JV baseball ends season with a bang
Lions sweep Tongie, 15-6 and 14-4, with high-octane offense
On the finest day for baseball so far in 2005 and the final day of the season for the junior varsity season, the Lansing Lions attacked and swept the Tonganoxie Chieftains, 15-6 and 14-4 (in 5 innings) at Lansing High School.
The Lions started game one with their top pitcher, freshman Kyle Hutchison on the mound. Hutchison went three innings, allowed only three hits and struck out two with no earned runs. Sophomore Tylor McNeill followed him. McNeill went 1 1/3 innings and allowed three earned runs. Sophomore Matt McMillin finished the remaining 2 2/3 innings with two strikeouts and no earned runs. The Lions were hot with the bats and were paced by freshman Kris Hernandez who was 3-for-5. McMillin was 2-for-4 at the plate. The defense was steady and paced by a couple of outstanding plays by junior Logan Ryan at second and Hutchison at shortstop.
Game two was nearly a repeat of the first. McMillin picked up where he left off in game one going three innings with two earned runs and three strikeouts. He was relieved by Hernandez who allowed no runs in two innings. The hot bats continued with freshman Elias Moya having a career night going 4-for-4 with six RBI. Hernandez went 3-for-4, sophomore Mike Nielsen was 3-for-4 and Ryan was 2-for-4 with 3 RBI. Again solid defense supported the pitchers and was paced by good plays from Ryan, McNeill, and Hutchison.
The JV Lions concluded their season at 10-8.
For photos from the junior varsity games against Piper and Tonganoxie, check out lansingcurrent.com on Wednesday.