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Warriors sweep Knights

MERRY HILL – A five RBI day for Lauren Baker on the softball field and efficient pitching from Sawyer Mizelle on the other diamond helped Lawrence Academy triumph over Terra Ceia Christian, 23-3 in softball and 16-5 in baseball here Thursday afternoon.

Baker would not be denied at the plate driving in five runs on three hits. After stealing home twice in the first inning, her RBI’s came on a two-run double in the second, a single in the second, and another two-run two-bagger in the third.

Lawrence tallied nine runs in the first and second innings. They got things started in the first inning

Lauren Baker drove in five runs and also stole home twice as Lawrence Academy’s softball team crushed Terra Ceia Christian 23-3 at Merry Hill on Thursday for the Lady Warriors’ fourth straight win. | Staff Photo by Gene Motley

when Gracen Rogers drew a walk and came around to score the first run, after which the floodgates opened. In the second inning the offensive onslaught came from singles by Megan Davenport, Baker, and Rogers, home runs by Katlynn Stotesberry and Isabella Conigliaro, and a double by Baker.

Stotesberry toed the rubber for the Lady Warriors with just one inning of work allowing no runs and no hits while striking out one and walking zero.

Emily Roscoe took the loss for the Lady Knights, she went one and two-thirds innings, allowing 18 runs on five hits and striking out two.

The Warriors had 11 hits in the game. Baker was the leader with three hits in three at-bats. Davenport, Rebecca Goodwin, and Stotesberry also each racked up multiple hits.  Goodwin also had five stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with 22 stolen bases total.

A few yards away, an early lead helped Lawrence’s baseball team defeat Terra Ceia Christian 16-5.

After falling behind 2-0 in the first inning, the Warriors scored eight runs on a single by Dylan Harrell, a single by Owen Price, a single by Brian Hughson, a walk by Sawyer Mizelle, and two errors in their half of the first and lead 8-2.

Terra Ceia scored three more runs in the second inning, and trailed 8-5, but Lawrence tacked on six more runs in the bottom of the frame for a 14-5 lead then put up their final two in the bottom of the third, closing out the game in four-and-a-half innings.

Mizelle was the winner on the mound for the Warriors. He surrendered five runs on five hits over two innings, striking out two and walking none.

Johannes Van Essendelft went two innings for the Knights allowing 14 runs on nine hits and striking out one.

Lawrence collected ten hits. Harrell, Hughson, and Gavin Smithwick all managed two hits apiece to lead the Warriors. Harrell had three of Lawrence’s 11 total stolen bases.

Omarion Blount went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Terra Ceia.

Lawrence’s four-game home stand continued with the softball team (4-0) hosting Bear Grass Charter on Friday and the baseball team (3-1) doing likewise, same day, for Wayne Country Day.   Monday, both teams have home dates with Northeast Academy.