Bunt Leads to First Hawks Win


The Lakeland Hawks varsity baseball team(1-10) has officially earned their first win of the season. 

The Hawks faced Moscow High School on Thursday, Apr. 13, at home, splitting with the Bears. 

In the first game, Lakeland won by a score of 3-2 due to loading bases in the last inning.

“The bat started warming up when we were able to get past Moscow’s first pitcher,” said Jace Taylor. 

It was 2-0 in the sixth inning in favor of Moscow, but due to a couple of timely hits, walks, and a walk-off bunt, the Hawks drove in three runs. 

“It was a pretty cool feeling. It was also nice to know that we won and that we are now at the top of our district,” said Kage Weil.

Defense and exceptional pitching ultimately won the game for Lakeland. 

In the second game, the Hawks sadly fell to the Bears 13-2. 

The main reason for this is that Moscow could make contact with the ball that was not there for Lakeland. 

“The second game was going well, and we started off strong. Eventually, they started catching up to our pitching and hitting gaps in the outfield,” said Tadhg Ellwood. 

Although it did not go as the players hoped, these are all factors the boys know they can improve in upcoming games. 

The varsity team is set to face Kellogg High School on Saturday on Saturday, Apr. 15, at Gorton Field.