Lopes go 2-2 against conference foes

Lopes go 2-2 against conference foes

The Lamar Community College softball team won two against Northeastern Junior College on Sunday, before falling to Western Nebraska in a double header Monday morning.

Sunday, April 2nd

On Sunday, the Runnin' Lopes took two from the Plainswomen defeating NJC 10-0 and 10-4. LCC racked up twenty-six hits and six homeruns on the day. Freshman Keilee Womack hit her first home run of the year and sophomore Mariah Lopez went 3-for-5 on the day with a home run and five RBI. Freshmen Larissa Royer and Lauren Reed each threw wins for the Lopes.

Monday, April 3rd

Despite 21 hits in the first game, the Runnin' Lopes fell 11-9 to Western Nebraska in the early game on Monday. With a two-run lead and two out in the bottom of the seventh, the Lopes loaded the bases with Cougars, leading to a walk-off grand slam for WNCC. Offensively, freshmen Samantha McDonald and Caitlin McCarthy both went 4-for-5 at the plate. In the second game, the Runnin' Lopes were unable to bounce back in a 13-0 loss against the Cougars. LCC recorded only three hits in the contest and freshman Shaelyn Bachini had the lone double of the game.

The Runnin' Lopes are now 10-6 in conference and will continue Region IX play on Thursday versus Otero Junior College in La Junta, Colorado.