Laker Softball Sectional Runner-up's
May 30, 2014By Evan Garretson of Lakeland High School
The Lakers started off their sectional campaign with a 12-2 win over West Noble. Ashton Miller started off the game with a 2-run homer in the first inning. Kristen Wiese went 3-4 with an RBI, and Karissa Troyer went 2-4 with 3 runs scored and 1 RBI.
The semifinal game against Northwood was a tight one, after being down 5-2, the Lakers scored 3 runs in the 3rd, and chalked up 3 more in the 4th to take an 8-6 lead. After capitalizing on 6 walks, 4 hit batters, and 3 wild pitches, the Lakers closed out the game with a 10-6 victory.
The championship game was hard fought. The Lakers pulled together 1 hit by Ashtin Miller. Wawasee scored their first run off of the only Laker error of the night, then strung together a few hits in the 6th to take the 8-0 victory.
Despite the loss, the Lady Lakers have had an impressive season going 15-13, and shattering multiple records along the way. The team record for homeruns (17) the individual career records for both home runs (14) and RBI's (109) set by Jill Mingus.
Congratulations on a solid season ladies.