In back-to-back afternoons, Lakota West freshman pitcher Ashley Sharp earned a win while on the mound. On Wednesday, April 6, Sharp struck out 11 hitters en route to an 11-1 victory over Hamilton in five innings. The freshman also went 2-for-3 at the plate.
Sharp’s teammates freshman Alyssa Hedric (2 RBIs, 2 runs), junior Jessica Burke (2-for-2) and senior Yasmin Battle (2-for-3) also put in good performances at the plate for the Firebirds.
The win improves Lakota West’s record to 5-2 overall and 4-1 within the Greater Miami Conference. The Firebirds will be back in action Friday, April 8, when they will host Princeton (1-6 overall, 1-4 in GMC) at 4:30 p.m.
Baseball – Colerain 4, Lakota East 3 – The Thunderhawks lost by the score of 4-3 in eight innings against Colerain on Wednesday. Senior Jesse Rait led Lakota East by going 2-for-3 and by driving in 2 RBIs at the plate. The loss drops the Thunderhawks’ record to 4-3 overall and 3-2 in the GMC this season. Lakota East will be back in action this Friday, April 8, when it will host Colerain (2-4 overall, 2-2 in GMC) at 5 p.m.
Middletown 5, Lakota West 3 – Lakota West lost for the third time in four games when it fell to Middletown by the score of 5-3 on Wednesday. Lakota West junior Jake Wagner went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in the loss. Lakota West (3-5 overall, 2-4 GMC) will visit Colerain (2-4 overall, 2-2 in GMC) this afternoon for a game at 5 p.m. The game had previously been scheduled for Monday, April 4, but was rained out.
Softball – Lakota East 7, Colerain 0 – Lakota East senior pitcher Sara Pearson improved her record to 7-1 this season when the Thunderhawks defeated Colerain by the score of 7-0 on Wednesday. In the win, Pearson struck out 17 batters and went 4-for-4 at the plate. Her teammate junior Kim Rollins homered. The win improves Lakota East’s overall record to 8-1 overall and 4-1 in the GMC. Lakota East will host Beavercreek this afternoon at 4:30 p.m.
Tennis – Sycamore def. Lakota East – The Thunderhawks lost for the first time this season when it failed to beat Sycamore on Wednesday. Lakota East lost by the score of 4-1. No. 1 singles Zach Mueck was only player on Lakota East to win his match. Lakota East (2-1 overall, 2-1 in GMC) will host Fairfield (0-1 overall, 0-1 in GMC) this afternoon at 4 p.m.
Tennis – Lakota West def. Colerain – The Lakota West boys’ tennis team improved to 2-0 overall and 2-0 in the GMC this season by winning two matches in consecutive days. The latest team win came against Colerain on Wednesday. The Firebirds won the match by the score of 5-0. Lakota West will host Oak Hills (1-1 overall, 0-1 in GMC) this afternoon at 4 p.m.
Volleyball – Lakota East def. Fairborn – The Thunderhawks boys’ volleyball team extended its winning streak to three matches when it defeated Fairborn by the score of 25-7, 25-13, 25-15 on Wednesday. With the win, Lakota East improves to 6-2 overall (1-0 in GMC) on the season. The team will host Hamilton (5-2 overall, 1-1 in GMC) tonight at 7 p.m.
Boys’ lacrosse – Summit Country Day 13, Lakota West 4 – The Firebirds couldn’t take down the unbeaten Summit Country Day squad in boys’ lacrosse on Wednesday. Summit Country Day improves to 4-0 on the season after defeating Lakota West by the score of 13-4. Lakota West will be back in action Friday, April 8, against its rival Lakota East. The match will be played at Lakota West at 8 p.m.