Archive for Saturday, July 23, 2005

Reds win again

After slow start, Lansing has won two of last three

July 23, 2005

The Lansing Reds baseball team split its summer series against Geiger Ready-Mix.

After splitting their first doubleheader on June 24, the Reds mustered another split on Thursday night at Lansing High School. Geiger won the first game 8-0 but the Reds responded with a 3-2 victory in the nightcap.

Lansing received a strong effort on the mound in game one from Chase Horseman, but he didn't have enough offense or defense behind him.

"Only one ball went to the outfield on a fly," Reds manager Michael Smith said. "He got plenty of ground balls, but they either went up the middle or off someone's glove."

The Reds settled down and refocused in game two. Kris Hernandez started on the mound and continued to exhibit the solid pitching that he's delivered during the last month. Hernandez struck out eight batters and didn't allow a walk. Tyler Wilson and Tyler McNeil provided strong defense up the middle throughout the game and consistently made routine plays. The Reds mustered just two hits in game two, but they took advantage of walks and passed balls and found a way to win.

The Reds next play at 6 p.m. Sunday against Tonganoxie Team Two at LHS. The Reds split with Tongie last Sunday.

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