Sometimes you wish the heartbreakers were just blowouts. That way they wouldn't sting so bad. The Lansing Lions scored 11 unanswered runs to make a fantastic comeback against Basehor, but ultimately lost in extras, 13-12 in 12 innings.
In the bottom of the 12th, trailing 13-12, Lansing had runners at second and third with two outs, but couldn't get the tying run across.
"Karma came back and got us in the end," Lions baseball coach Mike Williams said. "I'm disappointed with how we came out in the beginning. We completely gave it to them. But I am impressed with how we came back like that."
Basehor ran out to an 11-0 lead early, one of the culprits being lackluster defense by the Lions. Lansing put four runs on the board in the fourth, and then broke out in the seventh with seven runs to knot it at 11-11.
Basehor plated single runs in the 9th and 10th, but Lansing responded in kind. They couldn't quite respond in the 12th.
Sophomore Dylan Root led the way for Lansing, pitching three scoreless innings to help the home team claw back in. He also went three-for-three at the dish.
The loss puts the Lions at 2-2. Lansing will play Basehor again Friday at 4 p.m. as a make-up game. The teams couldn't get the second game of the doubleheader in Wednesday after the first contest went long.