Archive for Saturday, May 5, 2007

Bishop Ward sweeps Lansing

May 5, 2007

The Lansing High baseball team's six-game winning streak came to an end Friday night when it traveled to Kansas City, Kan., for a doubleheader at Bishop Ward.

Ward, ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 4A, swept the series, 10-0 and 11-1.

Matt McMillin started on the mound for LHS in the opener and was effective most of the way. He kept the Cyclones off-balance during the early innings and had the Lions in striking distance after five innings.

"It was 2-0 through the fifth inning," LHS coach Troy Andrews said, "and in the sixth inning they just opened it up."

Ward plated four runs in the sixth and four more in the seventh to put the game away.

Johnny Stratton started game two, but Ward wasted no time building on the momentum that it developed at the plate in the first game. The Cyclones scored six runs in the second inning and knocked Stratton from the game. They eventually earned the run-rule victory in five innings.

Lansing (8-7) next plays at 4 p.m. Monday at Bonner Springs.

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