Lakeland Falls to Lake City in Six Innings

Liam Bradford, Sports Writer

The Lakeland Hawks (1-20) fell to the Lake City Timberwolves (4-14) 11-1 on May 3, 2021. The Hawks were only losing by one in the third inning but ended up losing momentum, and the Timberwolves took advantage by scoring nine runs in 3 innings.

 The Hawks have now played 21 of 24 regular-season games and look to finish off the regular season strong with three more home games on the schedule. They have a doubleheader on Thursday against Sandpoint and then a season finale on Saturday against Timberlake. 

Cole Strietzel started the game on the rubber for the Hawks and threw one inning, gave up two hits, struck out one batter and gave up two unearned runs. 

Payden Wysong entered the game in the second inning to relieve Strietzel, threw 2.1 innings, gave up two hits and allowed four earned runs. He also set down one batter on strikes. 

Josh Mason closed out the game on the mound, threw 2.1 innings, and gave up five runs. However, only two of those runs were earned. Mason struck out three batters bringing up the Hawks strikeouts to 5 on the day above the season average. 

Scotty Hocking got another multi-hit game, a category in which he leads the team by a wide margin. Nick Nowell and Scott Pote also got one hit each. However, with only four hits on the day, the Hawks struggled again with run support on offense. 

The Hawk’s next game is on Thursday at home in a doubleheader against Sandpoint.

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