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Ellinwood splits Legion doubleheader
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ELLINWOOD — Ellinwood rallied for six first-inning runs for a 9-5 Legion baseball victory over Lyons Tuesday. Lyons won the opener 5-2.

ELLINWOOD 9, LYONS 5 (G2) — Levi Swenson, Evan Johanning and Woodson Corbett each drove in two runs for Ellinwood (4-9).

Lyons’ Josh Ortiz singled home Carlos Valerio for a first-inning run. Ellinwood

Johanning singled home Swenson and David Hammeke to ignite a six-run first inning. Corbett singled home Johanning and Kyler Doll. Tyler Knop’s single scored Tyler Dingman and Ryan Niles scored a run for a 6-1 lead. Niles scored a third-inning run for a 7-1 lead. 

Lyons scored four fourth-inning runs for a 7-5 score. Ellinwood’s Swenson singled home Niles and Corbett for a 9-5 final. 

LYONS 5, ELLINWOOD 2 (G1) — Lyons pitcher Carlos Valerio struck out six batters in a 95-pitch outing. Lyons turned two double plays and catcher Brian Bernhardt threw out Levi Swenson on an attempted steal.

Swenson scored Ellinwood’s first run and Jayce Christiansen singled home David Hammeke for the second run. Shortstop Swenson turned a double play.

Dez Higgins scored Lyons; first run and Valerio scored the second run. Wyatt Showalter scored the third run. Ortiz singled home two seventh-inning runs for a 5-2 final.

Lyons 002 100 2 — 5 8 0

Ellinwood 000 200 0 — 2 10 1

Valerio and Bernhardt. Knop, Hosman (4) and Doll. W—Valerio. L—Knop.

Lyons 100 40 — 5 5 0 

Ellinwood 601 02 — 9 9 0

Ortiz, Kayston (1), Brandon McClure (4) and Bernhardt. Hammeke, Christiiansen (4), Stuhsatz (4) and Swenson. W—Hammeke. L—Ortiz. 2B—L—Boat.