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LCC softballers to play in World Series

Catcher Paige Antcliff

LCC catcher Paige Antcliff smiles at her teammates during a break in the action during a game at Ranney Park in Lansing.  Photo by Jake Leslie

Jayden Hewitt

By Jayden Hewitt
Sports Editor

The LCC softball team has reached the NJCAA Division II World Series after a dominant showing in the NJCAA Great Lakes District Championship in Stevensville.

The Lady Stars blasted their way to three wins in three days, 22-0 over Henry Ford on May 11, 7-4 against KVCC on May 12, and 21-3 vs. Oakland Community College.

LCC Head Coach Marc Kibby spoke about his team’s performance throughout the year and the last three games.

“It feels good,” Kibby said. “This team has grown and responded to everything the coaching staff has given them. (They) believed in themselves and what we coach.”

Pitcher Morgen Ahlfeld tallied a win in the first game for LCC. She went five innings, allowing no runs and just two hits with 10 strikeouts. Ahlfeld also pitched the second game and gained a win in seven innings of work, allowing two earned runs and striking out five.

In the third game Ahlfeld went seven innings, allowing three runs on four hits while striking out six. The final win was Ahlfeld’s 21st of the year.

LCC slugged seven home runs in the three games. Utility player Ella Kloeckner, infielder Madison Travis, catcher Paige Antcliff, infielder Halle Richardson and outfielder Raygan Williams all had one home run each. Outfielder Peyton Lehman had two home runs. Lehman had 9 RBIs in the three games.

Kibby spoke about his team’s recent offensive tear.

“I was a little worried a couple of weeks ago, thinking that we were peaking too early,” Kibby said. “But that was just the start of peaking, and now they’re on a roll.”

Kibby also spoke about playing three games, back to back to back.

“That's what we do on our spring trip, to kind of show them what it’s like to play tough games back to back,” the coach said.

The Lady Stars’ next game dates will be solidified on Friday, May 13. The dates and opponents are to be announced by the NJCAA, and the games will be played in Spartanburg, S.C. To check for the latest schedule information, click here.



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