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Laker softball finally plays home games

By Staff | Apr 12, 2011

Iowa Lakes second baseman Katie Larson makes a routine play as shortstop Michelle Thille covers second base. EDN photo by David Swartz

The Iowa Lakes softball team finally played its first home games of the 2011 season on Saturday.

It must be good to play at home, because Iowa Lakes shut out Century College 9-0 and 22-0 in the doubleheader.

Pitcher Taylor Mackey pitched all 10 innings. In game one, she gave up just one hit while striking out eight batters and walking one. In game two, she gave up two hits and struck out six.

Offensively, Jayde Cherkas went 3-3 with an RBI in the first game. Katie Larson was 2-3 with three RBI and Carla Carillo was 2-3 with two RBI. Hayley Condon was 2-2 with an RBI.

In game two, Cherkas went 3-3 with an RBI, Julia Rubek was 3-5 with three RBI, Condon was 4-5 with five RBI and Larson was 2-4 with four RBI.

On Friday, the Lakers split a pair of conference games against Southwestern.

In game one, Southwestern jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning. The Lakers fought back to take a 5-4 lad by the top of the seventh, but Southwestern closed out the game with two runs in the bottom of the inning.

Mackey pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up six hits and four earned run while striking out three batters and walking 10.

In game two, Larson pitched four innings giving up three hits and two earned runs while striking out one and walking two. Mackey pitched two innings and had three strikeouts and one walk.

The Lakers offense pounded out 15 hits in the 11-3 win.

Cherkas was 2-4 with two RBI, Rubek was 2-3 with two RBI, Heimerl was 2-3 with two RBI and Larson was 2-4 with two RBI.

Iowa Lakes (14-6, 5-3) hosts Iowa Central Community College on Wednesday with the doubleheader starting at 3 p.m.