Hawks Baseball Turning a New Leaf


The Lakeland Hawks varsity baseball team(2-10) earned their second win of the week at Gorton Field after facing the Kellogg Wildcats(3-7) on Apr. 15. 

The Hawk’s offense was alive and catapulted the team to a 10-5 win over the 3A Wildcats. 

When asked why things are starting to look up, Jace Cooksey said, “We are making fewer mistakes than we were and starting to knock the dust off of the bats.”

The Hawks started the season 0-9 but have since won two out of their last three games. Despite a shaky start, this team has not yet played Sandpoint and maintains a 1-1 district record. With a clean performance in league games, Lakeland has the opportunity to clinch a state appearance.  

Senior Blaze Day came through for Lakeland in the Kellogg game with two hits, two RBIs, and two runs scored. Despite facing an injury, Day continues to battle to win and be a huge asset for the varsity team.

“We were able to hit the ball really well, and Cole Davis pitched lights out. We are overall swinging the bats a lot better, which is helping us to win,” said Day. 

Raiston Ellwood also drove the Hawks to the win, after having two hits and three runs scored.

Lakeland will play next against the Post Falls Trojans(7-7) for an IEL doubleheader. “We need to fight in order to win a game tomorrow,” said Day. 

There is a chance for the Hawks to obtain their third and fourth wins against the Trojans on Tuesday, Apr. 18. These games will take place at 3 pm and 5 pm in Post Falls, ID.