PREP SOFTBALL: Lakers stun Blackjacks

LAKEVIEW – The Lakeview Lakers got the breaks they needed in the second game of the doubleheader against Dawson-Boyd after losing the first game 8-4.

Emily Streich came up big with two outs in the bottom of the seventh as she delivered an RBI single over the head of the right fielder, capping a 3-2 victory.

The win resulted in Dawson-Boyd’s first loss of the season.

“My approach was just to advance the runners,” Streich said. “I didn’t want to leave Caitlin (Louwagie) out there. We worked so hard the whole game, I didn’t want to lose it for us.”

The Lakers had already tied the game in the seventh when Louwagie reached on a groundball to shortstop and the throw was mishandled at first base. That allowed Katie Timm to score and tie the game at 2.

The Blackjacks took the lead in the top of the fifth as Justine Flattum and Sadie Zaiser scored on a passed ball and an overthrow to take a 2-1 lead.

Lakeview coach Tony Johnson was proud of the way his team fought back after falling behind late in the game.

“It was real exciting,” Johnson said. “It was good to see the girls battle back. We went behind by a run and they were able to do that. Sometimes we get real nervous in those situations and things don’t go our way.”

Streich finished the game, going 2-for-4 at the plate with an RBI and also scored a run. Louwagie finished 1-for-3 with an RBI and an run scored and Anissa Peppersack also contributed an RBI for the Lakers.

Peppersack also turned in a strong performance on the mound in Game 2. She struck out five while walking five and allowed five hits to go with two runs, one of which was earned.

Her counterpart, Sydney Giese, finished with two strikeouts and one walk while allowing three runs on four hits.

Despite the loss in game two, Dawson-Boyd coach John Nevins was proud of the way his team played in both contests.

“We hit the ball well, but we just had some deep balls that they made some plays on,” Nevins said. “All three of their runs were unearned and we have to tighten that up, but we played well.”

Game 1

Justine Flattum had the offensive highlight of the night, getting a solo home run in the fifth inning to stretch the Dawson-Boyd lead to 6-3. Flattum finished the game going 1-for-1 at the plate with one RBI and had one run scored.

Alyssa Strand and Angela Haugen both finished the game with two RBI as Haugen went 1-for-3 at the plate and Strand was 0-for-4. Sadie Zaiser finished the game with two RBI for the Blackjacks as well as she went 1-for-4 and scored a run.

Brooklin Peltier went 0-for-2 at the plate, but managed two RBI to go with one RBI from Peppersack. Streich went 2-4 at the plate in game two and scored a run. Lakeview also got hits from Louwagie and Rachel Kurtenbach.

Lakeview improves to 5-7 on the season and 5-5 in conference play.

GAME 1

DAWSON-BOYD 8, LAKEVIEW 4

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HITTING: LAKEVIEW ( Peltier 0-for-2, 2 RBI; Anissa Peppersack 1-for-3, RBI, run; Emily Streich 2-for-4, run; Louwagie 1-for-3, run; Kurtenbach 1-for-3, run) DAWSON-BOYD ( Giese 0-3, 2 RBI, run; Strand 0-4, 2 RBI; Zaiser 1-for-4, 2 RBI, run; Flattum 1-for-1, RBI, two runs; Schuelke 3-for-4, RBI, three runs; Jurgenson 1-for-4, run; Mork 1-for-3)

PITCHING: LAKEVIEW (STELTER 6-8-4-3-6-7) DAWSON-BOYD (ZAISER 7-4-3-3-8)

GAME 2

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HITTING: DAWSON-BOYD (Flattum 1-for-3, run; Lee 1-for-3, run; Strand 1-for-4; Jurgenson 2-for-3) LAKEVIEW (Streich 2-for-4, two doubles, RBI, run; Louwagie 1-for-1, RBI, run; Peppersack 0-2, RBI)

PITCHING: DAWSON-BOYD (Giese 6 2/3-4-3-0-1-1) LAKEVIEW (Peppersack 7-5-2-1-4-5)