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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

Kings hold off Sliders to even series

Sliders starting pitcher Kyle Kearcher threw six innings only allowing three runs in the Sliders loss Friday night. Photo by Josh Curmi

Sliders starting pitcher Kyle Kearcher threw six innings only allowing three runs in the Sliders loss Friday night.
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Former EMU pitcher to start in series clincher

By Josh Curmi
Jul. 25, 2009    ·    2:48 a.m.


The Kalamazoo Kings scored three late runs to win the second game of the series Friday Night, beating the Midwest Sliders 3-2.

The Sliders (26-28) took an early one-run lead in the first inning. Zack Pace singled, stole second and later scored on Jimmy Baker’s sacrifice fly.

Kalamazoo scored their first run of the series in the sixth inning, when Scott Billak hit a solo home run to tie the game.

Josh Short gave the Kings (35-21) the lead with another solo home run in the seventh. Amos Ramon would score later in the inning after, hitting a double to make it a 3-1 ballame.

Ben Barrone brought Midwest back within one after doubling and scoring in the eighth.

Baker walked to lead off the ninth, followed by a bunt single from Robbie Knapp. Both would be leave the game for pinch runners. With one out, Joash Brodin hit a long fly ball down the right field line. Pinch runner Garret Maines, who didn’t tag up at second base, couldn’t get back in time to avoid the double play to end the game.

Kyle Kearcher suffered the loss despite a solid outing. Kearcher (1-7) allowed three runs in six innings. Earl Oakes and P.J. Zocchi pitched three innings of scoreless relief for the Sliders.

John Brownell threw a complete game while earning the win for the Kings. Brownell (7-3) struck out seven and allowed two runs.

The final game of the series will be tomorrow night 6:05 p.m. at Oestrike Stadium. Jeff Fischer, a former Eastern Michigan pitcher, will take the mound for the Sliders.



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