McMillin no-hits Tongie
The Lansing High baseball team's winning streak reached six games on Monday, but a different number made a much bigger buzz.
That's how many hits senior pitcher Matt McMillin allowed in Lansing's 7-0 victory over Tonganoxie at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. He faced 24 batters, struck out five, walked two.
"That's huge. I don't care who you're playing," LHS coach Troy Andrews said of McMillin's performance. "He threw real well tonight. He threw strikes and did a good job."
As impressive as McMillin was, his teammates were pretty good, too. They hit the ball consistently, ran the bases aggressively and played solid defense.
Andrews said the all-around performance was even more impressive considering the Lions hadn't played in a week because of rainouts.
"For having that many days off, it surprised me a little bit," Andrews said. "But we kind of put it all together today. We looked like a baseball team instead of having a little bit going good and then faltering on other things. Everything kind of worked out."
Lansing plated a pair of runs in the third inning when Tylor McNeill scored on a sacrifice fly by Kyle Miller and Johnny Stratton scored on a base hit by Kris Hernandez.
The Lions extended their lead to 4-0 in the fifth inning. Miller led off with a double, Peter Gibson reached on a drag bunt and Hernandez walked to load the bases. Elias Moya was hit by a pitch, scoring Miller, and Kyle Hutchison singled home Gibson.
LHS added two more runs in the sixth and another in the seventh.
Lansing (8-5 overall, 4-2 Kaw Valley League) next plays at 4 p.m. today at home against Piper. LHS then plays host to Bishop Ward at 4 p.m. Friday.
The LHS-THS game at CommunityAmerica Ballpark that was rained out Friday has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, May 10. Tickets purchased for the original date may be used for the makeup game.