After losing to Mason by the score of 5-2 on Wednesday, Lakota East will have another chance to defeat one of the region’s top baseball teams when they face off in the Reds Futures High School Showcase at 7 p.m. Friday at Prasco Park, 6125 Commerce Court in Mason.
Mason (8-0, 5-0 in the Greater Miami Conference) is No. 2 in The Cincinnati Enquirer preseason poll, while East (6-2, 4-1) is ranked No. 6.
No. 5 Lakota West (3-5, 1-4), meanwhile, got off to a disappointing start – losing five of its first seven games. The Firebirds did rebound with a 22-1 win at Princeton on Wednesday. Lakota West will also play Princeton Friday at 5 p.m. at Prasco Park, just before the Mason/East game.
In softball this week, No. 3 Lakota West defeated No. 2 Lakota East, 5-0, on Monday. West (5-4, 4-1) went on to defeat Fairfield by the score of 4-2 on Tuesday and then lost at Oak Hills by the score of 4-1 on Wednesday. East (2-2, 2-2), on the other, defeated Princeton 10-0 on Wednesday.
Boys’ volleyball is also underway, Lakota West (7-0, 3-0) defeated Wayne, Fairfield, Sycamore and Princeton this week. Lakota East (4-1, 2-1) defeated Hamilton and Fairfield and hasn’t lost since its opener April 4 against Mason.
Weekend sports schedule according to gmcsports.com:
Lakota East – softball – vs. Wellston at 3 p.m. at Symmes Valley
Lakota East – softball – vs. Wheelerburg at 4:30 p.m. at Symmes Valley
Lakota West – softball – vs. Hamilton at 4:30 p.m.
East and West – track – Coaches Classic Finals at 4:30 p.m. at Winton Woods
Lakota West -baseball – vs. Princeton at 5 p.m. at Prasco Park
Lakota East – baseball – vs. Mason at 7 p.m. at Prasco Park
Lakota East – boys’ volleyball – vs. Centerville at 7 p.m.
Lakota West – baseball – at Pickerington North at 12 p.m.
Lakota East – softball – vs. Brunswick at 12 p.m. at Symmes Valley
Lakota West – baseball – at Gahanna Lincoln at 3 p.m.
Lakota East – softball – vs. Alexander at 4 p.m. at Symmes Valley