By Mike Monahan
MATTOON – The Lake Land softball team outscored Frontier Community College 20-1 in the non-conference doubleheader Tuesday, winning 11-1 and 9-0 to improve to 43-7 overall.
In the first game, the Lakers scored four in the fourth to lead 5-1 and added six more in the fifth.
Taylor Warne was 3-for-3 with two runs batted in while Klara Cejkova-Kolaci was 2-for-3 with one of three doubles by Lake Land, winners of four straight, travels to Belleville to play Southwestern Illinois College Thursday in a Great Rivers Athletic Conference doubleheader starting at 2 p.m.
Rachel Kaufman pitched all five innings, allowing four hits and one run with one walk and four strikeouts.
In the second game, Claire Maulding threw a five inning, two-hit shutout with no walks and two strikeouts.
The Lakers led 1-0 after two before scoring seven in the fourth.
Marama Makea went 1-for-4 with three runs batted in while Carson Cole was 3-for-4 with two stolen bases. Tyana Graber was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a double and Krysten Darrough also had multiple hits in the game, going 2-for-3.
Lake Land baseball splits with Lincoln Trail
ROBINSON – Lake Land suffered a tough 13-12 loss to Lincoln Trail, the second place team in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference. The Lakers rebounded with an 11-5 triumph over the Statesmen in the second game Tuesday.
Keegan Garis went 2-for-5 with a double and five runs batted in during the second game, while Brody Macak was 1-for-2 with two runs batted in. Jacob Walker was 2-for-4.
The Lakers, 21-24 overall, broke a deadlock at one with four runs in the fifth, taking the lead for good.
Keegan McCarty was the winning pitcher, going 5 1/3 innings and allowing four runs on three hits with two walks and eight strikeouts.
Lake Land led in the first game 4-0 after three innings, when Lincoln Trail scored six in the to take the lead. After five innings the Lakers trailed 10-5. The Lakers led 12-11 after six and a half innings, but the Statesmen won on a walk-off.
Lake Land had four doubles and four home runs in the game. Garis was 2-for-5 with a double and a home run while Macak hit a home run, driving in three. Garis was 4-for-10 with two doubles and a home run in the doubleheader.
Jackson Nichols suffered the loss.