bats started on a much better note and they jumped to an early lead. Sophomore Matt McMillin started on the mound and went five innings giving up two earned runs.
Turner pulled ahead 4-3 in the fourth inning with more smart base running and bunting. The Lions pulled even in the bottom of the fifth to tie it a four apiece. Freshman Kyle Hutchison took the mound in relief and went three innings with three strikeouts. An untimely balk call on the young hurler forced in a run for Turner but Hutchison battled back with an inning-ending strikeout to give the Lions momentum in the bottom of the eighth. Freshman Elias Moya kickstarted the Lions by reaching second on a Turner throwing error. The next two Lions also got on base and sophomore Cameron Stewart laid down a perfect bunt that scored Moya. Junior Chris Clemmons followed with a timely single to short right field producing an RBI tying the game. Freshman John Stratton then had a perfect hit to short left field and Stewart beat the throw at home to win the game 7-6 for the Lions.
Stratton and Clemmons were the top hitters for the Lions for the night going 5-8 and 3-7 respectively.
The JV Lions (6-4) will face Bishop Ward on Thursday at Ward and will make up Monday's rain out against Basehor-Linwood on May 2 at LHS. Both games start at 4pm.
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