HEBRON – The 21-0 Lakewood Lady Lancers open tournament play at home against Columbus East at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12. The Lancers are seeded #1 in Division II, Region 7. Columbus East is seeded #19, but opened with a 34-22 victory in five innings over #20 seed Columbus Beechcroft.
The Lancers are also ranked #1 in Division II in the state high school softball coaches poll. The team received seven of the nine first place votes cast. Fairfield Union is ranked #8 in Division II.
This year’s Lancers continue the program’s excellence. Assistant coach Craig Sheridan attributes the team’s success to “their work ethic and practice.”
The Lady Lancers were Division II state runners-up last season. In a Licking County state final, Granville avenged two regular season losses to the Lancers with a very close 2-1 victory.