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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 beat Windy City in home opener

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Five-game winning strike brings Ypsi to top of division

By Josh Curmi
May. 30, 2009    ·    1:19 p.m.


Two huge innings lifted the Midwest Sliders of Ypsilanti over the Windy City Thunderbolts 9-6.

In Ypsilanti’s first home professional baseball game since 1913 the Sliders belted 15 hits to send the crowd of 187 home happy Saturday.

Ypsilanti Councilmember Brian Robb threw out the ceremonial first pitch, and is very optimistic about what the Sliders will bring to the community. “This will be a lot of fun, hopefully we build success and make it permanent in Ypsilanti,” he said

Already leading 1-0, the Thunderbolts took an early 3-0 lead in the second inning with Vinnie Scarduzio’s solo homer and a RBI double by Guillermo Martinez.

The Sliders scored three in the second. Jonnie Knoble’s two run double in the second brought in Ralph Rosas and Dom Lombardi. After that Roberto Mena sacrifice fly brought in Jeremy Jones from third, knotting the score at 3-3.

In the third, the Sliders hit around, with six runs on six hits highlighted by Lombardi’s two run double. Knoble went 2-4 with a double and three RBI’s. Jones batted 3-3 with a walk, double, and RBI. The Sliders scored four of the six runs with two outs, taking a 9-3 lead.

The two time defending league champs didn’t quit. The Thunderbolts scored a run in the fifth and two in the seventh to make it a three-run game heading into the ninth. Earl Oakes stepped in and struck out two after allowing a leadoff double for his fourth save of the season.

Dexter native Mike Penn (2-0) received the win, pitching five innings, allowing 12 hits, four runs, while striking out three. Two of Penn’s strikeouts came with men on second and third with no outs, the threat was ended with a fly out to right. Shane Zegarac (1-1) suffered the loss for the Thunderbolts.

The Sliders are on a five game winning streak improving to 6-2, and in a first place tie with the Florence Freedom in the Frontier League East Division.

Righty Chris Rollins will take the mound tonight for the Sliders in the second game of the series at 6:05 p.m. held at EMU’s Oestrike stadium.

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