Lake faces SE Lauderdale for South State TuesdayBy ROBBIE ROBERTSON,
The Lake Lady Hornets moved within one game of the Class I championship series in slow-pitch softball with a pair of two-game sweeps last week.
Lake opened the week by beat Stringer 8-5 and 13-0 on Tuesday and then beat Ethel 14-0 and 19-2 on Thursday.
Lake improves to 28-2 on the year and will advance to the Southeast Lauderdale on Tuesday for a spot in the Class I title game on Saturday at Freedom Ridge Park in Madison. Southeast beat Bogue Chitto in a game three on Thursday to advance.
Lake beat Southeast 19-9 and 13-5 in the regular season.
Lake 19, Ethel 2
The Lady Hornets completed the series sweep as they hammered the Lady Tigers in game 2 of the series behind a monster game at the plate from Laurel Breland, who hit two grand slams in the second inning.
Lake scored three in the first before exploding for13 in the second and finished off with three in the third.
Lake had 22 hits in the contest, led by Breland who was 4-for-4 with a pair of grand slams, three runs scored and 10 RBIs. Landry LeBlanc was 3-for-3 with a pair of home runs as well and four RBIs. Alana Edmonds was 2-for-2 with a home run while Abbie McGee was 3-for-3 with two runs scored. Kate Gladney was 2-for-3 with a double while Tra’Shaylah Wilson was 2-for-2 with two runs scored. Taylor Duncan walked twice, scored three runs and had two RBIs.
Katlyn Lott pitched all five innings and scattered seven this and gave up two runs.
Lake 14, Ethel 0
The Lady Hornets rolled to a five-inning, run-rule victory over the Lady Tigers on Thursday in game 1 of the series.
Lake scored three in the first and fifth, six in the third and two in the fourth.
Lake outhit Ethel 15-3 in the contest. Alana Edmonds was 4-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs. Kaytie Hillman was 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs. Taylor Duncan was 2-for-2 with a double, home run, two walks and two runs scored. Kate Gladney was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored while Abbie McGee was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.
Katlyn Lott pitched all five innings and gave up three hits to pick up the win.
Lake 8, Stringer 5
The Lady Hornets jumped out to an early lead and took a hard-fought three-run win to open the series on Tuesday.
Lake scored two in the first and third, three in the fifth and one in the sixth to finish off the Lady Red Devils.
Lake outhit Stringer13-6 in the contest as Landry LeBlanc was 3-for-3 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs. Laurel Breland was 3-for-3 with a double and three runs scored. Kaytie Hillman was 2-for-2 while Alana Edmonds had a two-run home run. Taylor Duncan and Abby Pinter each had doubles and scored a run.
Katlyn Lott pitched six innings and scattered four hits while Pinter pitched the last inning.
Lake 13, Stringer 0
The Lady Hornets jumped out early and took a five-inning, run-rule victory over the Lady Red Devils to sweep the series on Tuesday.
Lake had five in the first, one in the third, three in the fourth and four in the fifth.
Lake outhit Stringer 16-2 in the contest. Landry LeBlanc stayed hot as she went 3-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored and three RBIs. Alan Edmonds was 3-for-4 with two RBIs while Josie Gibbs was 2-for-4 with a double and four RBIs. Kate Gladney was 2-for-4 with a double while Laurel Breland was 2-for-2 with two walks and three runs scored. Kaytie Hillman and Brantlee McGee also scored twice.
Katlyn Lott pitched five innings and gave up two hits to pick up the win.