After an unwelcome rain out the previous day, the Lansing Lions’ softball team opened up play Friday in Easton against the host Pleasant Ridge Rams.
Well, Lansing decided to not be a very polite guest as they used some big arms and bigger bats to record a 15-1, 17-1 sweep of the two games, both in five innings.
Junior Bradi Basler and freshman Asa Solomon recorded the wins from the circle for Lansing, with the former pitching a 1-hitter while striking out 10 Rams’ batters..
“Bradi threw a great, solid game and we had a lot of girls extend the innings,” Lansing head coach Rachel Milnark said. “Asa threw a great game. Our defense was solid and our bats were hot.”
Lindsey Schuler went 4-for-6 with six RBI, Solomon ended up 3-for-6 with three RBI, Riley Phillips finished 2-for-4 with five walks and four RBI and Chase Miller ended the day 4-for-8 with six RBI.
Pleasant Ridge only managed three hits over the two games.
“The first games went absolutely amazing,” Phillips said. “Collectively as a whole, I think we we went above and beyond everyone's expectations. We were making stellar plays, base running well, and we were extremely selective at the plate. After hours of practice it was really nice to finally get out on the field and see how we worked as a team. We have a lot of girls that are going to have a huge impact on how the team performs. once all of the team is back in action together, seeing we were missing three girls.
“Asa pitched an amazing game. Being the only freshman on varsity she really showed out. Shannon Jessup also did a good job at third, seeing that she doesn't really play there. I personally see very big things in the future for the Lady Lions.”