The Lake Region Rangers softball team was clearly in the giving mood Tuesday, as ten errors in the field combined with a handful of mental mistakes led to a 10-9 extra-inning loss to Enosburg.
While the defense did everything they could to give the contest away, the offense kept coming back, tying or taking the lead on three different occasions after falling behind.
Ranger starter Michelle Thibeault also did her part, striking out a career high 7 batters, but in the end could not overcome a porous Ranger defense that made a least one error in every inning of play.
Ranger coach Matt Tinker was guarded with his comments after the game. â€śGraded school mistakes at Varsity level ball is not a good mix. You try to find the positives, but frankly todayâ€™s effort was embarrassing. We wonâ€™t lack for things to talk about at practice.â€ť
The Rangers close their regular season Thursday at home against Richford, whom they battled to a 9-8 decision in April.
On the boys field, Enosburgâ€™s Colton Boylan struck out five allowing seven hits in a complete game effort as the Hornets rapped the Rangers 9-2. Lake Region was led at the plate by freshman Matt Messier with two hits while senior Evan Royer slapped out a pair of basehits as well. The Rangers close out the year with a 4:30 start against the visiting Richford Falcons.