Hot bats were key for Cavalry
A 22-10 record wasn't the only thing about the Lansing Cavalry that glistened this summer during the American Legion baseball season. Many of the players also compiled some impressive stats.
Kyle Miller, a 2007 Lansing High senior, led the team at the plate with a .426 batting average although he missed the final third of the season when he reported to the Air Force Academy. In Miller's absence, Peter Gibson picked up the slack. The shortstop and LHS junior-to-be smacked a team-high 36 hits, led the team with 34 runs scored, had 24 runs batted in and stole 23 bases. Senior-to-be Kyle Hutchison had a .354 average, 34 hits, 30 runs scored and a team-high 27 steals, and junior-to-be Chris Grady had 34 hits, 23 RBI and 20 steals. Catcher Elias Moya led the team with 26 RBI, and Tylor McNeill hit .349.
Four pitchers also turned in solid numbers. Seniors-to-be Johnny Stratton and Kris Hernandez each had 5-0 records, and 2006 LHS senior Jeff Terrill had four wins. Terrill also logged a team-high 47 innings and 48 strikeouts while posting a 2.10 earned-run average. Taylor Majure was second on the team with 41 innings pitched, 35 strikeouts and a 2.20 ERA.