The Iowa Lakes softball team hosted their final games of the season yesterday against Division 1 Marshalltown Community College. The day was also special as they honored their four sophomores, Heaven Coughlin, Jamison Bascom, Salina Gonzalez, and Kylee Pospisil.
The Lakers took to the long ball in game 1, winning 17-7. Meghan Vesey got the win, going 5 innings while giving up 7 runs on 10 hits. The Lakers were led offensively by Tara Sudenga going 3 for 3 with 3 runs scored, a double, and 1 run batted in. Baylee Bechen, Codie Fineran, Deanna Gerrard, and Heaven Coughlin each had a homerun in game 1.
The Lakers kept the bats going in game 2, scoring 11 runs on 16 hits. They were led by Baylee Bechen who was 4 for 5 with 3 runs scored, 1 run batted in, and 3 stolen bases. Kylee Pospisil and Megan Remand each had a homerun in game 2. Codie Fineran picked up the win, pitching all 7 innings while giving up 10 runs on 19 hits.
The Lakers open up their Regional Tournament on Friday, April 24th at 2 pm in Des Moines, Iowa when they play Des Moines Area Community College.
ISU Ends Spring Season With Win Over Illinois
MOUNT VERNON, Iowa Â? The Iowa State volleyball team closed out the spring season with a bang, defeating Illinois 3-1 (25-19, 21-25, 25-22, 25-23) Saturday afternoon at Mount Vernon High School.
Panthers Split Doubleheader with Bears
The University of Northern Iowa softball team split their doubleheader with the Missouri State Bears on Saturday, taking game one 15-8 before falling in 11 inning in game two, 4-3.
The Iowa Lakes Community College Men’s and Women’s Golf teams were in action at the AIB Spring Golf Tournament. A rain soaked first round delayed play after 12 holes. Teams returned the next day to finish round 1 and play round 2. Players were able to finish round 1 before very high winds and a wet course set in and the tournament ended after 1 round.
The Laker Men shot a score of 316 which placed them 7th out of 17 teams and the second best Community College team finish of the tournament. The Lakers were led by Michael Pugh’s tie for 7th place finish shooting a 77. Zach Elgersma came in with a 78, Michael Myers shot an 80, and Jordan Sogard came in with an 81. Non-Counting score was Tyler Ohl who shot an 86.
On the Women’s side the Lakers finished 5th in the team race. They were led by Talisa McLachlan’s 1st place finish shooting a 79. Karrah Remus shot a 90, Kelley Harris came in with a 107 and Tia Bernholtz shot a 121.
“We played in some tough conditions. I feel that everyone handled the weather well. It was brutal out there with the rain coming down sideways. I feel this tournament helped give us a good feel for what a regional tournament might look like, handling adverse conditions.” Said Coach Soper
Next action for the Laker Women will be this Friday and Saturday playing for a chance at going to the National Tournament in Mesa, AZ during the Region XI Women’s Golf Tournament.
Drake Stops UNI in MVC Semifinals, 4-0
The University of Northern Iowa women's tennis team saw it season come to an end on Saturday in the semifinals of the 2015 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. Drake posted a 4-0 victory over UNI to advance to the MVC championship.
IIAC Championship First Round suspended
The first round of the Iowa Conference Men's Golf Championship at Finkbine Golf Course has been suspended with four groups left on the course due to persistent rain and lightning in the area Friday afternoon.
Dutch lead men's golf league tourney after round one
IOWA CITY - Despite having to deal with poor weather conditions and delays, the Central College men's golf team leads the Iowa Conference Championship by seven strokes after round one at par-72 Finkbine Golf Course.