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Valentine, Menas, Hastings, Gengenbacher all multi-hit days in Lady Lakers opening day split in Louisiana

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Valentine leads Lake Land with 4-hit day over two games
Gengenbacher goes yard vs. tourney host, LSU-E
Menas and Hastings perfect opening day hitting

EUNICE, LA--The Lake Land College Lady Lakers softball team began their 2017 quest for a national title yesterday at the Louisiana State University at Eunice tournament with a split.
Samantha Valentine

Lake Land won their season opener, 9-1, over the Lady Ravens of Coffeyville Community College (KS). Sophomore, Katelyn Fisher (Mattoon, IL; Mattoon High School), earned the victory, her first of the season, giving up only two hits and walking no Lady Ravens.

In the second game of the day, the Lady Lakers lost to tournament host, Louisiana State University at Eunice Lady Bengals, 12-3. Freshman, Dezirae Leonard (Dwight, IL; Dwight Township High School), took the loss in her first outing.

Several Lady Lakers had multi-hit games over the course of the opening day's two games. Sophomore, Samantha Valentine (Monicello, IL; Monticello High School), went 2-for-3 in each of the day's games, giving her a 4-for-6 opening day with four runs scored, two stolen bases, and a pair of doubles.

Kendra Gengenbacher
Freshman, Monica Menas (Crystal Lake, IL; Crystal Lake Central High School), went 2-for-2 in a perfect season opener.

Freshman, Kendra Gengenbacher (Quincy, IL; Quincy Notre Dame High School) went 1-for-3 in each game for a 2-for-6 multi-hit day, going yard once and doubling on her way to a five-RBI afternoon, also plating once.

Freshman, Kendall Hastings (Riverside, IL; Riverside Brookfield High School) went 1-for-1 in each game for a perfect 2-for-2 day, doubling once and notching three RBI.

The Lady Lakers are 1-1 overall and continue play at LSU-E today.

Lady Lakers two-game accumulated offensive accomplishments:
  • Samantha Valentine ... 4-for-6, R-4, SB-2, 2B-2
  • Monica Menas ... 2-for-2
  • Kendra Gengenbacher ... 2-for-6, RBI-5, R, 2B, HR
  • Kendall Hastings ... 2-for-2, RBI-3, 2B
  • Sadiya Collins ... 1-for-1, RBI, 2B
  • Britt Remmers ... 1-for-1
  • Hope Collier ... R
  • Haylee Short ... R
  • Madison Boone ... R, RBI, SB
  • Alina Lance ... RBI, SB

 
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