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YORK — Lakeview took down Schuyler for the third time this season then ran into a couple of tough pitchers Friday at the Central Conference softball tournament in York.

The Vikings blasted Schuyler 13-1 in their opening game behind a strong start from junior pitcher Kelli Schoch, who tossed all three innings while allowing just three hits.

The Lakeview offense exploded for 14 hits in the victory, including a 3-for-3 performance from Jessica Sand, who recorded three RBIs and scored two runs.

Nevaya Metcalfe went 2 for 3, including a double and triple, while driving in three runs and scoring two and Kathleen Howland had a pair of hits, two RBIs and two runs scored.

Emma Williams, who stole two bases, Shelby Berger, Kaitlyn Kleinheksel, Kaylea Bailey and Schoch all recorded an RBI for Lakeview.

Kaylie Bachmann drove in Schuyler's lone run and Jaiden Inselman took the loss on the mound, surrendering all 13 runs, nine of which were earned.

The Lakeview offense came to a screeching halt against York as Karlee Seevers no-hit the Vikings for the second time this month.

Seevers struck out 10 batters over four innings in the 10-0 victory. She threw 39 strikes in her 48 pitches.

York, ranked No. 5 in Class B, tagged Lakeview starting pitcher Caitlin Buck for 11 hits, including two homers by Carsyn Zumpfe, who drove in four runs and scored three times. Buck allowed 10 runs, but only five were earned as the Viking defense committed three errors.

"They hit the ball hard and in the gaps, and we just couldn't get our bats on the ball against their pitcher," Lakeview head coach Erica Zywiec said.

York scored five runs in the sixth inning to beat seventh-ranked Seward 8-7 in the conference tournament title game.

Lakeview played its final game against Aurora, and didn't have much luck against Jenn VanDeWalle either.

The Huskies' starting pitcher fanned seven Vikings over seven innings in a 3-0 shutout win.

"Our bats fell flat against Aurora and we couldn't get them going," Zywiec said. "We'd get people on base, but couldn't bring them in."

Williams and Metcalfe combined for four of Lakeview's six hits in the loss.

Schoch and Buck split the pitching duties for the Vikings. They held Aurora to just six hits while striking out five batters and walking five.

Lakeview (7-19) starts its district tournament Thursday in Wisner.


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