The Lakota West varsity baseball team split a doubleheader with Glen Este on Saturday. It was the first two games of the season for the Firebirds, who are ranked No. 5 in The Cincinnati Enquirer’s Division I preseason poll.
In a 8-1 win, sophomore Austin Allinger struck out eight and earned his first win of the season. Senior Ryan Addington and junior Blaine Griffiths each went 3-for-4 at the plate with a double.
In the 7-6 loss, Griffiths hit a triple. Senior A.P. Novak earned the loss.
Lakota West 8, Glen Este 1
WP-Allinger (1-0, 8K); LP-Burdick (0-1). L-Addington 3-4, 2B; Bruch 2-4; Griffiths 3-4, 2B; Ostendorf 2B; Parker 2B; G-Burdick 2-3, 3B. Records: L 1-0, G 0-1.
Glen Este 7, Lakota West 6
WP-Iswan (1-0); LP-Novak (0-1). G-Pobck 2-4, Iswan 2-4, 2B, HR; Wahl 2B, L-Griffiths 3B. Records: G 1-1, L 1-1.
While, Lakota West began its season on Saturday. The other baseball and softballs varsity teams began play today.
Monday – Lakota East at Fairfield at 4:30 p.m. (softball)
Monday – Lakota West at Middletown at 4:30 p.m. (softball)
Monday – Sycamore at Lakota East at 5 p.m. (baseball)