LT baseball continues to cruise

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By CHRIS PUMMER

Dan Brewer clouted a grand slam and Casey McMurray and Andy Cannon also had two-run homers to lead the LT baseball team to an 18-2 win against Richards on Thursday. Joe Walsh also went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs for the Lions.

Thursday's clubbing of the Bulldogs from Richards came after a 5-1 win against Downers Grove South earlier in the week. LT began this week with a 15-1 record overall, and is 5-1 in the West Suburban (Silver) conference.

"We're playing good baseball," LT coach George Ushela said. "We play good defense and have good pitching. We have a good lineup from top-to-bottom, and we don't throw the ball around. We tend to make the plays we're supposed to. The key is we're not beating ourselves."

LT's doubleheader against Glenbard West that was rained out Saturday has been rescheduled as two dates, one Monday (after deadline) and another today (Wednesday). The Lions played a regularly scheduled game against Glenbard West on Tuesday, will play Thursday at Leyden and Saturday at home against Downers Grove North.

Softball battles busy schedule

With makeup games added to this week's schedule, the LT softball game will be playing eight games in six days, beginning with a Monday contest at home against Downers Grove North, and ending with two days at the St. Charles North Invitational.

"This week will definitely tell the tale of our season," Lions coach Dawn Schabacker said. "You normally don't have that tough of a schedule, but I have four pitchers that can throw the ball. If we stay focused, we can do well."

LT hasn't played since April 20 when they scored an 11-0 win in five innings against Proviso West. The Lions lost 5-1 to OPRF the previous Monday to fall to 2-1 in the WSC. They are now 8-4 overall.

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