After a tough week of doubleheaders, the Honker girls are closing in on the end of the season. Lakeview took the field twice this past week. On Saturday, May 11, Lakeview battled Cascade Christian to the best of its ability before succumbing to the Challengers in both games, 12-7 and 14-10, respectively.
In game one of the twin bill, the Honkers lost 12-7 as they struggled to get off the field for long stretches throughout the game. Lakeview gave up a quick 4-1 lead before switching pitchers midway through the third inning and eventually got their batters to the plate.
The third inning proved the best for the home team as they rattled off hit after hit and eventually scored three runs on a triple by Tori Crumrine that tied the game for the Honkers. After the third inning, though, the Challengers seized control. Scoring eight fourth inning runs effectively sealed the game and the Honkers were outscored by a total of 8-2 after the third inning.
In game two, the Challengers ran up the lead to 14-1 midway through the third inning before the Honkers came roaring back. In that inning, they scored eight runs to help bring the game within striking distance.
Cascade Christian’s pitching froze the Honkers out the rest of the game, however, and they managed only one more run, losing 14-10. Abbi Brooks had three hits in game two, including two singles, one triple and four RBI.
The Honkers also played Tuesday, May 7 against Burns in what was their last road game of the season. Burns defeated Lakeview in a hard-fought battle, 13-12, after the road team led most of the way.
Burns opened the game with three runs to give them a solid lead. Lakeview answered back with a flurry of scores in the third inning that resulted in a 10 score period before getting their three outs. Burns took the wind out of the Honkers’ sails, scoring six runs in the fourth inning.