YORK — The Schuyler softball team traveled to York on Saturday to face Lakeview in the opening round of the Central Conference Tournament.
Lakeview recorded 10 hits and took advantage of six Schuyler errors to roll to a 13-1 victory in three innings and knock the Lady Warriors out of the tournament.
Schuyler starting pitcher Jaiden Inselman worked 2 1/3 innings, allowing 13 runs on 10 hits. She only walked one batter while striking out two.
Kelli Schoch was the winning pitcher for the Vikings. She tossed all three innings and gave up one earned run on two Schuyler hits. Schoch struck out one batter and walked one.
The game was scoreless after one inning before Lakeview exploded for nine runs in the second.
Schuyler head coach Clarissa Dunn liked what she saw from her team in the opening frame.
“Our first inning was actually a good one. We had girls on base and it looked like we were going to score and we also had a very good defensive inning,” she said. “On the downside, our base running in the first inning was a little rough and we probably could have scored at least one, if not more.”
Kaylie Bachmann and Jakelin Mejia picked up hits for the Lady Warriors, and Bachmann drove in the team’s lone run when she plated Britney Nevarez in the third inning.
Jessica Sand led the Vikings with three hits while Shelby Berger, Nevaya Metcalfe, Kaylea Bailey and Kathleen Howland each added two hits. Sand and Metcalfe had three RBIs each.
“It was just a rough game for us,” Dunn said. “I completely believe that the girls can play better than they showed in this outing. Hopefully we will be able to prove that in the near future.”
The Lady Warriors open Thursday’s B-4 district tournament with a noon game against David City/East Butler in Wisner.