Lakewood drops Lady Spartans

By Adam Capps -

Lakewood’s softball team dropped Union in a rematch from last week, this time at Lakewood. The Lady Leopards won 11-1 in 6 innings, as the game was called an inning early thanks to the 10-run mercy rule.

Alison Alphin pitched the entire game for Union, and pitched a solid game.

“Alison is not used to pitching,” said Union’s head coach, Doug Burley. “She threw good pitches, sometimes they just had good hits, other times we did not field the ball to clean. We are getting better and improving greatly,” finished the Lady Spartans’ coach.

Union was led offensively by Alphin, Brianna Blackmore, Andrea Gonzales, Gabby Morales, and Mia Bronson, who all had hits on the afternoon.

Lakewood’s Summer Thigpen, Jasmine Brown, Peyton Crumpler, Krislyn Bullard, and Skyler Thomas each had hits.

They were led on the hill by Madison Tart, who pitched the complete game, allowing just 1 run. Grace Hairr also had a great night catching behind the plate, making some big defensive plays for the Lady Leopards.

“I thought the girls played good tonight,” said Lakewood’s head coach, Dave Yarasheski after the victory. “We had some players have some solid at-bats, and some strong defense behind good pitching. It is a good start through the first couple of games of the season.”

Lakewood is now 2-0 on the season, while Union falls to 0-4. The Lady Leopards are set to travel to Spring Creek on Thursday for their next game before returning back to Sampson County for the short road trip to Midway on Friday.

Union has the rest of the week to work on some things and hopefully bounce back by the time the conference portion of the schedule rolls around. Union will begin conference play on Tuesday when they host West Bladen.

Reach Adam Capps at 910-214-9585

By Adam Capps

Reach Adam Capps at 910-214-9585

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