Legion No. 2 defeats Reds
Tonganoxie No. 2 was fired up for baseball Sunday in Lansing.
The two youngest teams in the league squared off as Tonganoxie No. 2 and the Lansing Reds met for the second time in as many weeks. Tonganoxie earned its first win of the year with a 4-3 win against Lansing on July 16 in Tonganoxie. The Reds came back to win the second game.
Tonganoxie again won the first game Sunday, this time in Lansing with an 11-2 victory.
Tonganoxie scored five runs in both the first and second innings.
Leadoff hitter James Bailey reached base in the first inning after being hit by a pitch. Logan Forbis then moved Bailey to second on a single before Alex Nowasell scored Bailey on an RBI single. Chris Newton brought in two more runs with a single of his own as Forbis and Nowasell both scored. Newton went 3-for-4 in the game.
Lansing then turned a double play before Josh Nowasell walked for the first of four times in the game. Eric Lowe then moved him to second. The two advanced on a double steal before Grant Ebert knocked them in with a single.
In the second inning, Bailey again led off, this time with a single. He stole second and then scored on Alex Nowasell's second hit. Nowasell then scored after Newton hit a double. He then scored on a Lowe hit. After Josh Nowasell reached base, he and Lowe scored on Trey Lohman's hit.
On the mound, Eric Lowe threw 50 pitches in five innings. He struck out four Reds in the process.
In the second game, both teams were scoreless in the first inning, but Lansing exploded for 10 runs in the second inning. Tonganoxie had opportunities of its own, but left the bases loaded in the second and left two runners on in the third. Overall, Tonganoxie left nine runners on base in a 13-2 defeat.
Earlier in the week, Tonganoxie No. 2 dropped games to Tonganoxie No. 1 (8-0 and 18-0), Easton (10-1 and 14-0) and the Leavenworth Knights (13-4 and 15-1).