Playing in their first multi-team event of the season, Lake City was host to Kenyon-Wanamingo, St. Anthony Village and Chatfield on Saturday. In search of their first win of the season, the Tigers finally broke through with a 22-2 drubbing of K-W after dropping their first game 19-0 to St. Anthony.
To start the day off, Lake City endured a 19-0 blowout loss to St. Anthony. The game was called off after four innings, and up to that point, the Tigers had managed just two hits. Meanwhile Lake City had also committed six errors. Deonna Jostock started in the circle and was torched to the tune of seven earned runs on 12 hits through 3 ⅔ innings. Alivia Corey pitched ⅓ inning and surrendered seven runs on six hits.
Lake City’s second game of the day went much better as they earned their first win of the season in a 22-2 thrashing of K-W that also ended after four innings. The Tigers started quick with 19 runs in the first two innings combined, in what amounted to just three innings at the plate for them.
Jamee Norlund received the starting nod and earned the win after pitching four innings. She struck out seven, walked three, and gave up two runs on five hits.
Elyse Dalager was the centerpiece of the Tigers’ offensive explosion as she finished the game with three hits — one of which was a double— three RBI, three runs scored and two walks.
Other key offensive contributors were: McKenna Goihl-Krier - 4 R, 2 H, 2 RBI, 1 BB; Norlund - 2 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB; Jenna Brown - 3 BB, 2 R, 1 RBI; Maddie Morrisey - 2 R, 1 H, 1 RBI, 1 BB; Larissa Norman - 2 R, 2 BB, 1 RBI; Lily Fitterer - 2 R, 1 H, 1 RBI, 1 BB; Brielle Reckmann - 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 R.
Lake City, 1-3, is next scheduled to host Pine Island on Thursday.