Lake Land exploded for eight runs in the first four innings but could not overcome five errors in an 11-10 loss to host Heartland on Tuesday.
The Lakers scored four runs in the fourth inning to go ahead 8-6, but Heartland rallied to go ahead 10-9 in the fifth.
Isaiah Hart lined a triple to center to score Oliver Dunn, who had walked, to tie the score at 10 in the sixth.
But Heartland took advantage of a single, two consecutive errors and a fielders choice to take the lead for good the following inning, 11-10.
“For the most part as an offense, we are giving ourselves a chance to win,” said Lakers coach Julio Godinez, “however, we are failing to capitalize in key situations with runners in scoring position.”
Dunn drove in four runs on two hits while Hart collected two hits off the bench. Jacob Spitz also had a pair of singles.
“We are a couple hits and a couple plays defensively from being a really, really hard team to beat,” Godinez said.
The Lakers play four games at home on Friday and Saturday.