Lakin Brant takes a swing at the sectional finals on Thursday. The Lady Lancers won 2-0 over Leipsic. (DHI Media/Joe Dray)
Lakin Brant takes a swing at the sectional finals on Thursday. The Lady Lancers won 2-0 over Leipsic. (DHI Media/Joe Dray)

MIDDLE POINT —The Lincolnview Lady Lancers are sectional champions after they defeated the Leipsic Vikings 2-0 in ladies’ softball action Thursday. Lancer hurler Amy Beair was fantastic on the mound and pitched a three hit, complete game shutout to give her team the win at home.

Two runs in the bottom of the second was all it took for the Lancers to seal the victory. Annie Mendenhall brought Morgan and Marissa Miller around to score on a line drive to center field to give Licolnview a 2-0 lead.

Lancer head coach Brad Doidge was happy about the shutout win. “Amy Beair had a great pitching performance today. She hit her spots and made it easy for the defense.”

Doidge is happy the turnaround late in the season. “We have the ability and districts is always an opportunity. We have reached our goal of winning sectionals, but we are not done yet.”

Lincolnview moves on to the district semifinals on Tuesday when they face the number one seeded Columbus Grove Bulldogs at Elida.

Leipsic (0)

Kierra Meyer ss 3-0-0-0, Summer Steingrass p 3-0-0-0, Heather Lammers c 3-0-1-0, Jala Hazelton 3b 3-0-1-0, Courtney Amrine cf 3-0-0-0, Stevie Brooks lf 3-0-1-0, Bailee Sickmiller 1b 2-0-0-0, Kacey Dulle 2b 2-0-0-0, Kelly Schecklhoff rf 2-0-0-0, Total 24-0-3-0

Lincolnview (2)

Lakin Brant ss 3-0-0-0, Lana Carey rf 3-0-1-0, Alena Looser c 3-0-0-0, Destiny Coil 1b 3-0-1-0, Morgan Miller 3b 2-1-0-0, Marissa Miller dp 2-1-1-0, Carly Wendel lf 2-0-0-0, Sidney Jenkins cf 2-0-1-0, Annie Mendenhall 2b 2-0-1-2, Amy Beair p 0-0-0-0, Total 22-2-5-2

3B: Coil

Score by Innings – R H E

Leipsic 000 000 0 – 0 3 1

Lincolnview 020 000 x – 2 5 2

IP H R ER BB SO

Leipsic

Summer Steingass (L) 6 5 2 2 0 2

Lincolnview

Amy Beair (W) 7 3 0 0 1 5

Pitches-Strikes: Beair 83-58, Steingass 68-52