Lady Vikes, and CHS host tournaments
Grand Island Central Catholic 10, Lakeview 2
Lakeview went 2-1 and started out the day playing Grand Island Central Catholic. GICC won 10-2 with the Crusaders outhitting the Vikings 6-2.
The two hits for the Lady Vikes came from Emma Williams and Kelli Schoch.
Lakeview 6, Twin River 5
Lakeview got out to an early lead with three runs in the first inning and never looked back.
The Vikings out hit the Titans 9-4. Three different Lakeview players had multiple hits during the game. Jessica Sand and Schoch went 2 for 3 and Emma Williams went 2 for 4 including a double.
Nevaya Metcalfe led the team in runs with two. She had an RBI single, and was walked twice.
Schoch was the winning pitcher for the game tossing 4 and 1/3 innings while only allowing four hits.
Lakeview 10, Boone Central/Newman Grove 5
The Lady Vikes trailed 2-0 early, but exploded in the fourth inning pushing 10 runs across the plate.
Kaylea Bailey led off with a single. The bases were loaded after an error and a walk.
Abbie Scholl scored a run on a fielder’s choice, two more came across on an error, Emma Williams singled to left scoring two, an error and a walk made it 6-2 and had the bases loaded again, Bailey scored a run on a groundout then another error and another walk followed by Scholl’s single made it 10-2.
The next game for Lakeview (6-5) will be against Aquinas (8-6) 6:30 p.m. tonight at Lakeview.
Elkhorn 6, Columbus 2
Columbus took an early lead in the first inning as Tayler Braun moved to third on single by Larissa Rother followed by Sac fly to right by Macee Trotta.
An error on a ground ball off the bat of Katie Stachura brought Braun around to the plate.
Elkhorn tied the game in top of the third but CHS responded with a solo home run by Larisa Rother. Elkhorn scored five runs in the forth to take a 6 to 2 lead.
Columbus had chances rest of the game but couldn’t string enough hits together.
Columbus 9, Norfolk 1
Columbus outhit Norfolk 13-2.
Columbus again scored in first starting with a single by Braun followed by a stolen base giving and Trotta’s single for a run.
Norfolk responded with one in second. Columbus scored in third as Turner crossed the plate on a Stachura single.
The forth inning was the difference as Columbus took advantage of aggressive base running and three Panther errors to take a commanding 8-1 lead.
Norfolk went in order to give CHS a chance to end game via the run rule.
A lead off double by Becca Hazlett followed by a single by Rylie Olson and an infield hit by Alyssa Turner allowed Braun a chance to end the game. She did with a fielder’s choice to the right side.
Rother was the winning pitcher for the Discoverers.
Beatrice 8, Columbus 5
Beatrice took a 3-0 lead after the first. The Lady Orange added two in the forth for a 5-0 lead.
Columbus came storming back in top of the fifth as a Stachura walk followed by a Kate Smith two-run home run cut the lead.
Abigail Gerber doubled, Hazlett walked and an infield single by Olson loaded the bases for Turner who responded with a hit.
Beatrice added two in the bottom of the fifth and one in the sixth.
“You may look at our record today (1-2) and think it’s probably not a good day, but we competed all day,” coach Paul Braun said. “We played right with some very good, quality teams.
“We hit the ball hard all day. We where aggressive and attacked pitches, and we had some hitters who were struggling at the plate break out today. It’s a credit to the hard work and focus we have had the last few days of practice.
“We are not a finished product. We have some ares to improve on, but the last week we have made some positive strides, which is what is needed at this time of the year. We want to make sure we are getting better every day as we get closer to conference and district play.”
Peter Huguenin is a sports reporter for The Columbus Telegram. Reach him via email at email@example.com