JV baseball sweeps Basehor
With the return of warmer - not warm, but warmer - weather the Lansing High junior varsity baseball team's bats also heated up Monday against Basehor-Linwood.
The Lions took the twin bill 8-4 and 13-7 at LHS field. Freshman John Stratton started on the mound in game one and went the distance for the first time this season. He gave up seven hits with two strikeouts and two earned runs in seven innings of work. The Lion defense was solid in game one and supported Stratton well. The team as a whole had good bats as nearly all starters recorded a hit in the first game. Their hitting, combined with good base running, allowed the Lions to capitalize on a few Bobcat errors as well.
In game two, it was junior Jordan Pratt leading the way in the hitting department going two-for-three with three runs batted in.
Sophomore Matt McMillin started on the mound for the Lions. He went the distance for the first time this season and had six strikeouts and three earned runs. The Lions started to return to some old habits in the error department but shook them off, rallied, then supported McMillin with solid defense at the end to secure the win.
The JV Lions (8-6) will face the Piper Pirates at 4 p.m. Friday at Piper.