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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 fall to Kalamazoo despite late comeback

The second game of the series against the Kalamazoo Kings will be tonight at Oestrike Stadium. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Photo by Josh Curmi

The second game of the series against the Kalamazoo Kings will be tonight at Oestrike Stadium. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
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Series continues tonight at Oestrike Stadium

By Josh Curmi
Jun. 25, 2009    ·    12:29 a.m.

The Midwest Sliders came up with too little too late against the division-leading Kalamazoo Kings Wednesday.

Despite scoring three runs in the bottom of the ninth, the Sliders lost 6-4.

Kalamazoo took a 2-0 lead in the top of the fourth after Jeff Grose hit an RBI single, Grose went 2-4 with three RBI’s.

Sam DeLuca brought the Sliders within one, with a solo home run to lead off the bottom of the fifth inning. DeLuca sparked the Slider offense going 3-4 with two RBI’s.

After adding a run in the sixth, the Kings scored three more runs in the eighth off of reliever Earl Oakes, however only one was earned. Two straight singles, an error, and another single pushed the lead to 6-1.

With the first three batters to reach base and score to start the ninth inning, the Sliders were only down two. Roberto Mena led off with a walk, Jimmy Baker followed with an RBI double off the center field wall, and Gilberto Zayas singled.

A close play at the plate seemed to kill the Sliders momentum. Robbie Knapp was thrown out trying to score after an overthrow at third base the next two batters would strike out to end the game.

Kyle Kearcher (1-4) received the loss, despite only giving up two earned runs over six innings and striking out six.

John Brownell (5-1) went eight plus innings allowing four earned runs while striking out three. Tommy Meija recorded his seventh save coming in for Brownell after he had given up three straight hits to start the ninth.

The second game of the series will be tonight at Oestrike Stadium, 7:05 p.m. first pitch.

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