Tonganoxie No. 2 nabs first win of season
Legion team claims thriller against Lansing Reds
Tonganoxie No. 2 maneuvered its way into the win column in exciting fashion Sunday in Tonganoxie.
Playing the Lansing Reds, Tonganoxie held off a Lansing scoring threat in the seventh and claimed its first win of the season, a 4-3 decision against the Reds.
Tonganoxie scored first in the third when James Bailey singled (2-for-2) and scored on Alex Nowasell's RBI single. Nowasell finished the game going 3-for-4. Lansing answered in the fourth with a run, but Tonganoxie again took the lead in the bottom of the fourth. Tyler Sparks opened the Tonganoxie half of the inning with a walk. Sparks then moved to second a Jordan Diekman single and then third on Grant Ebert's single. With the bases loaded, Jared Lamb moved Sparks home with a walk.
Lansing scored twice in the top of the sixth and took the lead, 3-2, for the first time during the game.
But Tonganoxie responded. Eric Lowe walked and scored on Jared Lamb's RBI single. Lamb then scored on Alex Nowasell's single, and Tonganoxie had a 4-3 lead.
In the top of the seventh, Lansing mustered two hits, but Nowasell struck out the side and ended the game. Nowasell through the complete game, allowing six hits and striking out 14.
Tonganoxie started the second game with a 1-0 lead when James Bailey scored on Nowasell's single. Boone Sorrell pitched through six innings, as he struck out four Lansing batters. Holding on to the 1-0 lead, Tonganoxie ran into trouble in the sixth. The Reds scored five runs. Tonganoxie loaded the bases in the top of the seventh, but couldn't score any runs as Lansing won, 5-1.
Tonganoxie No. 2 will play Thursday, Saturday and Sunday before heading into the league tournament next week.