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Archive for Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Firebirds top Lions, 6-4

May 7, 2008, 9:26 p.m. Updated May 7, 2008, 10:00 p.m.

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Free State High wrapped up its sixth Sunflower League baseball title in 11 seasons Wednesday night at Ice Field with a 6-4 victory over crosstown rival Lawrence High.

Despite starting the game in a 2-0 hole and facing a bases-loaded and one-out scenario, the Firebirds bounced back from a 4-0 deficit and rolled to victory.

Starter Caleb Gress (5-0) struck out 11 and pitched six strong innings for the win. LHS junior Dorian Green (2-2) took the loss.

The Free State offense was led by home runs from Alex Hardman and E.J. Swanson.

FSHS improved to 15-2 on the season while LHS dropped to 9-8.

The two teams will hook up again at 7 p.m. Thursday at Kansas University's Hoglund Ballpark.

For more on Wednesday's game, see Thursday's Journal-World.

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