The Lakota East baseball team continues to pile up wins, by defeating Fairfield by the scores of 7-0 and 11-5 this week. Those victories improved the Thunderhawks’ winning streak to 10 games.
On Friday, Lakota East (16-3, 12-2 in Greater Miami Conference) will host Oak Hills (12-8, 8-6) at 5 p.m.. On Saturday, East will play Walnut Hills at 11 a.m. and against Indian Hill at 3 p.m. East will wrap up the season next week with a game at Oak Hills Monday, at home against Lakota West (10-11, 6-8) Wednesday and at Lakota West next Friday, May 10; all games begin at 5 p.m.
The Firebirds split its games against Oak Hills this week, losing 5-2 on the road Monday and defeating the Highlanders 6-1 at home Wednesday. Lakota West will play at Sycamore (3-14, 2-12) Friday at 5 p.m. and at Springboro at noon Saturday. Besides the two games against East next week, West will also host Sycamore Monday at 5 p.m. and will play at Kings next Saturday, May 11 at 1 p.m.
Lakota West (13-5, 11-2) had an opportunity to takeover first place in the GMC, but lost to Oak Hills (18-3, 13-1) by the score of 1-0 Wednesday. It was the second loss to the Highlanders this season. West will play at Hamilton (3-17, 2-12) Friday at 4:30 p.m., will host Notre Dame at 11 a.m. Saturday and host Ursuline at 3 p.m. Saturday. Next week, West will wrap up the season with four road games, at Princeton (7-15, 1-13) Monday, at Sycamore (8-11, 4-9) Tuesday, at Colerain (14-7, 9-5) Wednesday and at Mason (15-5, 11-3) Friday; all games begin at 4:30 p.m.
Lakota East (15-6, 9-5) won both of its road games this week, defeating Princeton by the score of 6-5 Wednesday and Hamilton 13-1 Thursday. East will host Colerain Friday at 4:30 p.m. and then host Milford in a double header at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday. Next week, East closes out the season with games at Mason Monday, vs. Middletown (4-18, 2-12) Wednesday and at Sycamore Thursday; all games begin at 4:30 p.m.
Baseball and softball postseason brackets will be announced Sunday.
The Division I boys’ tennis sectional tournament will be held at Mason High School Tuesday, May 14 through Saturday, May 18. Besides East and West, the sectional tournament will also include Moeller, Hamilton, Harrison, Kings, Loveland, Mason, Milford, Princeton, Ross, Sycamore, Talawanda and Winton Woods. The district tournament will be held at Centerville High School (south of Dayton) Thursday and Saturday, May 23 and May 25.
The Division I track district tournament will be held at Winton Woods High School Wednesday, May 22 and Friday, May 24. Besides East and West, the tournament will also include Colerain, Elder, Fairfield, Hamilton, Harrison, La Salle, Mt. Healthy, Northwest, Oak Hills, Ross, Talawanda, Western Hills, Winton Woods, McAuley, Mother of Merch, Seton and St. Ursula. The first four in each event at districts will qualify for the regional tournament Wednesday, May 29 and Friday, May 31 at Dayton Welcome Stadium.