A tough end to Lakeview High School varsity baseball’s season came with a double header at Cascade Christian, losing both games on Saturday, May 17, resulting in the Honkers missing the district playoffs.
Game one had Logan Staub taking the mound for the Honkers. LHS commit eight errors and managed only two hits, giving up runs in every inning, as they were blown out in a game called after five innings, 14-0.
Game two was more competitive, LHS fighting in a close 2-1 ball game with Landen Lampman assuming pitching responsibilities. After giving up two runs in the first two innings, Lampman pitched three clean innings, while the Honkers defense was cleaned up from the first outing, committing only two errors.
LHS scored in the top of the sixth inning, but Cascade Christian poured it on in the bottom of the sixth, scoring seven runs to win 9-1. Dylan Diedrich provided the offensive output in game two, hitting a triple.
The losses kept Lakeview out of the district playoffs, ending their season. It was a year of growing pains, a young squad comprised largely of freshmen and sophomores suffering the loss of a senior mid-season and off the field drama. A last-minute cancelation by Bonanza earlier in the week prevented the seniors from being honored in their final home game, but coaches remain hopeful that the experience gained this year will pay off greatly in the future.