Post 41 on a different streak
Tonganoxie’s Post 41 baseball team is streaking again, this time in the wrong direction.
The American Legion baseball team’s skid hit five losses in a row Friday, when the league-leading Lansing Reds came to Leavenworth County Fairgrounds and knocked off Post 41, 18-4 and 7-6.
Coach Pat Bailey said his team got hammered in the first game because of countless errors before Post 41 put up a fight — and played better defense — in the second loss.
The second game was tied entering the seventh inning, but Lansing scored in its final at bat to hand Post 41 its fifth straight loss.
Brett Bailes, Jon Harris, Amos White and A.J. Gilbert scored Tonganoxie’s runs in the 14-run loss to open the evening.
In the one-run setback, Harris went 3-for-4 with a double and drove in two runs. Dylan Fosdick drove in a run and scored, Corey Klinkenberg reached home twice and Cody Saladin knocked in a run.
“Though it was a loss, it was nice to see good effort from the guys,” Bailey said of the second loss on Friday. “Hopefully they will believe, as I do, that we can play with anyone in our league. We would like to get some consistency in our game and maybe put together a streak over our last two regular-season (dates).”
Post 41 plays host to the Lansing Cubs on Tuesday at 6 p.m. before wrapping up the regular season with a road doubleheader against Geiger on Friday in Leavenworth.
Tonganoxie lost the first four games of the season before reeling off six victories in a row. The win streak ended June 27, when Post 41 was swept by the Outlaws in Leavenworth. The team’s last victory was June 25 at home, against Geiger.