Another rough outing for Lakeview High School varsity baseball ended under the mercy rule, St. Mary’s beating the Honkers 11-1 on Tuesday, April 22 on a cold and blustery day in Lakeview that featured scattered hail for some of the game.
LHS starting pitcher Cody Hamilton compiled eight strikeouts, but got little defensive help as the Honkers commit seven errors while falling victim to the long ball from St. Mary’s power hitters.
Hamilton did help his cause with two of LHS’ five hits on the day, and Grant Steward added to the Honkers’ offensive threat by drawing two walks. But, by the time they got on the board with a run in the bottom of the fourth inning St. Mary’s had already powered their way to a six-run lead.
St. Mary’s added two more runs against Hamilton until Landen Lampman replaced him on the mound for the sixth inning. The pitching change did little to curtail St. Mary’s offensive power, rocking Lampman for three more runs, resulting in the 10-run mercy rule ending the game after six innings.
LHS junior varsity played at Henley on Thursday, April 24, losing 15-1, before the varsity team traveled to Cascade Christian on Tuesday, April 29. LHS junior varsity next plays Thursday, May 1, hosting Henley JV, followed by a varsity double header at home vs. Illinois Valley on Saturday, May 3.