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Iowa Lakes softball completes 6-1 weekend

By Staff | Apr 8, 2008

SHAWNEE, Kan., CRESTON — The Iowa Lakes softball team completed another busy weekend starting with a sweep over Southwestern Community College on Friday and then posting a 4-1 record in the Johnson County Tournament.

On Friday versus Southwestern, Iowa Lakes won game one, 6-0, and game two, 17-5.

Iowa Lakes broke out on top in game one with an RBI single by Kristina Manser and a groundout by Brittany Brohmer.

A solo home run by Aly Bowers in the fourth made it 3-0.

Iowa Lakes added three more in the sixth and that was more than sophomore Bowers needed at she struck out 13 and allowed only three hits.

Andy Hacker was 3-4, Ochoa 2-4 with two RBIs, Kimmie White 2-4, Jamie Sorensen 2-3 and Bowers 3-4 with one RBI.

Iowa Lakes scored two first-inning runs in game two with an RBI single by Manser.

The Lakers continued to add runs in each of the next six innings except for the second, finally exploding for seven runs in the seventh.

Lauren Smith started game two and worked the first three innings before being lifted for Jamie Sorensen. Sorensen worked three innings to get her first collegiate win.

Caiti Block was 4-5 with two RBIs, Ochoa 3-5 with two RBIs, Camiel Salcedo was 2-5 with two RBIs, Jennifer Belter 2-2, Kimmie White 2-3 with two RBIs and Aly Cloud 2-4 with one RBI.

Iowa Lakes played three games on Saturday in the Johnson County Tournament, losing to No. 8 Cowley Community College, 8-0, in the morning before coming back to defeat Colby Community College 12-0 and Kansas City Community College 15-5 in the afternoon.

Cowley proved to be too much for Iowa Lakes on this day opening the first with two runs and three in the second with one more in each of the last three innings. Falling behind a good team early silenced the Laker bats as they had only three hits for the game.

Aly Bowers pitched the first two innings to take the loss and drop her record to 16-4 on the season.

Iowa Lakes bounced back in the afternoon with a more Laker-like performance against Colby Community College.

Five first inning runs gave the Lakers momentum throughout the game and led to the 12-0, five-inning win.

Bowers bounced back after to morning loss to get the win–her 17th. Camiel Salcedo was 2-4 with one RBI and Kristina Manser was 2-2 with three RBIs.

The final game of the day came against Kansas City Community College and again four first inning runs got Iowa Lakes off to a good start.

Two more in the third made it 6-0, but KCKCC battled to make it 6-3 in the third. RBIs by Manser and Brittany Brohmer made it 8-3 in the fourth, but KCKCC made it a 8-5 game in the bottom of the inning. Finally, Iowa Lakes pushed seven runs across in the top of the fifth to put the game away.

Lauren Smith pitched the first four innings to get her ninth win of the season.

Stephanie Ochoa was 3-3 with two RBIs, Salcedo was 3-4, Andy Hacker was 2-4 with two RBIs, Kimmie White 2-4 with two RBIs, Manser 2-3 with two RBIs, and Jamie Sorensen 2-4 with two RBIs.

On Sunday, Iowa Lakes defeated Labette Community College 15-3 and Allen Community College 15-5.

Iowa Lakes exploded for nine runs in the second inning against Labette highlighted by a two-RBI double by Sarah Dockter and a two-RBI double by Kristina Manser.

Iowa Lakes added two more in the third on a two-run home run by Stephanie Ochoa. Labette got three back in the bottom of the third, but the Lakers put four more on the board in the fifth and ended the game in the fifth with the mercy rule.

Lauren Smith pitched the first three innings to get her 10th win on the season with Jamie Sorensen finishing the final two innings.

Manser was 4-4 with four RBIs, Ochoa 3-4 with two RBIs, Camiel Salcedo 2-3 with one RBI and Brittany Brohmer 2-4 with three RBIs.

The final game of the tournament and day was against Allen CC and after falling behind in the first, an RBI double by Michelle McKenna tied it in the second.

A four-run third inning put Iowa Lakes up by four, but Allen got two in the fourth and two in the fifth to tie it at 5-5.

That’s when the Iowa Lakes offense took over with three in the fifth highlighted by a two-run home run by Brittany Brohmer and then seven more in the bottom of the sixth highlighted by a game-ending grand slam by Aly Bowers to put the mercy rule into effect at 15-5.

Bowers was also the winning pitcher to move her season record to 18-4. Brohmer was 3-3 with three RBIs, Ochoa 2-2, Kimmie White 2-3 with three RBIs, Salcedo 2-3, McKenna 2-4 with one RBI and Bowers 1-3 with five RBIs.

Iowa Lakes is now 32-6 on the season and 6-2 in Region XI. The Lakers host Iowa Central in a region doubleheader today at 3:30 p.m.

Friday’s Games

Iowa Lakes CC 002 103 0 – 6 14 1

Southwestern CC 000 000 – 0 0 3 1

WP: Bowers (16-3); LP: Neill; HR: Bowers

Iowa Lakes CC 201 322 7 – 7 19 2

Southwestern CC 001 301 0 – 5 11 4

WP: Sorensen (1-0); LP: Coon

Saturday’s Games

Iowa Lakes CC 000 00 – 0 3 2

Cowley CC 231 11 – 8 8 1

WP; Juden; LP: Bowers (16-4); HR: Cowley/ Young (2), Noble

Colby CC 000 00 – 0 2 4

Iowa Lakes CC 542 1x – 2 9 2

WP: Bowers (17-4); LP: Panno; HR: ILCC/ Salcedo

Iowa Lakes CC 402 27 – 15 16 3

Kansas City KS CC 003 20 – 5 8 3

WP: Smith (9-1); LP: Jones

Sunday’s Games

Iowa Lakes CC 092 04 – 15 15 1

Labette CC 003 00 – 3 8 6

WP: Smith (10-1); LP: Riebel; HR: ILCC/ Ochoa; Labette/ Winfield

Allen CC 100 220 – 5 8 0

Iowa Lakes CC 014 037 – 15 13 0

WP: Bowers (18-4); LP: Sullivan; HR: ILCC/ Brohmer, Bowers