KIRTLAND, Ohio – Lakeland softball hit four balls over the fence in the opening game of a 9-1 victory over Edison State Community College Saturday afternoon to open the doubleheader.
Edison State came back to win the second game 8-5 to force a split of the doubleheader. With the split, Lakeland moves to 10-19 overall and 4-10 in Ohio Community College Athletic Conference play. Edison State moved to 3-7 in conference.
Lakeland 9 – Edison State 1
Teyah Sautter pitched all five innings and allowed just one earned run on four hits while striking out one to get the victory.
Settles gave Lakeland the lead in the second inning with a solo home run but Edison tied the game at 1-1 in the third inning.
The Lakers saved most of their offense for the fifth inning as Taylor gave Lakeland a 2-1 lead with a double to right. Montgomery followed by laying down a bunt to squeeze home a run for a 3-1 lead.
Monastero broke the game open with a three-run home run for a 6-1 lead. Ball just kept flying over the fence in the fifth as Tuttle added a two-run home run and then Settled ended the game with a solo home run for a run rule walk-off victory in the fifth.
Edison State 8 – Lakeland 5
Lakeland was unable to hold onto an early 4-2 lead as Edison State charged back for an 8-5 victory to earn the split.
Edison State jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the middle of the second but Lakeland came right back in the bottom half. Nicole Ulogar started the rally with a one-out walk and then scored on a ground out by Horn to get within 2-1. Monastero followed later in the inning with a two-run single to left to give Lakeland a 3-2 lead.
Lakeland added to its lead in the third as Ulogar doubled with two outs and then Logan followed with a single to right for a 4-2 lead. Edison State came back to take a 6-4 lead in the middle of the fifth. Logan brought the Lakers within 6-5 with a solo home run but that would be the final run scored as Edison State added two more insurance runs for the three-run victory.
For more information about Lakeland athletics, visit www.athletics.lakelandcc.edu.
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 www.lakelandcc.edu.