James Uriell believes that hard work is the key to life. With enough effort and desire, a person can accomplish anything they set out to, he points out. Just not always when it is expected.
It was as perfect of an end to the Lake Region State College softball team’s season as you could ask for.
Going into a particular season, one never knows exactly what to expect. You can look at your team's projected starting line-up, scout opponents and get an idea of how players will perform based on practice.
Midway through the season, Lake Region State College baseball coach Blake Reinholt was pleased with his team’s effort. His hopes were that the Royals would find there stride in April and gain some momentum going into the region tournament.
Since bringing back baseball to Lake Region State College last fall, Saturday was most likely the program’s best day in the past two years. A full day of hard-fought, competitive baseball action at Legion Field, the Royals showed just how far the team and the program has come in a very short time.
Rebecca Gurski, a sophomore catcher/pitcher from Lake Region State College has been selected player of the week for softball. In games last week she was 13-26 (.500) at the plate and 1-0 as a pitcher. Her offense included 1 double, 2 home runs, 8 runs scored, 11 RBI's, and 2 walks. As a pitcher she scattered 9 hits, struck out 8, and allowed one base on balls in a 7-2 victory. Rebecca is from Dalmeny, Saskatchewan.
Dawson Community College maintained a tie for first place in the MonDak Conference with a doubleheader win over the Lake Region State College Royals softball team.
The Lake Region State College Royals softball team split their games with Dakota College at Bottineau in games played Wednesday in Devils Lake. The Royals erupted for nine runs on ten hits in the first inning of the opener spearheaded by Samone Motley’s grand slam home run. After that the Royals bats went stale scoring only single runs in the fifth and sixth inning in route to an 11-8 win. Madison Eriksson and Courtney Fines each four hits while Aliana McKinnon pitched a complete game striking out six.
After walking away with its first wins of the season on the road Tuesday in Bottineau, home wasn’t as sweet for the Lake Region State College baseball team.
Defending Regional Champion and current Conference leader Williston State College used strong pitching and an explosive hitting attack to down Lake Region at Williston on Saturday by the scores of 9-2 and 24-1. Williston pitchers struck out 16 batters while their hitters had 26 hits including three home runs off Royals’ pitchers Morgan Titus and Alaina McKinnon.