JACKSON — Senior pitcher Kylee Gnabasik threw five effective innings and the Lakeside Lutheran softball team took advantage of five errors in an 8-3 nonconference road victory against Kettle Moraine Lutheran on Friday.
"We are off to a solid start to the season," Lakeside Lutheran softball coach Matthew Doering said. "Kieghtan Rank is growing into what it means to throw in varsity games. Our returning starters have been playing smart softball and are working to communicate and help our less experienced players get up to speed.
"Our bats were hot against LPS (on Tuesday) and then solid against Kettle Moraine Lutheran. We will have to keep improving to compete with the best teams in the conference. The next two weeks we have a lot of games and opportunities to grow and come together."
Lakeside (2-1) scored three of its first four runs via error with the other score coming after Jenna Shadoski was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Shadoski had an RBI single in the fourth inning that made it 5-2. Kieghtan Rank's RBI base knock an inning later extended the margin.
Gnabasik, pitching for the first time this season, allowed two earned runs on three hits, striking out four and walking six to earn the win.
Shadoski, Rank and Olyvia Uecker all had two-hit games. Uecker doubled twice.
The Warriors host Columbus on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
LAKESIDE LUTHERAN 8,
KETTLE MORAINE LUTHERAN 3
Lakeside 120 211 1 — 8 9 2
KML 110 000 1 — 3 4 5
Pitchers (ip-h-r-er-so-bb) — LL: Gnabasik (W; 5-3-2-2-4-6), Rank (2-1-1-0-1-2); KML: Kohl (L; 5-4-6-0-6-2), Hovorka (2-5-2-2-2-1).
Leading hitters — LL: Uecker 2x5 (2 2B), Shadoski 2x4, Gnabasik (2B), Rank (2x2); KML: Pagano 2x4 (2B).