Larks take two from Storm

Softball moved to 9-4 yesterday as they recorded two wins over the Storm of Southeast Community College, Beatrice, Neb. The Larks dominated game one, winning 7-1. They had to come from behind to win game two, 9-6.

Game one saw Ashley Yasin dominate from the mound. Yasin’s 14 strikeouts kept the Storm off the base paths and allowed for Hesston College cruse to victory.

Game two was not quite as comfortable. The Larks were down 6-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning. Home runs from Sierrah Long and Sam Amarante sparked the rally. Long’s two-run shot gave the Larks a lead they would not relinquish. Yasin again had a major impact in game two, coming off the bench in relief. She picked up four more strikeouts, giving her 18 on the day. She picked up the win in both games.

“Ashley had a night to remember, for sure,” said Head Coach Andy Sharp. “It was good to come from behind and get a win. I thought we were close to scoring early in game two. Our lineup did an excellent job of staying focused on getting quality at bats instead of trying to get everything back in one swing. We put pressure on their defense and were able to get the win.”

The Larks will be back in action on Wednesday, February 28. They will be at home for a doubleheader to take on Bethany College JV at 4 p.m. On Sunday, March 4, Kansas State University’s club team will come for two games, starting at noon. Then the Larks will travel to start off their Regional competition against Cowley College before taking on Garden City Community College on Saturday, March 10.