The Lakeside Lady Falcons softball team showed just how significant a rival game can truly be when it shocked a dominant Bluegrass Christian program on Tuesday, winning 5-3.
Pitcher Morgan Ravescraft helped to lead the LCA girls to their third win of the year with a memorable performance on the mound.
In conjunction with sharp fielding from her teammates, Ravenscraft tallied four strikeouts while allowing just four hits for the Bluegrass offense.
The Lady Falcons jumped on BGP early, grabbing four runs in the first inning to recover from a two-run opening frame for the visitors.
Facing a two-run deficit, the Bluegrass squad made another run at LCA when it cut the lead to 4-3 in the third.
Solid fielding helped the girls from Lakeside to maintain throughout the rest of the game, scoring one more run in the final inning of play to pull above .500 on the year.
Lakeside head softball coach Billy Winkleman said Tuesday’s victory was a huge success for his team.
“Blue Grass Baptist is the team to beat each year,” Winkleman said. “They are number one in the KCAA Power Poll, so this was a big win for our team.”
Ravenscraft led the way at for the Lakeside, going three for three with a double, two singles, and an RBI. Farah Weaver also went two for three with two singles and one RBI. Allie Winkleman also pitched in with a single and double, as she went two for four on the night.
The Lady Falcons took the field again last night against out of league opponent Bluegrass United before it gets back to league play this Saturday against North Hardin Christian at 1 p.m. at home.
If you can’t make the game, you can always pick up next Tuesday’s edition of The Morehead News for more on the 2012 Lakeside softball team.