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  • Lady Lakers sweep Eldon in softball doubleheader

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  • In a Monday night doubleheader, the Camdenton Lady Lakers hosted the Eldon Lady Mustangs for some summer softball. Battling the heat, the two teams appeared rather sluggish at first, with the first game ending after a drawn-out affair with a final score of 3-2 in Camdenton's favor.
    Whatever the coaches told their teams after the first match had quite an effect on the two squads.
    The Lady Mustangs were unable to produce any results in the top of the first inning, but the Lady Lakers quickly capitalized in the bottom of the first, taking a four-run lead.
    Not to be outdone, the Lady Mustangs returned the favor, tying the game up at four before Camdenton ended their streak.
    The Lady Lakers answered with a hit parade of their own, led off by a hit to centerfield to send in two runs. The team would bat in a total of seven runs in the inning for a 11-4 lead.
    Once again, Eldon would come back firing on all cylinders, pulling within one run as they trailed 11-10.
    A hit from Camdenton's Hope Johns would bat in two runs in the bottom of the third, along with two more with hits from Madison Selby and Abbi White.
    Trailing 15-10, Eldon dug deep, trying to find a way to answer, but the Lady Lakers's defense would stand firm.
    Tacking on three more runs in the bottom of the fourth, the Lady Lakers forced the game to an early end with a hit from Lyndsey Reeves and a final score of 18-10.
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