Cavalry sink Pirates with twinbill sweep
When Lansing High and Piper met on the baseball field earlier this spring, few things went Lansing's way.
Thank goodness for summer baseball.
Lansing gained its revenge Tuesday evening as the Cavalry rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Pirates in game one and then rolled to a 9-5 decision in the nightcap at LHS.
"They took it to us pretty good during the school year, so it was nice to come out and get a sweep," Cavalry coach Jake Hanson said. "That's as well as we've played this year."
Lansing fell into an early 3-0 hole in the opener, but Jeff Terrill's second-inning run sparked the comeback. The Cavalry scored twice in the fourth inning and two more times in the fifth for the victory.
A four-run first inning and a four-run third put the game away. Kyle Hutchison allowed six hits through six innings and earned the victory.
The Cavalry (3-1-1) next play at 8:15 p.m. Friday at the Wathena Tournament.
REDS START 0-3
The Lansing Reds battled both a tough schedule and rainy weather at the USSSA Wood Bat Tournament and went 0-3 over the weekend.
They were no-hit in the opener, a 13-0 loss to the Blue Valley Northwest Junior Huskies Lange. The offense picked up in game two, but the Reds lost to another team based out of BVNW, 10-4. On Sunday morning they battled tournament runner-up Anderson County to a 3-1 decision.
The Reds next play Friday through Sunday at the Triple Crown Midwest's Best Tournament that will be played in Belton, Mo., and Overland Park.
LEGENDS SWEEP CUBS
The defending Leavenworth Baseball League Gold Division champion Leavenworth Legends wasted little time sweeping the season-opening doubleheader from the Lansing Cubs on Monday night at LHS.
The Legends won the opener in five innings, 12-1, and then needed three innings to win the nightcap, 14-1.