Time to switch gears. With the Pittsburg State women doing so well, their basketball season made it to the final week. It also means there isn't very much breathing room between the end of basketball and area high school baseball and softball teams starting their seasons. Monday I went to cover Northeast High School start their season. It's all fun and gets better once I switch gears and get used to outdoor sports again.
SEAN STEFFEN/THE MORNING SUN
Northeast senior Chase Cleland hurls a pitch Monday afternoon during the first game of the Northeast Invitational against Liberal, Mo. Cleland and Liberal ace Colton Selvey both took no-decisions on fantastic pitching — they combined for 35 strikeouts, three walks and two hits allowed during their nine innings. Liberal won 1-0 in the bottom of the 11th and Northeast settled for third place later in the day with a 19-5 win over Chetopa.