JV baseball swept by Bishop Ward
Kansas City, Kan. Another cold, windy day for America's pastime didn't stop play at Bishop Ward on Thursday for the Lansing High junior varsity baseball team. The young Lions lost the first game of the double header 7-0. The Lions couldn't get their bats started on a consistent basis. They left seven runners on base and struck out 11 times as a team facing Bishop Ward sophomore Brian Gomez. Freshman Kyle Hutchison started on the mound for the Lions and went the distance allowing only three hits and three earned runs while facing 29 Cyclone batters. Unfortunately, he didn't receive the fielding support needed to shut down the Cyclones as the Lions had five errors, including four uncharacteristic infield errors, in the first three innings.
In game two, the Lions again struggled early with their hitting while the Cyclones were on fire and rocked the young Lion pitching. Freshman Kris Hernandez started for the Lions in his first start for the season and lasted three innings allowing eight hits and four earned runs. Sophomore Tyler McNeil followed him, in his first outing of the season as well. McNeil went two innings giving up six hits and five earned runs with one strikeout. Sophomore Matt McMillin followed for the remaining inning and had two strikeouts. The Lions played perfect defense in game two allowing no errors and had some spectacular catches in centerfield by sophomore Mike Nielson. The Lions had four hits by sophomores McMillin and McNeil, and freshmen Hutchison and John Stratton. Ward won 9-0 in seven innings.
The JV Lions (6-6) will face Basehor-Linwood in a make-up contest at 4 p.m. Monday at LHS field and travel to Piper for a 4 p.m. Friday twinbill.