The Lincolnwood High School softball team turned in a solid all-around effort, and came away with one of their largest wins of the season on Monday, April 29, as they defeated Ramsey 15-0 in Raymond.
The Lady Lancers picked up seven hits and made the most of eight Ramsey errors to improve their record to 6-15, while Sadie Slightom was solid on the mound with four hits allowed in the four-inning affair.
Lincolnwood started the game off with two runs in the first inning as Brittney Slightom walked, Cassie Krager singled and Sadie Slightom singled to drive in her sister. Krager would also touch home plate after back-to-back base hits by Maggie McClelland and Marisa Webb and the Lancers led 2-0.
In the second, Desi Pitchford reached on a fielder's choice and the next two batters, Sidney Glick and Brittney Slightom, reached base on errors. All three, along with Krager, who walked in the next at-bat, would score in the inning as Lincolnwood upped their advantage to 6-0.
In the third, Katelyn Payne singled to left field and Pitchford reached first on a bunt. A sacrifice and two more Ramsey errors led to two more runs and an 8-0 Lincolnwood lead.
Any hopes of a Ramsey comeback were quickly dashed in the fourth inning as Lincolnwood scored seven runs on two hits, a walk, three hit batters and an error. Brittney Slightom, Shelby Hattenbach, Sophie Rainwater, Marisa Webb, Sidney Herman, Katelyn Payne and Savannah Bowman would all score in the inning as Lincolnwood ended the game in four innings due to the mercy rule.
Both Payne and Krager would have two hits apiece, with two runs scored each as well. Krager would have two RBIs, while Payne and Sadie Slightom had one run driven in each.
With rain washing out their game against Calvary on Tuesday, the Lancers will have a doubleheader against the Saints on Thursday, May 2, in Raymond. On Friday, the team is scheduled to have their senior night prior to the start of their game against Central A&M, which begins at 4:30 p.m.
April 29 at Raymond
Ramsey 000 0 0 4 8
Lincolnwood 242 7 15 7 1
Ramsey IP R ER H K BB
L-Compton 3.2 15 8 7 0 4
Saunders 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
Lincolnwood IP R ER H K BB
W-Slightom 4 0 0 4 3 2
Multiple Hits: Lincolnwood - Katelyn Payne (2-2, 2R, 1RBI), Cassie Krager (2-3, 2R, 2RBI).
Records: Lincolnwood (6-15).