The Runnin' Lopes won three of their four games this week, beating McCook Community College twice on the road and splitting at home against Trinidad State Junior College.
Thursday, April 5
In the first game on Thursday, the Runnin' Lopes softball team defeated McCook 9-1 in five innings. Sophomore Larissa Royer threw the win for the Lopes, allowing only one earned run and four hits. At the plate, LCC's offense recorded 13 hits, including two home runs (Royer, Megan Sandoval) and two doubles (Royer, Caitlin McCarthy). Bats stayed hot in the second contest, as the Lopes defeated McCook 9-2. McCarthy, Sandoval, Mercedes Salazar and Alyvia Woolsey all had doubles for LCC while freshman pitcher Emily Womeldorff earned the win, striking out seven and allowing only four hits.
Sunday, April 8
On Sunday, the Runnin' Lopes defeated Trinidad State in the first game 4-3. Sophomore Lauren Reed threw the win in the circle, striking out three and allowing only two earned runs. At the plate, sophomore Caitlin McCarthy knocked in two of the four RBI for the Lopes, while freshman Alyvia Woolsey went 3-for-3. In the second match up, however, the Runnin' Lopes fell flat in a 10-1 defeat by the Trojans. Freshman Alyvia Woolsey drove in the only run for LCC and sophomores Samantha McDonald and Mackenzie Rowlett each recorded two hits for the Lopes.
The Lamar Community College softball team is now 32-13 overall and 22-4 in Region IX play. After their victories on Thursday versus McCook Community College, LCC was able to secure first place in Region IX and will be hosting the Regional Tournament the last week in April. The Runnin' Lopes next home game will be against Otero Junior College on Wednesday, April 11 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.