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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 win series in extra innings

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Ypsilanti baseball heads home Thursday

By Josh Curmi
Jul. 20, 2009    ·    12:02 p.m.


The Midwest Sliders beat the River City Rascals Sunday 12-8, winning two games of the three game series. The Sliders won Friday 6-3 and the Rascals took Saturday’s game 10-4.

The West Division leading Rascals (31-19) tied the game in the bottom of the ninth with two runs. The Sliders (24-25) struck back with a five-run 10th to win the game and series.

River City took an early 2-0 lead, which included a Jorge Gutierrez home run.

After hitting a double and scoring in the fourth for Midwest, Jimmy Baker hit a two-run single in the fifth. Four singles in the inning scored three runs putting the Sliders up 4-3. Baker finished 2-5 and knocked in two runs in the game.

Gutierrez gave the Rascals the lead again in the sixth, hitting a two-run single. Gutierrez went 4-4 with four RBI’s on the night.

Taking advantage of wild Rascal pitching, the Sliders scored two runs in the seventh with no hits. Two walks came around to score, one on a groundout then another on a wild pitch.

In the bottom of the ninth, Ryan Wehrle’s sacrifice fly made it a one-run game. An error by Robbie Knapp allowed the tying run to score for the Rascals.

Zack Pace, Roberto Mena, Clay McCord, Gilberto Zayas, and Jonnie Knoble all singled for the Sliders in the tenth. Giving the Sliders a 12-7 lead for reliever Arshwin Asjes.

Asjes (1-0) earned the win after giving up the two runs in the ninth. Starter Kyle Kearcher received a no-decision going five innings and allowing four runs.

The Sliders now travel to Sauget, Ill. for a three game series against the Gateway Grizzlies starting today. They will return to Oestrike Stadium Thursday against the Kalamazoo Kings.

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