Malemute softball and baseball teams get wins

Submitted 2 years 2 months ago by jcook.

FAIRBANKS-The Lathrop Malemutes continue to win games on the both diamonds. The Lathrop softball team defeated West Valley 5-1 to sweep their Railbelt conference foes this season.

Lathrop made cashed in on opportunities as all 5 of their runs were unearned. Kacey Duffield led the Malemutes with five strikeouts, two hits and three walks. Her counterpart, Zahn Thompson threw six strikeouts, walked seven batters and also allowed just two hits. But two wild pitches led to Lathrop runs.

For the baseball team Lathrop held on for 3-1 over North Pole in a MAC conference game.

Cam Walker went 3-3 and had an RBI to lead the Malemutes who are 11-1 overall and 10-0 in the MAC. Walker has the hot hands and the big bat going 12-14 at the player in his last four games including tonight's hitting performance.

Lathrop will face rival West Valley for the no.1 seed in the MAC on Friday night at Arco Field. It will be West Valley's senior night.