Lakeland Chops Down The Lumberjacks


Ezra Benson, Sports Writer

The Lakeland Hawks softball team cut down the St. Maries Lumberjacks on April 6. 

After being tied 1-1 for the first three innings, the Hawks pulled away in the 4th-scoring two runs and taking the 4-2 lead. 

The Hawks ran away with the game in the 5th inning scoring 6 runs. 

The game came to an abrupt end in the 6th inning when the Hawks applied the mercy rule to the Lumberjacks after taking an 11-1 lead.

Haylee Smit pitched a very efficient game, only giving up one hit in 6 innings. 

Payton Sterling controlled the plate well all at catcher. “The team started slow but we picked it up in the 3rd inning. Overall, I think we played really well for our first home game, I have high expectations for our next game”.

“We had some trouble getting runners home at the start, we realized the umpire had a larger strike zone than expected, so we addressed it and started defending the 3rd strike. Haylee Smit led us in the game with an outstanding performance, she had 12 strikeouts and only gave up one hit in 6 innings,” Sterling said.

With this win, Lakeland moves to 2-3 on the season. The team will host Kellogg on April 6.