Lakeland seniors fall short in state bid


District 4 Administrator Jeff Wolfe (second from right) hands out State Tournament pins to Lakeland Senior All-Star team coaches Mario Anichini (right) and Jeff Neave. Lakeland players Ty Schoenke, Nick Beyer, Corey Muhlenbeck, Sam Shelton, Sean Flahive and Dalton Sjong look on.

Lakeland Seniors baseball team fell short in its bid to win the state championship Saturday, losing to Madison West 7 to 1. The teams played in Verona.

“We had a successful season, and even though we lost today, we ended on a positive note,” said Coach Jeff Neave

Lakeland hitting:

Three hits – Mike Sorensen, Sam Shelton, Jason Gackowski.

Lakeland pitching:

  • Dalton Sjong – 3 innings, 2 hits, 1 strikeout.
  • Luke Podella – 2 and a third innings, 3 hits, 2 strikeouts.
  • Anthony Anichini – 1 and two thirds innings, 1 hit, 4 strikeouts.

Lakeland committed fiveĀ  errors allowing six unearned runs.

“This team has a great attitude and work ethic,” Neave said. “These guys will definitely make it back to this level and beyond.”


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