Hornets continue to win
The Baldwin City Hornets 15-16 baseball team extended its win steak to six games with three wins last week in league play. The Hornets beat the Lawrence Giants on Wednesday 9-1 and won back-to-back games against the Lawrence Reds on Friday and Saturday, 12-11 and 13-5.
In the win against the Giants, Ricky Woodbridge pitched a complete game, allowing just three hits and striking out five. Baldwin scored four runs in the first inning on four hits, including triples by Woodbridge and Brian Wendt.
Hornet coach John Fuller said the team played well in all phases of the game.
"We got solid pitching, played good defense and hit the ball really well with men on base," Fuller said. "Overall, I think it's the best game we've played all year."
In Friday's victory against the Reds in Baldwin, the Hornets trailed 7-0 in the third inning, but battled back with five runs in the final inning for the win. Wendt, Ryne Jackson and Grant Meisenheimer pitched in the win and Woodbridge had two doubles.
In a rematch the following night in Lawrence, Baldwin jumped on the Reds for three runs in the first inning and five runs in the second. Brian Turk had two hits, reached base in all five of his plate appearances, and scored four runs. Meisenheimer, Wendt, Woodbridge, J.D. King, Scott Johnson and Nick Nelson also collected hits for the Hornets.
The Hornets, 13-3 and tied for the league lead, played Tuesday night in Lawrence, but the result was not available at press time.