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Lincoln soccer closes out season with win.
By Kevin Korpal
Jun. 1, 2010   ·   10:45 a.m.

Strong defense led the Lincoln Railsplitters to a 3-1 victory over the undersized Ypsilanti Phoenix to close out the season on Lincoln’s Senior Night last Thursday....read more

Lincoln lacrosse dominates Ypsilanti
By Kevin Korpal
May. 20, 2010   ·   6:23 p.m.

Wind and rain were the names of the game when the Lincoln High School lacrosse team defeated visiting Ypsilanti High School 13-3 Monday night.

The Railsplitters...read more

Flyers softball drop season opener
By Jeremiah Juncker
Mar. 31, 2010   ·   5:50 p.m.

Willow Run junior starting pitcher Katie Mullins in the third inning in the team's home-opener against Huron Valley Lutheran High School. Flyers lost 13-4 against the Hawks Tuesday.

It was a mix of inexperience, first game jitters and a strong opposing pitcher which saw the Willow Run High School girl’s softball team drop its season-opener...read more

Lincoln High School sports roundup
By Jeremiah Juncker
Mar. 30, 2010   ·   10:39 a.m.

Baseball: Ace Andrew Dillon leads a young Railspitters team as fourth-year coach Marty Lozano tries to turn things around after a 12-21 season in 2009. Lozano has...read more

Lincoln hockey earns fourth straight win
By Tom Perkins
Dec. 22, 2009   ·   9:47 a.m.

Railsplitter David Skeans fires in the game winning goal against Chelsea.

For two periods it looked as if Lincoln hockey was not only going to break their winless streak against Chelsea, but they were going to decimate the Bulldogs in...read more

Gabriel Richard wins four-team tournament

Lincoln's Kyle Deuel lines up to hit a single Saturday to lead off the top of the fifth against Gabriel Richard at Oestrike Stadium. He finished 2-for-3 with two singles. Photo by Justin Souva

Lincoln's Kyle Deuel lines up to hit a single Saturday to lead off the top of the fifth against Gabriel Richard at Oestrike Stadium. He finished 2-for-3 with two singles.
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Lincoln falls by one run in final game

By Justin Souva
May. 10, 2009    ·    12:30 p.m.


The nightcap of the Lincoln-Richard Tournament on Saturday proved to be the championship game between the two host schools.

Ypsilanti Lincoln and Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard entered the final game at Eastern Michigan University’s Oestrike Stadium each 2-0 in the four-team tournament, which also included Ypsilanti and Belleville.

Lincoln and Richard didn’t disappoint either. The game came down to the final pitch, with Richard taking a 3-2 win courtesy of a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh.

Prior to the last inning, Lincoln pitcher Andrew Dillon had been able to get himself out of various jams throughout the game. However, he wasn’t able to do so in the seventh.

Dillon allowed a leadoff single and then back-to-back walks before throwing a wild pitch that allowed Donnie Eaton to score the winning run.

“We played tough,” said Lincoln coach Marty Lozano, whose team is 9-9. “We weren’t as crisp for this last game, but we fought hard all day.”

Half of the tournament games were played at Oestrike and the other half was at Lincoln’s home field, where Lincoln beat Belleville 13-2 and Ypsilanti 8-2.

The game between Lincoln and Ypsilanti was the last for Lincoln’s seniors on their home field. Senior Victor Roache made the best of it as he went 4-for-4 with four RBIs, two runs, a stolen base and a home run to left field.

Lincoln scored five in the thrid to take a 5-2 lead and never trailed again. Roache’s home run extended his team’s lead to 6-2 after four innings.

Ypsilanti (1-15) had a chance to tie the score in the fifth when it loaded the bases with no outs. That opportunity was quickly squandered when Ypsilanti, which left nine runners on base, tried a squeeze bunt that turned into a double play.

Ypsilanti coach Terry Bigham called it an “ill-advised suicide squeeze.”

“We left a lot of guys on base,” Bigham said. “It’s been killing us.”

Lozano and Bigham each found positives from the tournament, though.

“It gives us a chance to play a lot of kids,” said Bigham, whose team lost to Richard 16-7 and Belleville 14-5. “With three games everyone gets a chance to play.”

Lozano said it was good to play both Ypsilanti and Belleville because his team will be in the same division as Ypsilanti next season and plays Belleville in districts.

@ Lincoln High School

Belleville 14, Ypsilanti 5

Lincoln 15, Belleville 2

Lincoln 8, Ypsilanti 2

@ Oestrike Stadium

Richard 16, Ypsilanti 7

Richard 2, Belleville 1

Richard 3, Lincoln 2



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