Iowa Lakes softball hosted Ellsworth Community College on Monday for a conference double header. In game one the Lakers were unable to come back after a big sixth inning from the Panthers and lost 10-8.
Leading the way for the Iowa Lakes was Jessica Abrahamson, Alexandria Frausto, and Amber Holmgren; all going 3 for 4 from the plate - combining for seven RBI's and four doubles. Frausto was the losing pitcher for the game; giving up 10 hits with two walks and two strike outs.
In game two the Lakers started out hot from the plate, when Abrahamson hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the first.
"As game two went on, our team started to get comfortable," said head coach Jess VanLoy. "We needed to continue to push; getting runners on and forcing Ellsworth to play our style of game."
The Lakers were unable to score after the second inning, giving Ellsworth the opportunity to take the game over and end up winning 15-7. Kristi Larson and Jess Abrahamson went 2 for 3 on the day. Alex Frausto got the loss in game two as well, giving up 14 hits with one walk and four strikeouts.
"We need to get back to the basics and play 'Laker Softball' like we know how. Our infield is making too many errors mentally and physically, which makes keeping a lead difficult. We are close to half way through our season and need to start making strides in the right direction-not backwards," coach VanLoy commented.
Iowa Lakes has games on Friday at Iowa Falls against Ellsworth again, weather permitting.