Chieftains split with Lansing in wild doubleheader
Second game goes eight innings, Lansing wins 17-16
Lansing The Tonganoxie High baseball team split a doubleheader with Lansing on Monday evening.
The Chieftains won the first game of the twinbill, 12-3, before falling to the home team, 17-16, in the offense-heavy, extra-inning second game.
In the THS victory, four Chieftains recorded multi-hit games. Tyler Lupton was 2-for-5, drove in one run and scored another. Logan Forbis went 2-for-4 and scored four times. Keith Wentz-Hall reached base in all five plate appearances, went 2-for-2 and scored two runs. Brandon Yoder was 3-for-5 with 2 RBI.
Lupton, the Chieftains' usual catcher, was on the mound in the victory. The sophomore threw six innings and allowed four hits. He walked three batters and struck out one.
The second game was a barnburner as Lansing and Tonganoxie combined for 33 runs on 29 hits.
The game was tied at 16 after seven innings and Lansing scored the winning run in the bottom of the eighth after THS failed to score in the top of the inning.
Five Chieftains had two hits in the narrow defeat. Leadoff hitter Rob Schlicht was 2-for-4 with three RBI and scored twice. Forbis went 2-for-5 and drove in three runs. Wentz-Hall was 2-for-4 with three RBI. Todd Brown had two hits and three RBI. Ethan Lorrance was 2-for-4 and drove in two runners.