Sports: Lakenheath softball sweeps doubleheader
RAF LAKENHEATH — Sophomore Rebecca Groff used her skills in the batter’s box and on the pitching mound Saturday to secure two wins for the Lakenheath Lady Lancers softball team in a doubleheader against Würzburg.
Groff went 6 for 7 on batting for the day and struck out nine Würzburg batters in the last game, which became a 15-3 victory for the Lady Lancers. In the first game, Lakenheath Senior Brynn Lipor fanned seven batters in the 13-2 win.
Even though the Lady Lancers improved to 4-0 on the season in dominating fashion, Lakenheath softball coach John Gilmore said there is room to improve.
“We had quite a few errors. [There were] less mental errors which is good, but more physical errors than we’re used to. Something we will have to work on in practice,” Gilmore said.
With the losses, the Würzburg team dropped to 0-4.
On the other field at Lakenheath High School, Alconbury beat London Central, 11-7. Alconbury senior Megan Archer struck out 13 batters and senior Aga Brown had two hits in the closely fought game. Alconbury is now 2-2 on the season.
Lakenheath’s junior varsity squad fell to London Central but beat Alconbury in its second game.