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Cavs good Monday through Saturday

June 21, 2007

Thank goodness for Tuesdays.

And Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for that matter.

It seems any day but Sunday works just fine for the Lansing Cavalry baseball team.

Two of their three losses this summer have come on Sundays, including a 10-0 loss to the Kansas City Devil Rays at the USSSA Qualifier AA Tournament at Frank White Sports Complex in Belton, Mo.

On every other day, however, the Cavalry have been nearly impossible to beat.

"There must be something about Sundays," Cavalry coach Jake Hanson said. "We just don't play well on Sundays, I guess. I don't know why."

This past week was no exception.

The Cavalry beat Basehor, 10-7, on Thursday. Then they won a pair of games at the USSSA Tournament on Saturday.

Taylor Majure delivered a dominant performance on the mound in a 3-1 victory against Lee's Summit (Mo.). He threw all seven innings and struck out eight while allowing just three hits and no walks.

"He really threw well," Hanson said. "But we knew he could do it. He had 25 strikeouts to just eight walks already (in previous games)."

Majure received just five hits of offensive support, but that's all he needed. Three of those hits came from Kyle Hutchison, who had seven hits in eight at-bats for the weekend. Lansing scored two runs in the second inning and another in the third. Majure took care of the rest.

The Cavalry (11-3-1) pounded the Lee's Summit Rebels, 11-2, later in the day Saturday as Hutchison collected three more hits and Tylor McNeill tossed a five-hitter with five strikeouts and no walks.

On Tuesday night the Cavalry were in action again at Lansing High, and they were sharp once again. This time their victims were the Easton Outlaws.

Johnny Stratton, Mike McSweeney and Taylor Majure combined to throw a six-hitter during the 13-4 victory.


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