Lakeview’s softball team played a pair of doubleheaders this past week, both yielding vastly different results. On Saturday, April 6, the lady Honkers squared off against Burns, winning 7-3 in the first game. They started well, scoring 5 runs before Burns scored their first run. The team took advantage of 5 defensive errors made by Burns and was able to jump out to an early lead.
It wasn’t until the sixth inning that Burns first scratched, as Lakeview pitcher Abbi Brooks had been throwing well, but allowed too many walks in the sixth. Burns’ catcher, K. McLean lifted her team’s spirits. She hit a single, stole second, had 1 RBI, and scored 1 run all in that inning. All the offense put out by the Burns cut the lead from 5-0 to 5-3, bringing the game within striking distance.
Game 2 of the pair was more of the same, with Brooks pitching a shutout and defeating Burns in 5 innings, 12-0. The 6 runs scored in the second inning and 5 runs scored in the third inning stomped out all hope for the defeated Burns squad, who failed to register a hit. Jessica Alves led the way for Lakeview with 3 runs and 1 RBI.
“The team is working hard and improving,” Robinson said. “Each girl is contributing on offense, hitting and scoring runs.”
Game 2 was a display of offensive firepower. The Honkers built a comfortable lead, scoring 5 runs in the third inning. But the Antlers scored 7 times in the fifth inning, resulting in a tug-of-war between the two opponents. Lakeview responded in a big way with a 4-run fifth inning of its own.
The team was scheduled to play on Friday, April 5 against North Lake, but the game was canceled.
Their next game is a home doubleheader on Tuesday, April 9 against Modoc.