2016 Lakeview Softball Preview

Lakeview will play host to Brookfield next Monday (March 28).

Lakeview Bulldogs high school softball.

2016 Lakeview Bulldogs’ Softball Preview
Head Coach: Vickie Lawrence
2015 Record: 11-6 (8-2), T-2nd in AAC White

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Key Losses: Hannah Rogers, who not only was the team’s captain a year ago but also was one the school’s valedictorians, was a departure which will be tough to fill.

Key Returnees: Senior centerfielder Madison Buch, team captain, led the team in outfield assists last Spring. The junior class features Sam Marino (C), Kylee Mann (3B) and Alex Romano (2B). Marino finished second last year in batting average (.586) and third in runs scored (26). Mann had the third highest batting average (.516) on the team as she led Lakeview in doubles (12), triples (3), homers (3), runs scored (33) and RBIs (24). Both Marino and Mann were named to the First-Team All-AAC White Tier team. A second-team selection – Romano – paced the Bulldogs with a 92.1% fielding percentage. In 2015, Avrey Steiner (SS/P) and Tori Wells (1B) were contributing at a high level as just freshmen. Steiner led the team in batting with a .606 average (40-66) as well as base hits (40) and stolen bases (20). She also pitched her way to a 9-5 mark. Steiner was named the First-Team All-League and has since verbally committed to play for the University of Illinois in college. Wells, also a first-team selection, hit .491 last year. Freshmen Cait Kelm (SS/P) and Beady Titus (LF) are newcomers on the varsity level.

Outlook: Despite the fact that the Lady Bulldogs return seven starters, they’ll still be a young team with only one senior on the roster. With that said, the way Lakeview hits the ball and defends – those should be aspects which will not be a hindrance to the team’s success in 2016.

Post-Season History
State Championships: None
State Finalist: None
Regional Championships: None

Last Five Years in the Post Season
State Championships: None
Regional Championships: None
District Championships: None
Sectional Championships: 2 (2012, 2014)
Playoff Record: 4-5

Mar. 28 – Brookfield, 5
Mar. 29 – Lakeside, 5
Mar. 31 – at Lakeside, 5
Apr. 1 – Warren Harding, 5
Apr. 2 – at West Branch, 11
Apr. 4 – at Hubbard, 5
Apr. 5 – Hubbard, 5
Apr. 7 – Fitch, 5
Apr. 11 – Edgewood, 5
Apr. 12 – at Edgewood, 5
Apr. 14 – at Boardman, 5
Apr. 20 – at Canfield, 5
Apr. 21 – at Liberty, 5
Apr. 22 – vs. Brecksville-Broadview Heights at Firestone Stadium, 8
Apr. 23 – vs. Willoughby South at Firestone Stadium, 2
Apr. 23 – vs. Mentor at Firestone Stadium, 4:30
Apr. 25 – Struthers, 5
Apr. 26 – at Struthers, 5
Apr. 27 – Howland, 5
Apr. 28 – at Poland, 5
Apr. 30 – at Champion, 11
May 2 – at Champion, 5
May 3 – Niles, 5
May 5 – Girard, 5

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