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Lake Land softball splits

MOUNT CARMEL — Lake Land split a Great Rivers Athletic Conference doubleheader with Wabash Valley winning the first game 6-4, but falling 17-12 in the second game Tuesday. Wabash Valley is in first place in the GRAC, while Lake Land is in second. 

Wabash Valley took a 2-0 lead in the first inning of the opening game. The Lady Lakers scored a run in the fifth inning, but Wabash Valley scored one in the bottom of the inning to make it 3-1. Lake Land scored five runs in the top of the sixth to go ahead 7-3 and Wabash Valley only made up for one of those in the seventh inning.

Frankie Izard and Natalie Gordan each hit a triple for the Lady Lakers while Peyton DeChant, Amaya Eubanks, Allie Helton and Emmy Graver each doubled. Mattoon graduate Abrienne Lee picked up the win allowing nine hits and four hits while striking out six batters.

In the second game the Lakers scored a run in the first inning, but Wabash Valley got three runs in the bottom of the inning and added three more in the second inning to lead 6-1. Lake Land scored one in the third and eight runs in the fourth inning and one in the fifth to narrow the lead to 16-11, but Wabash Valley scored its final run in the bottom of the fifth and the Lady Lakers got their final run in the seventh.

Rachael Quaritsch led the Lakers with two doubles. Izard, Kali Husman and Graver each doubled. Olivia Haas took the loss allowing three hits and five runs in one-third inning.

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Lake Land is now 37-15 overall, 21-5 in the conference, second to Wabash Valley’s conference record of 23-3. The Lady Lakers are to host John. A Logan College for another conference doubleheader Thursday starting at 2 p.m.

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Lake Land baseball loses

MATTOON—Lincoln Trail defeated Lake Land 4-2 in a Great Rivers Athletic Conference game Tuesday.

No other details were available at press time.

Lake Land falls to 6-23 overall, 1-14 in the conference, and is to host Frontier College for a non-conference game at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

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