It was truly a grand night for the Lakeland varsity softball team Tuesday at Hamilton.
At least Westview doesn’t have to face Skylar Parker anymore.
Prairie Heights raised its varsity baseball record to 9-6 with three wins earlier this week.
Nearly a year ago, the Lakeland softball team ended a 14-year sectional championship drought at Fairfield with a 2-0 victory over Wawasee.
Angola claimed the 2013 NECC baseball tournament championship this past Saturday afternoon in Emma with a 1-0 victory over host Westview.
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.
Westview’s batters bashed out 14 hits and pitcher Jamar Weaver struckout 10, as the Warriors clobbered NECC rival West Noble, 19-0 Tuesday evening in Emma.
In three previous IHSAA state tourney games, opponents found Lakeland pitcher Ashlynn Grubb very tough to hit and impossible to score on.
A three-run ninth inning propelled Lakeland past Fairfield, 3-0 and into the championship game of the Class 3A softball sectional being played in Benton.
Lakeland went 1-2 in non-conference baseball action this past weekend.
Lakelandwent 1-2 in a trio of non-conference softball games over the weekend, bringing its season record to 12-9.
Westview ran its NECC baseball record to 5-1 last Thursday night with a 7-4 victory over county rival Prairie Heights at Kellett Field in Brushy Prairie.
Angola moved to 4-1 in the NECC and to 12-5 overall with a 4-1 victory at Prairie Heights Tuesday in varsity softball action.
The Prairie Heights varsity baseball team brought out the heavy lumber Saturday in sweeping a doubleheader from visiting Elkhart Christian.
The Lakeland and Prairie Heights softball squads braved the cold and wind Tuesday afternoon in a hotly contested battle for their NECC opener.
It was a tough weekend for the Prairie Heights softball team, as it dropped three decisions.