Lake suffers first defeats of young 2018 seasonBy ROBBIE ROBERTSON,
Lake’s season-opening win streak came to an end this past week.
Lake opened the week with a 16-0 win over Scott Central and beat D’Iberville 8-6 on Friday.
The Lady Hornets suffered their first loss on Saturday in a 15-4 setback to defending 4A champion North Pike. The Lady Hornets then lost 15-10 to Poplarville on Saturday to finish out the week.
Lake, now 7-2 on the season, has a busy spring break as they will play two games on Monday, taking on Kosciusko at 1:30 p.m. and Ethel at 4:30 p.m. Then on Saturday, Lake will take on Class 5A Moss Point at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and Choctaw County, Ala., at 7 p.m.
Lake 16, Scott Central 0
Lake needed just three innings to beat rival Scott Central on Thursday.
Lake scored one run in the first, followed by six in the second and nine in the third.
Lake had 13 hits in the contest, led by Hannah Wilkerson who was 2-for-2 with a grand slam home run and five RBIs. Kaytie Hillman was 3-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs while Taylor Duncan was 2-for-2 with a double, three runs scored and two RBIs. Laurel Breland, Landry LeBlanc and Jordan McLemore each scored two runs.
Taylor Duncan got the start and pitched the first two innings, giving up two hits and striking out five. Jordan McLemore pitched the final inning and gave up one hit.
Lake 8, D’Iverville 6
The Lady Hornets took a two-run win over D’Iberville to remain undefeated on the season.
After each team scored one run in the first inning, D’Iberville scored three in the second to go ahead 4-1 before Lake answered with four in the third to go up 5-4. After each team scored one in the fourth, Lake scored two in the seventh and held off D’Iberville in the seventh to take the win.
Lake had nine hits in the contest as Olivia Clay had a big day, going 3-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs and two runs scored. Laurel Breland was 2-for-4 while Reagan Clark and Landry LeBlanc each had two-RBI games. Taylor Duncan also scored two runs.
Kate Gladney pitched one inning and gave up three runs on one hit and five walks while Taylor Duncan pitched the final six innings to pick up the win. She gave up three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out four.
North Pike 15, Lake 4
The Lady Hornets were handed their first loss of the season by the defending Class 4A champions on Saturday.
North Pike banged out 17 hits and took advantage of six errors by Lake. North Pike scored two in the first and six in the second and led 8-4 after three innings. North Pike followed with two in the fourth and sixth and three in the fifth.
Hannah Wilkerson had one of Lake’s four hits and drove in two runs while Laurel Breland had an RBI and scored a run. Taylor Duncan also had a single and scored a run while Reagan Clark also had a single.
Jordan McLemore pitched the first three innings, giving up 10 runs, six unearned, on eight hits. Taylor Duncan pitched one scoreless inning and Kate Gladney pitched two innings, giving up five runs on seven hits.
Poplarville 15, Lake 10
Poplarville scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a win over Lake on Saturday at West Harrison.
Lake scored six in the top of the second and four in the sixth for their runs. Poplarville scored three in the first, one in the second and fifth and five in the third and sixth innings.
Lake had 12 hits in the contest, led by Alana Edmonds who was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Jordan McLemore was 2-for-3 with two runs scored while Taylor Duncan was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Olivia Clay had a home run and drove in three runs while Laurel Breland had a double, scored twice and drive in two runs.
Taylor Duncan got the start and pitched 5 2/3 innings and gave up 15 runs on 16 hits and four walks while striking out four. Jordan McLemore came in and got the last out.