Paige Gust tossed a four-hit shutout and Laken Detwiler drilled a three-run double as Lakeland routed Fremont, 12-0 in NECC softball last Thursday.
A 13-run third inning propelled Lakeland to a 16-1 rout of NECC softball rival West Noble Tuesday night in Ligonier.
Lakeland upped its NECC softball record to 2-1 Tuesday with an 8-3 victory over host Churubusco.
The third time was the charm for Fairfield last Thursday night in LaGrange.
The Lakeland softball team took three big steps toward securing the NECC regular-season championship this week by downing three of its closest competitors.
The Lakeland varsity softball team notched road wins over Central Noble (3-0) and Bethany Christian (17-0) at the end of last week.
Lakeland advanced to the finals of the NECC softball tournament with a 4-2 victory over three-time defending champion Angola in the semifinals last Friday night.