PREP ROUNDUP: Lake City wins twice, finishes 4-1 at elite Utah softball tourney

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• SOFTBALL

ST. GEORGE, Utah — Freshman Abby Gray doubled in Jalyssa Beamer with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, lifting the Lake City Timberwolves past Stansbury of Erda, Utah, 2-1 in their first game Saturday at the March Warm Up Elite Tournament.

Beamer led off the second by getting hit by a pitch, was sacrificed to second by Abby Jankay, and scored on Gray’s shot to left field.

Beamer scored both runs for Lake City, both times after being hit by pitches. Ashley Kaufman struck out eight for Lake City.

“Stanbury was previously undefeated in the tourney, and that hit (by Gray) propelled us into another quality win over Springville,” Lake City coach Jesse Lenz said.

The Timberwolves then totaled 11 hits in a 9-3 victory over Springville (Utah). Emma Gray went 2 for 3 with a 3-run homer in the sixth inning for Lake City, and she also scored two runs. Kaufman went 3 for 4 with two RBIs, and also struck out nine and gave up two hits in 4 1/3 innings. Olivia Zufelt scored three runs.

Lake City finished 4-1 in the season-opening tournament.

“Another great day on the dirt,” Lenz said. “We continued to learn and played some quality opponents who made us better for the season to come. ... AK (Ashley Kaufman) continued to throw the ball extremely well and we had different people step up at the plate. We are excited for the snow to melt so we can continue to play ball.”

Lake City is scheduled to play host to Lewis and Clark on Friday.

LAKE CITY 2, STANSBURY 1

Stansbury 000 001 0 — 1 4 0

Lake City 000 010 1 — 2 4 0

1 out when winning run scored.

Makayla Witkowski and Kaeley Loader; Ashley Kaufman and Olivia Zufelt. W — Kaufman (3-1). L — Witkowski.

HITS: Stan — Allie 2, Staley, Johnson. LC — Chapman 2, A. Gray, Allen. 2B — Staley, A. Gray.

LAKE CITY 9, SPRINGVILLE 3

Springville 000 002 1 — 3 5 3

Lake City 204 003 x — 9 11 2

Brinlee Paystrup, Keelie Cheff (4) and Lizie Kurban, Brittany Simpson (7); Ashley Kaufman, McKenzie Wilson (5) and Olivia Zufelt. W — Kaufman (4-1). L — Paystrup.

HITS: Spring — Robinson, Nelson, Harris, Paystrup, Lister. LC — Loffer, Chapman, Zufelt, E. Gray 2, Kaufman 3, A. Gray, Lemburg, Allen. 2B — Harris, Robinson, Loffer, Kaufman. 3B — Chapman. HR — Paystrup, E. Gray (2).

Lewiston 10-15

Lakeland 0-3

LEWISTON — Riley Rivera hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning of the second game for the Hawks, who were swept by the Bengals in the season opener for both at Airport Park.

“It was our first time on dirt this year, and Lewiston definitely had their team together,” Lakeland coach Colleen Bevacqua said. “They pitched really well. We played well, but have some things we need to work on. We saw some good things, but when we hit it, it was right at someone. Our bats just weren’t hot today, but I saw a lot of good things.”

Cheyenne Rose pitched a no-hitter in the opener for Lewiston, striking out 11 and walking two.

Lakeland travels to Colville next Saturday for a doubleheader.

FIRST GAME

Lakeland 000 00 — 0 0 0

Lewiston 252 02 — 11 14 0

Game called in 5th inning due to 10-run rule.

Taylor Woolley and Abbey Leon; C. Rose and M. Sorenson. W — Sorenson. L — Woolley (0-1).

HITS: LL — none. Lew — Skinner 2, B. Bausch 2, Sorenson 2, Douglas, Lawrence 2, Wells 2, Vanhan 2, T. Bausch. 2B — B. Bausch, Lawrence, Vanhan. 3B — Wells.

SECOND GAME

Lakeland 000 30 — 3 7 0

Lewiston 03(10) 2x — 15 13 0

Game called in 5th inning due to 10-run rule.

Alicia Edelblute, Taylor Woolley (3) and Abbey Leon; S. O’Conner and M. Sorenson. W — O’Conner. L — Edelblute (0-1).

HITS: LL — Woolley 2, Leon, Rivera, Shields, Byrne, Myers. Lew — Skinner, B. Bausch 2, Sorenson, Douglas 2, Wells, Vaughns, Lawrence 3. 2B — Woolley, Skinner, B. Bausch, Lawrence 2, Wells. HR — Rivera (1).

• BASEBALL

Lakeland 13-2

Lewiston 11-12

LEWISTON — Dylan Bradbury and Colton Aragon had three hits each as the Hawks outslugged the Bengals in the first game of a season-opening doubleheader at Church Field.

Max Baker had two hits and picked up the win on the mound in the opener, which saw Lakeland take an 11-0 lead after the first three innings.

“It was great to get the split with Lewiston,” Lakeland coach Jason Bradbury said. “Max pitched very well in the first game, and I was impressed with how Dylan hit the ball. He was squaring it up really well.”

In the nightcap, Aragon and Austin Staudinger had two hits each for Lakeland (1-1), which is scheduled to host Bonners Ferry on Tuesday.

FIRST GAME

Lakeland 10(10) 200 0 — 13 11 6

Lewiston 000 244 1 — 11 6 1

Max Baker, Ezra Grigg, Justin Dennison (5), Braden Gifford (6) and Gifford, unknown (6); Van Boeyen, Bonfield (3), Stamper (3), Powell (4) and Beckman. W — Baker (1-0). L — Van Boeyen.

HITS: LL — Baker 2, Bradbury 3, Gifford 2, Aragon 3. Lew — Lopez 2, Wallace 2, Powell 2, Van Boeyen 2, Beckman, Stamper, Hart, Alford 3, Alspach. 2B — Baker, Bradbury, Wallace, Powell, Alford.

SECOND GAME

Lakeland 002 00 — 2 8 3

Lewiston 336 0x — 12 18 1

Dylan Bradbury, Braden Gifford (3) and Gifford; Alspach, Hart (3), Wallace (5) and Beckman. W — Alspach. L — Bradbury (0-1).

HITS: LL — Baker 2, Aragon 2, Moan, Staudinger 2, Hegbloom. Lew — Lopez 2, Wallace 3, Powell 3, Van Boeyen 3, Beckman 2, Stamper, Hart 2, Alford 2. 2B — Powell, Van Boeyen 2, Stamper, Hart. 3B — Powell.

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