Archive for Thursday, June 21, 2007

Reds pound Belton for first victory of the summer

June 21, 2007

The Lansing Reds are in the wins column.

They collected their first victory of the summer on Saturday afternoon at the USSSA Qualifier Tournament at Frank White Sports Complex in Belton, Mo.

The Reds won their tournament opener, 8-0, against the Belton Patriots in a performance that Reds assistant coach Pete Gibson said was the best he'd seen the squad play all summer.

"Once we got going on those guys, the hits kept coming and we really got rolling," he said. "The guys played great and they really looked like a team."

After an 11-1 setback against the Tornados in the second game of the day, the Reds closed out the tournament with a tough 7-6 loss to the Blue Springs Tigers. The Reds led 6-2 entering the seventh inning before the Tigers heated up at the plate and pulled out the victory.

The Reds (1-12) were scheduled to play at Paola on Wednesday night in a game that wasn't completed in time to meet The Current's 5 p.m. deadline. The Reds next play a doubleheader against Tonganoxie at 6 p.m. today at Lansing High.

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