Lakers get roughed up at Sinclair to open up conference play, 8-0 and 9-1

Lakers get roughed up at Sinclair to open up conference play, 8-0 and 9-1

XENIA, Ohio – Lakeland softball had a rough start to conference play as Sinclair Community College swept the Lakers by the scores of 8-0 and 9-1 Friday afternoon.

With the losses, Lakeland falls to 8-8 overall and 0-2 in Ohio Community College Athletic Conference play.

Sinclair 8 – Lakeland 0

Lakeland was held hitless in the opening game and Sinclair took advantage in an 8-0 victory in five innings to open the doubleheader.

Sinclair 9 – Lakeland 1

Lakeland did better on offense in the second game but it didn't change its luck as Sinclair completed the sweep with a 9-1 victory in five innings.

Cassidy Yarnell hit a double and scored the lone run for the Lakers. Sam Szoradi had an RBI single in the loss.

Sinclair did jump out to an 8-0 lead after four innings but Lakeland did get on the board in the fifth. Yarnell started off the inning with a double and was brought in by an RBI single by Szoradi in the infield to get within 9-1. Sinclair was able to get out of the inning without further damage to hold on for the win.

Lakeland will continue its conference road trip with a doubleheader at Edison State Community College on Saturday, April 7 beginning at 1 p.m.

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About Lakeland Community College

Founded in 1967, Lakeland Community College was the first college in Ohio created by a vote of the people. True to our mission, Lakeland provides quality learning opportunities to meet the social and economic needs of the community.

Offering day, evening, weekend and online classes, the college serves more than 10,800 credit and 2,800 noncredit students (2016). For more information about the College, visit