Archive for Thursday, July 5, 2007

Reds almost ready for Zone

July 5, 2007

Brackets have not yet been set, but the Lansing Reds are slated to begin play in the Class A Zone 1 Baseball Tournament beginning Monday at Wathena City Park.

Parker Gibson dives safely into third for a triple during a recent game against Basehor-Linwood. Gibson and the Lansing Reds begin play in the Class A Zone 1 Tournament on Monday.

Parker Gibson dives safely into third for a triple during a recent game against Basehor-Linwood. Gibson and the Lansing Reds begin play in the Class A Zone 1 Tournament on Monday.

Hiawatha will play host to the five-team tournament, which also includes Wathena, Atchison and the Lawrence Mavericks.

The tournament lineup is a bit different from last year with Horton dropping from the zone and Lawrence being added.

The Reds (4-14) are the defending champions, and about a third of their roster is the same from 2006. They entered last year's tournament with a 4-23 record against a difficult schedule, but they rattled off three straight victories and earned a berth in the state tournament.

A repeat performance will be difficult to pull off now that Lawrence has joined the field. The Mavericks were a state tournament team last year and compiled a 24-13 record.

Prior to zone, the Reds will compete Friday through Sunday at the USSSA State Tournament at the 3&2 Baseball Complex.

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