The Camdenton Lakers, after a busy weekend, will finally get some much needed rest this week.
In their Thursday night matchup against the Rolla Bulldogs, the Lakers fell short in a 9-12 loss. Camdenton led 5-0 after the first inning, but Rolla answered in the bottom of the second with five runs of their own. Rolla held Camdenton to just four runs over the course of the next five innings, scoring seven of their own, with four of them coming in the bottom of the sixth.
Senior Dylan Hymes pitched the loss, throwing three strikeouts. Jake Voorhees led the Lakers with two RBI's, with Cory Simpson, John McRoberts, Jordan Webster, Hymes and Kyle Rizer also finishing with an RBI each.
The Lakers looked to rebound in their next match on Friday afternoon, their first game in the Camdenton-Lebanon Tournament.
The Lakers trailed Harrisonville 5-2 after the first two innings, but the Camdenton boys rallied in the third, scoring five runs for a 7-5 lead. Camdenton held their opponent to six runs in the next three innings, but also scored six of their own for a 13-11 win.
Jake Decker would pitch the win, with Webster, Simpson, and Lange also seeing time at the mound. Jake Voorhees led the team with a whopping five RBI's, thanks to two doubles, while Oliver Thompson and Brian Hoffman turned in two apiece. Hymes, Webster and Rizer finished with one each.
The team would return to the field later that day to face Rock Bridge in their second match of the tournament. Camdenton would struggle to score, failing to get on the scoreboard until the top of the sixth as they trailed 8-0, scoring two runs for an 802 deficit. Rock Bridge would answer with three runs of their own, and in the top of the seventh, the Lakers trailed 11-2.
The team managed to score three runs, but could not overcome the large deficit, falling 11-5.
The Lakers' slide continued the next day against the Jefferson City Jays, who pitched a 9-0 shutout against the Lakers.
Camdenton's next game is on April 25 at Kickapoo. The Lakers are currently 6-7 this season, and have five games left on the schedule.