By JASON EPP
Leader & Times
After two wins Friday over Sublette (13-3; 12-8) where the Lady Mustangs hit .435 at a team with 10 extra-base hits, Heights was going into the week hoping to extend their winning streak in a double header against Lakin. But the Lady Broncs had other plans, holding the Lady Mustangs to just nine hits in a doubleheader sweep, 15-3 and 8-3.
Heights started Game 1 strong, scoring three runs in the first inning. Rachel Amerin singled in two runs and Lexi Stark got a hit to bring home Amerin.
Heights still led 3-1 heading into the third, when it all fell apart. Seven Lady Broncs runs and four more in the fourth made the score 11-3.
Lakin scored three more in the sixth to finish off the Lady Mustangs.
Amerin took the loss on the mound, pitching all six innings and giving up 12 hits, 15 runs, and two walks. Heights defense did not give her much help, committing 12 errors.
Amerin was 1-2 at the plate with a 2 RBI and a walk. Stark finished the game 1-2 with an RBI. Diana Carillo had the Lady Mustangs only extra-base hit when she tripled.
Heights played a much closer game in the nightcap, but still fell, 8-3.
Lakin got the fast start in this game, scoring 3 runs in the top of the first. Heights stayed close scoring one in the first and two in the second to trail just 4-3 after two.
Lakin added to their lead with two more in the third and again in the fifth inning. Heights was unable to muster any more runs after the second inning.
Ericka Navarrez was 2-4 with a double and two runs scored for the Lady Mustangs. Sara Eakes was 1-1 with a walk and and RBI.
Dakoda Cox pitched 2 1/3 innings and gave up five hits, five walks, and six runs, and struck out one. Lexi Stark pitched 2 2/3 innings and gave up two hits, two runs, and a walk, and struck out three.
Heights (4-8) host Ulysses tomorrow at 4 p.m., and will recognize the senior players.