Sophomore Jamie Young threw five innings and struck out 11 Jefferson College batters in a 6-3 loss on Tuesday afternoon in Hillsboro, Missouri. He gave up five hits and three runs, of which only two were earned.
The Vikings had nine hits overall, five for extra bases. Lake Land had five hits.
Young took the loss while Alec Byous earned the win with four innings, giving up two hits and one run while striking out four. Trevor Teirtz earned the save.
Lake Land dropped to 1-15, while Jefferson improved to 14-7. The Lakers are next in action on Wednesday afternoon, hosting Carl Sandburg at 3 p.m. at Laker Field.
Jefferson jumped out to the lead in the first when Matt Dunham hammered an 0-1 pitch over the right-field fence for the 1-0 lead. Young retired the next four Viking batters before a single in the third. After Joe Mcknight’s one-out single, Laker third basemen Quenten Helmuth committed an error on what should have been the second out. With runners on first and second, Young struck out a hitter before Dunham singled in McKnight for the 2-0 lead.
Lake Land cut the lead in half the next inning when Isaiah Hart grounded out to third, bringing in Ben Schuler who had doubled to start the inning. Jefferson College scores in the bottom of the inning and added three more before the Lakers would find the scoreboard again in the seventh when Oliver Dunn knocked in Helmuth and Keagan Brady for the final three-run tally.
2B –Schuler (4), 3B – none, HR –none, RBI – Dunn 2 (5), Hart (7)
HBP – none, SB – none, CS – Young, Hart WP – Byous (2-0) LP – Young (0-1) Sv – Tietz (2)