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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

Sliders’ bats struggle in fourth straight loss

Mike Penn retired 15 consecutive batters when he started in the first game of the series against Evansville Tuesday night in the Sliders' 5-3 loss. Photo by Josh Curmi

Mike Penn retired 15 consecutive batters when he started in the first game of the series against Evansville Tuesday night in the Sliders' 5-3 loss.
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Ypsi baseball to avoid sweep at home tonight

By Josh Curmi
Aug. 13, 2009    ·    9:36 a.m.


The Midwest Sliders bats were stifled Wednesday night in a tough 3-1 loss to the Evansville Otters.

Despite many chances to put runs on the board, the Sliders once again couldn’t find the hit to ignite the offense.

Otters’ starter Stephen Brock went 6 1-3 innings giving up one unearned run. Brock (1-1) allowed four hits while striking out three.

The Otters (25-49) went up 2-0 in the third inning. Kenny Gilbert scored on a Frank Meade single after leading the inning off with a double to left. Gilbert and Meade would lead the Otters with three hits each.

The Sliders’ (38-39) lone run would come in the fifth inning. Newcomer Ryan Kennedy walked to start the inning, stole second and went to third on Brock’s throwing error. Kennedy scored on Lee Rubin’s groundout.

Kennedy went 2-2 with two walks in his Sliders debut.

Evansville would add an insurance run in the seventh inning to take a 3-1 lead off reliever P.J. Zocchi.

Nolan Shaffer suffered the loss despite going six innings and only allowing two earned runs. Shaffer (3-3) gave up five hits and had five strikeouts.

Midwest will look to avoid the sweep at 7:05 p.m. tonight at Oestrike Stadium. Tomorrow night, the Southern Illinois Miners will come to town for a three game set.



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