No. 3 Eagles drop Lakers twice

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
ILCC’s Yasmine Nix winds a pitch earlier this season. Nix hit two homers Saturday against Kirkwood, but the No. 3-ranked Eagles bested the Lakers twice. (Photo by Cecil Ramsey)

The Iowa Lakes Community College softball team dropped two games to No. 3-ranked Kirkwood Community College Satruday. The Lakers are now 11-17 overall and 2-7 in conference.

Kirkwood jumped out to the early lead in game one, scoring four in the bottom of the first. They did this on five hits, including one home run. They scored five more in the second on four hits and two Laker errors.

Iowa Lakes got on the board in the top of the third inning with a lead-off home run by Yasmine Nix. Julia Sullwold hit a one out single before advancing to second on a Lopez fielder's choice. Kaitlin Walsh hit a two out double to score Sullwold and bring the score to 9-2. Kirkwood scored two more in the bottom of the third on two hits and one walk.

Nix took the loss for the Lakers. She allowed 11 runs, 10 earned, on 11 hits, one walk and struck out two. Offensively, Nix was 2-for-2 with a home run. Sullwold was 3-for-3, and Walsh was 2-for-3 with a double and one run batted in.

The Eagles again took a quick lead in game two, scoring three runs in the bottom of the first on two hits, two walks and one hit batter. They put up seven in the second inning on three hits, four walks, one hit batter and three Laker errors. The Eagles scored another run in the third on a solo home run.

Walsh put the Lakers on the board in the fourth with a dinger to center. Kacie Salazar quickly followed with a double down the left field line before scoring on another Nix homer. Kirkwood scored again in the bottom half of the inning on five hits and two walks to complete the 16-3 Eagle win.

Bibiana Rosales took the loss for the Lakers. She allowed 12 runs, seven earned, on seven hits, six walks and two hit batters. Naomi Tolmachoff allowed four runs on four hits and walked two batters. Salazar was 2-for-2 with a double.

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