Lakers sweep home opener
Iowa Lakes home opener went about as well as it could as the Lakers swept visiting NIACC 13-0 and 8-0 on Wednesday.
Iowa Lakes jumped out on top in game one with four runs in the bottom of the first inning.
RBI singles by Stephanie Ochoa and Kristina Manser were followed by an RBI sacrifice fly by Brittany Brohmer and Kimmie White scoring on a passed ball.
Five more runs in the second made it 9-0 with RBIs by Ochoa, Manser, White and Camiel Salcedo.
A single run in the third and three more in the fourth made it 13-0 and that would be more than enough for the Iowa Lakes pitchers as Aly Bowers and Jamie Sorensen combined for a two-hit shutout.
Salcedo was 3-3 with two RBIs, Ochoa 2-3 with three RBIs, Manser 2-3 with two RBIs, White 2-2 with one RBI and Sorensen 2-2.
Iowa Lakes got a first-inning run in game two with hits by Andy Hacker, Ochoa and Manser.
The Lakers made it 6-0 in the third with a two-RBI double by White and a two-run home run by Emily Reimers.
Ochoa drive in her fourth run of the day with a single in the fourth to make it 7-0 and and RBI single by Salcedo in the sixth would end the game at 8-0. Aly Bowers came back in game two and got her second win of the day with a seven strikeout one hitter. Ochoa was 3-3 with 1 RBI, Manser 2-3 with 2 RBI, Salcedo 2-4 with 1 RBI, and Hacker 2-3.
Iowa Lakes (34-6, 8-2) travels to Iowa Falls to play Ellsworth CC today.
NIACC 000 000 – 0 1 2
Iowa Lakes CC 105 101 – 8 11 0
WP: Bowers (20-4)l LP: Aguilar; HR: Reimers
NIACC 000 00 – 0 2 2
Iowa Lakes CC 451 3x – 13 16 0
WP: Bowers (19-4); LP: Lerch