The Lancaster varsity baseball team has picked the right time to get hot, as they have put together a seven-game winning streak dating back to April 27, and have won eight of their last nine games dating back to April 25.
Most recently, the Arrows (6-3, 9-4) have picked up two wins over Richland Center, and a non-conference victory over Cuba City.
Last Tuesday evening in Richland Center, the Arrows used seven hits to post a 5-4 victory over the host Hornets.
Sophomore Andy Ryan led the team with a 3-for-4 hitting performance that included two RBIs and one run scored.
Leading 4-3 going into the seventh, Lancaster got an RBI single from Ryan to score Brett Snider and make it a 5-3 ball game.
The Hornets put a scare into Lancaster by plating a run in the bottom half of the final inning, but left the tying run on second base.
Ryan picked up the win on the mound, giving up one earned run off three hits in two innings of action. Winston Zenz pitched five innings, giving up three earned runs off four hits before being replace by Ryan.
Last Friday evening, the two teams got together for another game at Richland Center, where the Arrows pulled out a 9-0 victory over the Hornets.
Lancaster had six hits in this contest, including RBI singles from Jake Taylor, Winston Zenz, Nate Holzinger and Brock Snider.
Brett Snider picked up the win on the mound, giving up no earned runs off one hit in three innings of work.
Taylor pitched two innings, giving up no runs off one hit, while Brock Snider pitched the final two innings, also giving up just one hit.
In non-conference action this past Monday evening, Lancaster extended their winning streak with a 6-0 shutout of host Cuba City.
The Arrows finished with six hits and got a 2-for-2 performance from Zenz, and a 2-for-3 performance from Brock Snider.
Zenz picked up the win on the mound.
Following this past Tuesday’s night’s home game against Platteville, the Arrows will travel to Prairie du Chien on Thursday, then host River Valley on Friday. They will then be at Potosi on Saturday.
Richland Center 4
(from Tuesday, May 7)
Lancaster 000 202 1 - 5 7 2
Richland Center 000 021 1 - 4 7 3
Leading hitters - L: Andy Ryan 3x4; RC: Killoy 2x4, Mortimer 2x4, Simonson 2x3. 2B - Ryan 2 (L), Jake Taylor (L), Kolloy (RC), Simonson (RC). W - Andy Ryan (2IN, 3H, 1ER, 0BB, 2K). L - Schauer (5.1IN, 6H, 4ER, 2BB, 4K). Other pitchers - L: Winston Zenz (5IN, 4H, 3ER, 5BB, 3K); RC: Anderson (1.2IN, 1H, 0ER, 0BB, 3K).
Richland Center 0
(from Friday, May 10)
Lancaster 011 100 6 - 9 6 1
Richland Center 000 000 0 - 0 3 2
2B - Levi Mekover (RC). W - Brett Snider (3IN, 1H, 0ER, 2BB, 2K). L - Lance Cook. Other pitchers - L: Jake Taylor (2IN, 1H, 0ER, 1BB, 2K); Brock Snider (2IN, 1H, 0ER, 0BB, 1K).
Lancaster 6, Cuba City 0
(from Monday, May 13)
Lancaster 300 010 2 - 6 6 2
Cuba City 000 000 0 - 0 4 2
Leading hitters - L: Winston Zenz 2x2, Brock Snider 2x3; CC: Brandon Slaats 2x3. 2B - Jake Taylor (L), Slaats (CC), Drew Richards (CC). W - Winston Zenz. L - Kyle Frederick.