Archive for Thursday, June 28, 2007

Cubs collect first wins of summer

June 28, 2007

It's not quite a hot streak, but the Lansing Cubs are simmering after picking up their first victories of the summer last week.

The Cubs split a doubleheader with the Easton Lions on Wednesday, June 20, with a 13-5 victory in the opener and a 9-8 loss in the nightcap. The Cubs then split with Tonganoxie Post 41 on Sunday, winning game one by an 8-4 score before falling 14-2 in the second game.

"They're a lot more confident in the field," Cubs coach Michael Smith said of his squad, which improved to 2-13 after dropping their first 11 games of the summer. "Unfortunately we're still having that one bad inning with two outs where the floodgates open against us, but that's just a lot of mental preparation, which will come as they play more and, more importantly, as they play more together. But we're getting better."

The Cubs next play in the Lansing Tournament at Lansing High School. The tournament runs through Sunday, and their first game is at 4 p.m. today against the Lansing Reds.

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