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No. 10 Lakers open 2008 season in a dome

By Staff | Feb 23, 2008

ROSEMOUNT, Minn. — The Iowa Lakes Community College softball team got an early jump on the 2008 season by traveling a couple of hours north to play in the Rosemount Irish dome versus Mayville State (ND).

A well-balanced offensive attack let the Lakers to a pair of opening day wins, 10-1 and 16-5, both in five innings.

Mayville State jumped out to a 1-0 lead in game one, but Iowa Lakes plated three in the third highlighted by a 2-RBI single by freshman Michelle McKenna.

McKenna again supplied the offense in the fifth with a solo home run to make it 4-1 and her teammates joined in with six straight hits to put the game away with a total of seven runs in the fifth.

Sophomore Aly Bowers allowed only three hits, while striking out seven to pick up the win on the mound. McKenna was 3-4 (four RBIs), Stephanie Ochoa 3-4 (two RBIs), Camiel Salcedo 2-4 (one RBI), Andy Hacker 2-4 (one RBI) and Brittany Brohmer 2-3.

Game two was tight until an eight-run innning, this time in the third, blew the game open and Iowa Lakes ended up on top 16-5.

Ochoa and McKenna again paced the way offensively as Ochoa went 3-3 with six RBIs and McKenna was 3-4 with another two RBIs.

Kristina Manser was 3-4 with two RBIs as Iowa Lakes 3-4-5 hitters combined to go nine for 11 with 10 of the 15 RBIs.

Brohmer added a two-run home run in the eight-run third inning. Sarah Dockter pitched the first three innings and picked up the win and Lauren Smith struck out four as she pitched the fourth and fifth.

Iowa Lakes, ranked No. 10 in the pre-season poll, will next play in two weeks as they travel to Hastings, Neb. to take part in the Hastings College tournament.

Iowa Lakes CC 003 07 – 10 15 0

Mayville State 010 00 – 1 3 2

WP: Bowers (1-0)/ Catching: McKenna

LP: Scott/ Catching: Suerth

2B: ILCC: Salcedo, Ochoa MS: Boon; HR: ILCC: McKenna MS: Boon

Mayville State 220 01 – 5 5 1

Iowa Lakes CC 308 5x – 16 14 4

WP: Dockter (1-0)/ Catching: McKenna

LP: Bickell/ Catching: Suerth

2B: ILCC: Ochoa (2), Manser, White MS: Horsha; HR: ILCC: Brohmer