Lakeland Offense Struggles in Doubleheader vs Lewiston

Liam Bradford, Sports Writer

The Lakeland Hawks took the long ride down to Lewiston, Idaho to play a doubleheader vs the Lewiston Bengals. The final score of each game was 9-2 and the offense never came alive in either game for the Hawks. 

Lakeland has continued to struggle in games against 5A schools who have a very big advantage over Lakeland, which is a 4A school with far fewer students. Lewiston is no exception to this struggle that the Hawks have faced so far this season. 

Scott Pote toed the rubber for the Hawks and through a solid five innings strong and had efficient control. Josh Mason closed out the game for the Hawks and had a quick three up, three down inning. 

Cole Mckenzie and Bryce Bensching pitched for the Bengals and combined, they only gave up one earned run and struck out six Hawks. 

Killian Fox, Elliot Taylor, and Austin Kolb all had strong offensive multi-hit games for the Bengals. 

Scotty Hocking was the only Hawk who had multiple hits, with two base knocks on the game. 

There is no available information for the second game vs Lewiston. 

The Hawks fell to 1-19 with the loss and will look to bounce back in their game against Lake City on Tuesday, May 3rd in an away game against the Timberwolves.