Cavs enter tourney as the team to beat
As far as confidence goes, the Lansing Cavalry couldn't ask for much more entering the inaugural Lansing Tournament today at Lansing High School.
The Cavalry picked up their 14th victory of the summer Tuesday night with a 15-5 run-rule victory over Basehor. They pounded 17 hits, and the most impressive of those came in the form of catcher Elias Moya's line-drive two-run homer that rocketed over the fence in left field.
The homer was the first of Moya's high school career including both school and summer baseball.
"I've always had a pretty decent swing," said the Lansing High senior-to-be. "But I've never been able to push one out."
Moya said new LHS baseball coach Harley Douglas has worked with him on his swing in recent weeks, and he said the extra work has paid off for he and his teammates.
Chris Grady and Parker Gibson added three hits apiece in the victory. Peter Gibson, Kris Hernandez, Jeff Terrill and Moya each had two hits.
Cavalry coach Jake Hanson agreed, and he said the sizzling bats have them believing they're the team to beat in the Lansing Tournament.
"We're starting to create a winning atmosphere," Hanson said. "We're 14-3 now, and hopefully we can get that up to 18-3 by the end of the weekend."