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Lawrence High baseball

Heads-up play saves 5-3 Lawrence Raiders victory
June 16, 2013
Lawrence Raiders catcher Lee McMahon helped save a 5-3 victory on Saturday afternoon at Lawrence High by simply paying attention. By Jesse Newell
Raiders relievers steady in home-opening victory
June 12, 2013
Playing in town for the first time this summer, the Lawrence Raiders rode some steady relief pitching to a 5-3 victory over the Midwest Bruins Tuesday night at Free State High. By Benton Smith
World Company Cup returns to Free State
June 12, 2013
For the seventh time in eight years, the World Company Cup belongs to Free State High. The trophy, awarded since 2006 to the school that prevails most often in City Showdowns and other competitions between rivals Lawrence High and Free State, spent the last year on display at LHS. However, the Lions’ claim to the cup proved short-lived, as Free State conquered the Lions, 17-9, in the standings. By Benton Smith
Ex-Lion Albert Minnis goes in 25th round
June 8, 2013
The Houston Astros used the first pick of the 25th round of the Major League Baseball free-agent draft to select Wichita State junior left-handed pitcher Albert Minnis, who led Lawrence High to the Class 6A state title his junior season.
Former LHS ace Cleavinger named freshman All-American
June 6, 2013
Former Lawrence High pitcher Garrett Cleavinger, now playing at the University of Oregon, was named to the Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American Baseball Team.
Lions’ Drew Green emerges as state’s top slugger
June 5, 2013
It was a cold March weekend in Oklahoma early this spring when Lawrence High baseball coach Brad Stoll and his players realized what Lions opponents would soon find out through punishment: LHS catcher Drew Green was a brute with a bat in his hands. By Benton Smith
Four city preps on all-state baseball
June 3, 2013
The Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches placed four city players on its 2013 Class 6A All-State first team.
City represented on league baseball team
May 31, 2013
The city’s baseball teams earned heaps of accolades from their Sunflower League peers this season, including a Player of the Year award for Lawrence High junior catcher Drew Green and Coach of the Year honors for Free State coach Mike Hill.
State coaches name Lions’ Green player of the year
May 23, 2013
The Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches has named Lawrence High junior catcher Drew Green the 2013 Player of the Year.
LHS baseball falls in final
May 16, 2013
Less than five hours after pounding out 12 runs on 13 hits to advance to the regional title game at Eisenhower Baseball Complex, Lawrence High’s baseball team mustered just two hits in a 2-0 loss to second-seeded Manhattan. By Matt Tait
City baseball teams battle-tested entering regional play
May 15, 2013
Coaches like to talk about the importance of using the regular season to set their teams up for the best possible postseason scenario. No baseball team took advantage of that formula better than Free State High (17-3), which plays host to a four-team Class 6A regional today. By Benton Smith
Free State hosting regional baseball, softball, soccer games
May 11, 2013
KSHSAA released Class 6A regional brackets Saturday, and three Free State High spring sports teams will play host to at least one playoff game this coming week.
LHS, FSHS pitchers shine in 10-inning showdown duel
May 10, 2013
Although a few clutch at-bats in extra innings turned out to be the difference during Thursday’s City Showdown won by Lawrence High, 2-1, in 10 innings, at Kansas University’s Hoglund Ballpark, neither LHS or Free State would have reached that point had it not been for the four strong outings on the mound that came before it. By Matt Tait
LHS baseball edges FSHS on bases-loaded, 10th-inning walk
May 10, 2013
As combative as the previous couple of hours of City Showdown baseball had been, Free State High coach Mike Hill and his Lawrence High counterpart Brad Stoll proudly shook hands Thursday night at Hoglund Ballpark. Neither side could feel too bad following a 10-inning battle that Lawrence won, 2-1, on a bases-loaded, full-count, two-out, walk-off walk. By Benton Smith
LHS player’s global trips provide rare perspective
May 8, 2013
For parts of the past three summers, Lawrence High School baseball play C.J. Stuever, his two older sisters and his parents have been on trips helping organizations that deliver desperately needed medical relief to remote locations. By Tom Keegan