LHS hopes to snap Seaman’s 37-game winning streak at regionals
Lansing High baseball coach Troy Andrews chose to focus on the positives after seeing his squad paired in the same Class 5A regional with defending state champion Topeka Seaman, winner of 37 straight games.
The positive? The regional was slated to begin Wednesday rather than the usual Tuesday schedule.
"I was kind of glad they wanted to move it to Wednesday because that gives us an extra day to prepare," Andrews said.
As a result of the Wednesday afternoon start time, the championship game did not meet The Current's 5 p.m. Wednesday deadline.
LHS advanced to the 7 p.m. final, where it will play the winner of the Seaman-Schlagle game, by beating Highland Park, 8-3.
The Lions jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, but the Scots rallied in the fifth inning by plating three runs. In fact, they had the bases loaded with no outs before the Lions halted the rally.
Lansing answered by scoring four runs in the bottom of the sixth before putting the game away.
Lansing improved to 12-9 with the victory.