The Lady Lancer varsity softball team played their first outside game in March in probably over a decade. It was a beautiful 67-degree night with a warm breeze and the feel of summer softball in the air.
Both teams with only 12 hours of practice before their first match-up of the season did not disappoint. The Lancers however came up short losing 12-15 to their rivals, Lutheran Northwest, who reside in the upper division of the M.I.A.C.
LNW scored more runs but it was the hot bats and smart base-running by the Lancers that made this opening day game worth the price of a ticket. Walks given up by the Lancer pitching staff put the game just out of reach, but when it came to hitting the ball the Lancers were on top.
The team was lead by junior Micah Tison who went 5 for 5 with a triple, double, 3 singles, 3 RBI’s, and 4 stolen bases. Freshmen Caroline Beggs went 4 for 5 with 2 RBI’s and 1 stolen base. Avery Miller in her first varsity game went 3 for 4 with a stolen base and an RBI.
Junior Riley Sparre, Sophomore Lydia Tison, and Freshmen Lucy Thewes all added 2 hits on the night. Seniors Allison Brzezinski and Sophia Patzer and Freshmen Abby Franey each added a hit.
Sophia Patzer had 4 strikeouts during two innings of pitching and Abby Franey added 3 strikeouts in 4 innings.
The Lancers drop to O-1 on the season and enter Easter Break feeling good about the way they played in the first match of the season.