The Lakewood Lady Leopard softball team had a tough night in the end of the week game with Princeton. The Lady Bulldogs came in hungry, and it showed on the scoreboard.
In a game where Lakewood could only muster up a single hit, the Lady ‘Dogs did not have such problems. They scored early and often, as they got out of town quickly with a 16-0 win.
Lauren Hawks had the lone hit for the Lady Leopards. Madison Tart pitched 5 innings, and didn’t throw all that bad of a game. However, the defense behind her struggled, and after mistakes began to pile up, Lakewood was in a deep hole that they could see no way out of.
“We just aren’t consistent enough to compete with the really good teams in our league right now,” said Lakewood’s head coach, Dave Yarasheski. “When Madison threw good pitches and they were hit, our defense couldn’t make a play. Then again, when you only have one hit, it is really tough to be successful. You have to give credit to (Princeton) though. They came out ready and really did play a nice ball game. We will try to bounce back and be ready for Hobbton on Tuesday.”
Lakewood is set to travel to to Hobbton on Tuesday for a cross-county rivalry game. Both teams are eager for a big conference win to get them on track for the second half of the conference season. After Tuesday’s game, Spring Creek is set to come to town on Thursday, and Midway is slated to travel to Lakewood on Friday. The week presents some great opportunities for the Lady Leps to bounce back.
“We have a chance to turn things around this coming up week,” said Yarasheski. “We have to get back to playing within ourselves, and doing the little things correctly.”
Reach Adam Capps at 910-214-9585