IOWA FALLS - The Iowa Lakes Softball Team returned to the win column with a 12-1, five-inning victory over Ellsworth in the second game of the teams' doubleheader on Wednesday.
The Lakers lost the first game 8-1.
In the second game, Iowa Lakes' bats came to life with 13 hits compared to just two by the hosts. Kimberly Frank earned the win, striking out 10 batters and walking none.
At the plate, Frank, Kristi Larson and Jess Abrahamson each had three hits. Abrahamson finished with a double, a triple and five RBIs. Larson had two doubles and an RBI.
The first game didn't go as well as Ellsworth's Brooke Hueskinkveld limited the visitors to just four hits. Frank took the loss as she gave up eight runs (six earned) on eight hits with seven walks and two strikeouts.
Frank, Abrahamson, Nyna Tendal and Kristen King each had one hit for the Lakers.
Iowa Lakes (13-21 overall, 3-17 in the ICCAC) is on the road at Marshalltown on Saturday at the Northwestern Junior Varsity on Tuesday and at NIACC on Wednesday before a four-game home stand next Saturday (DMACC) and Sunday (Southwestern).
Lakers split with Tritons
FORT?DODGE?- Iowa Lakes' offensive struggles ended in the second game of a doubleheader against Iowa Central on Tuesday, but the Lakers still came up short in dropping both games.
The host Tritons took the first game 12-2 as the Lakers mustered just three hits.
Iowa Lakes' bats came alive in the second game with 12 hits compared to 11 by Iowa Central, but the Lakers fell 12-11.
Former North Union ace Allie Ingalls pitched the first game for the Tritons. She gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits with five strikeouts and two walks in five innings of work.
The Lakers' hits came from Kimberly Frank, Sierra Gudvangen and Salina Gonzalez.
Frank took the loss as she gave up six runs (four earned), on seven hits with four strikeouts and two walks. Nyna Tendal pitched one inning and gave up six runs (five earned), on five hits with two strikeouts and one walk.
In the second game, Iowa Lakes led until the Tritons erupted for six runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Jordyn Derflinger went the distance as she gave up 12 runs (eight earned) on 11 hits with one strikeout and three walks.
At the plate, Larson was 3-3 with a home run and two RBIs, Jess Abrahamson was 2-4 with two RBIs, Nyna Tendal was 1-2 with two RBIs and Kristen King was 1-1 with a home run and two RBIs. Also Gudvangen was 2-3 and Frank was 2-5.
Lakers struggle against Tigers
The Iowa Lakes Softball Team struggled to generate any offense against Marshalltown on Saturday, mustering just one hit in each game in a pair of 8-0 losses to the Tigers.
Marshalltown scored three runs in each of the first two innings of the first game and outhit the Lakers 12-1.
Jordyn Derflinger pitched all five innings as she gave up seven earned runs on 12 hits with six walks and three strikeouts. Kimberly Frank had the lone hit for the Lakers.
In the second game, Frank gave up just seven hits in six innings of work, but also walked seven. She had four strikeouts and only four runs were earned. Sierra Gudvangen had the lone hit for the Lakers.