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Lakers sweep Ellsworth in Region XI opener

By Staff | Mar 26, 2011

IOWA FALLS – The Iowa Lakes Softball Team swept Ellsworth Community College as the two teams began Region XI play on Thursday.

In game one, the Lakers won 9-0 behind the pitching of Taylor Mackey.

Jayde Cherkas was 3-4 from the plate to lead the Lakers.

Iowa Lakes took a 9-1 lead through five innings in game two and held on for a 9-8 victory.

Offensive leaders were Priscilla Quintana who went 4-4 with two doubles along with Julia Rubek and Katie Larson who added two-run home runs in the fourth inning. Mackey has won the past seven games in the circle for the Lakers.

“It is great to be 2-0 in the conference,” said Bouman. “Our heads up base-running and timely hitting were the keys to today’s victories.”

The Lakers next action is another conference doubleheader at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids on Sunday. First game starts at noon.