The Lansing Lions banged out 10 hits, including a long home run by Eliott Wilk, to power past the Tonganoxie Chieftains 9-4 Tuesday in the first game of a Kaw Valley League doubleheader.
Dakota Sill, Peyton Basler, Logan Barnard and Wilk each had two hits for the Lions, who broke over the .500 mark to improve to 7-6 on the season.
The Lions withstood a last-inning rally by Tonganoxie, which plated four runs in the top of the seventh inning.
But the comeback rally fell short and the Chieftains fell to 3-11 on the season.
Derrick Williamson pitched six strong innings for the Lions.
The right-hander did not allow any runs and scattered just two hits. He issued just one walk and did not allow a baserunner past second base. He fanned six.
The Lions staged a two-out rally in the first inning to jump on the board first. Caleb Adams belted a run-scoring triple to center and Wilk followed with a single to left to drive in a run.
The Lions added two more runs in the second inning on a RBI fielder’s choice and a double-steal.
Lansing broke the game wide open in the fifth, scoring five runs on four hits.
Wilk got things started when he launched a two-run home run to left. Barnard added a RBI single, followed by a run-scoring double down the third base line by Sill.
Basler followed with a RBI double to left.
Tonganoxie drew four walks in the top of the seventh. Chandler Hamman had a RBI single and Ty Gambrill had a RBI bases-loaded walk.
The Lions made it a sweep of the doubleheader with a 15-2 victory in five innings in the second game.
Wilk had two doubles and four RBI and Garrett Bull slammed a two-run homer. Claye Howard had two RBI.
Barnard picked up the win, allowing four hits with four strikeouts in four innings.