Both sides played well and made it a competitive game.
However, the Silver Lake High softball team could not string anything together offensively against a tough Bridgewater-Raynham opponent down at UMass Dartmouth on Saturday, May 18.
The Lakers competed against Bridgewater-Raynham in the third annual Rivalry Saturday. For the majority of the game, there was no score but ultimately, the Lakers came out with a 2-0 loss and fell to 12-3 on the season.
On the mound, Bri Belfort excelled for the Lakers. She pitched a complete game and although she took the loss, she carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning before Bridgewater-Raynham was able to get anything going offensively. In a complete game effort, she struck out seven batters and allowed just four hits in total.
Izzy Ruprecht hit well for the Lakers, collecting three hits against Bridgewater-Raynham. All of her hits were singles including one in the top of the first inning that gave the team a scoring opportunity. Hannah Mitchell followed up Ruprecht’s first base hit with another single, moving her over to third base. However, the Lakers were unable to capitalize; Bridgewater-Raynham retired back-to-back hitters to end the inning. This started a dominant stretch of pitching for B-R; the Lakers would not have another runner reach base until the fifth inning.
According to MaxPreps, the loss to B-R snapped a nine game winning streak for the team. This streak included a pair of games where the Lakers scored 20 runs or more: against Hingham on May 15 and against Scituate on May 8. The Lakers beat Hingham 20-10 and Scituate 29-1; the latter win was their highest run-scoring total of the season.
The Lakers next game is this Friday, May 24 against New Bedford at home; the game will start at 3:30 p.m., according to MaxPreps.