Meadowview pitcher Kelsey Irwin serves up a fastball against Lakeside Saturday at home. -- Robert Hudson

Lakeside sweeps Meadowview softball

Published 12:39am Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Meadowview Christian School Lady Trojans could not overcome their mistakes, as they were swept by the Lakeside School Lady Chiefs 14-2, 11-1 in a doubleheader at home on Saturday.

Bryan McIntyre, head softball coach of Meadowview (1-5), said the Lady Trojans simply gave the Lady Chiefs too many opportunities; opportunities they capitalized on.

“They have one of the best pitchers in the state, and we gave them too many extra outs,” McIntyre said. “We played a pretty good game, but you can’t make errors on bunts, and when they give you an out, you get an out. When you give them extra outs, they score runs on you.”

In the second game, Lakeside took a 1-0 lead at the top of the first, but Meadowview responded in the bottom half, as Kelsey Irwin started the inning off with a triple.

The next batter up, Katey McIntyre, brought Irwin home, as she singled to right field and tied the game at 1-1.

The Lady Chiefs added a pair of runs in the second and fourth inning to make the score 3-1, but it was a two-run home run to center field by Lakeside’s Carlie Whitehead in the top of the fifth that sparked a five-run inning and put the game out of reach.

Bryan said the Lady Trojans are young, but he’s proud of the effort they gave.

“We’re a fairly young team, we play several eighth graders. We’ve got a couple of seniors, but overall we’re really young,” McIntyre said. “We fought hard and I was pretty pleased with them knowing who we were going up against. We put the ball in play pretty well, but they made a few errors and we made a lot.”

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