Lady Lobos fall to Rangers

The Lehman Lobo softball team lost 13-4 to the Vista Ridge Rangers Friday night at the Lady Lobo softball field. 

Vista Ridge came off the bus ready to play, earning nine runs in the first frame and four in the second.

Lehman responded with one run in each of the first two innings, but found themselves down 13-2 entering the bottom of the third.

Lehman Lobo senior third baseman Alyssa Martinez (right) attempts to apply a tag to a Vista Ridge Ranger baserunner Friday at the Lady Lobo softball field. (photo by Nathan Latsha)

The Lehman defense came alive and held Vista Ridge scoreless for the remainder of the game.

However, the Lobo offense failed to take advantage of success on the defensive end. 

Lehman head coach Lydia Baggett said that her team recorded 10 hits in the game, and managed to have runners in scoring position multiple times, yet they just couldn’t convert them into runs.

Despite the struggles on offense, Baggett said the team kept grinding and managed to earn two runs in the fifth inning. Lehman’s deficit, however, was too much to overcome.

Key contributors for Lehman include junior pitcher Kaylee Wipff, who recorded four strikeouts in the circle, along with a double and a triple at the plate. Sophomore Kayla Romero and Gabby Rodriguez also both recorded doubles.

One bright note from Friday’s game was the honoring of Lehman teachers for “Teacher Appreciation Night.” “Teacher appreciation night was great,” said Baggett. “All the teachers that said they would be there were. They got to see their students and receive small tokens of appreciation for their commitment to education.”

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