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Mount Ida teams sneak games in before COVID-19 shutdown


HOT SPRINGS – The Mount Ida Lions and Lady Lions were able to squeeze in a set of games at Hot Springs Lakeside before fear of COVID-19 brought an end to spring sports in Arkansas.

While both teams opened with a run in the first inning of each game, the Lions fell to the Rams 11-1 and the Lady Lions fell to the Lady Rams 13-2.

Nate Sommerkorn got the start for the Lions on the baseball diamond and was credited with the loss. Jack Hoeksema and Caleb White also saw time on the mound.

Jacob Woodfield led off with a hit. He moved to second on a sacrifice hit by Jack Hoeksema. He would go on to score the teams only run.

Lakeside scored two in the first, four in the second, two in the fourth, one in the fifth and two in the sixth to end the game on the 10 run rule.

Jacob Woodfield hit one for three with a run scored. Caleb White was one for three and John Hoeksema was one for two.

The Lady Lions opened their softball game with a bang thanks to a triple by Mesa Miller. Miller slapped the ball deep into right field with one out to go. She would go on to score on a single by Isabella Thew.

Lakeside responded with a three run effort in the bottom of the first inning. They would add two in the third to increase their lead to 5-1. Haley Black reached on a single in the fourth, but was unable to advance past first base. The Lady Rams scored three in the bottom of the inning to go up 8-1.

Kyleigh Sigman reached on a one out single in the top of the fifth inning. She stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Two batters later she scored on a single off the bat of Miller. Banner Carlton recorded the final Lady Lion hit in the sixth. Lakeside wrapped things up in the bottom of the sixth with five runs to end the game on the 10 run rule.

Mesa Miller was two for three with a run and an RBI. Isabella Thew was one for three with an RBI. Kyleigh Sigman was 1-2 with a run scored. Haley Black went one for three and Banner Carlton was one for two.

Isabella Thew was the starting pitcher and was credited with the loss.

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