MATTOON (JG-TC) — The Lake Land softball team made quick work of Frontier Community College in two games on on Tuesday to open Region 24 play. Lake Land won the first game 11-1 in five innings and then won the second game 13-0 in five innings to advance to the Region 24 Final Four. Lake Land crossed the 50-win mark with the win and improved to 51-11.
In the first game, Emily Oestreich got the win and went all five innings.
Offensively, Sam Valentine was 3-for-3 with a home run, a triple, four runs and two RBIs, Tegan Murphy was 2-for-3 with a home run, a double and six RBIs, Haylee Short was 2-for-3, Madison Boone was 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs and two RBIs, Britt Remmers drove in a run and Hope Collier was 2-for-2 with two runs.
In the second game, Katelyn Fisher picked up her 16th win of the season. She went all five innings and gave up three hits and struck out six.
Offensively, Valentine had two runs and an RBI, Addison Baele had two RBIs, Murphy had a double, score three times and drove in a run, Short had a double and an RBI, Alina Lance hit a home run and had two RBIs, Kendra Gengenbacher scored twice and Boone hit a double, scored twice and drove in three runs.
Lake Land baseball sweeps SWIC
BELLEVILLE — Lake Land picked up its second and third straight wins with an 11-1 win over Southwestern Illinois College and then won the second game 4-2. Lake Land improved to 18-28 overall and 11-16 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference.
In the 11-1 win, Parker Nolan went all seven innings and gave up eight hits, one run, two walks and struck out four.
Felix Baez hit a home run and drove in one, Adam Cox hit a home run and drove in one, Anthony Morales hit a home run, scored twice and drove in a run, Luis Dominguez scored twice, Randall Winger scored twice and Jordan Thoele was 2-for-3 with a home run, a double and six RBIs.
In the 4-2 win, Brady Cappe went 5 2/3 innings for the win and gave up three hits, two unearned runs, walked six and struck out four. Jake McClellan drove in a run.