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Hutch CC Softball’s Darnell, Lake sweep KJCCC Weekly Honors


By Hutchinson CC Sports Information

HUTCHINSON, Kan. ( – The Hutchinson Community College softball team swept Jayhawk Conference Division I Player and Pitcher of the Week honors on Tuesday.

Sophomore outfielder Jaeleigh Darnell was named KJCCC Player of the Week for Week 4. Freshman Dakota Lake was named the KJCCC Pitcher of the Week.

Darnell hit .545 with three home runs and 11 RBIs in a 3-1 week for the Blue Dragons. Darnell slugged 1.545 and had an on-base percentage of .643 to pace the Blue Dragon offense.

She went 6 for 11 with two doubles and three home runs. Against Colby, Darnell was 4 for 6 with a double, two homers and six RBIs.

Lake struck out 13 batters in six innings of work, picking up a victory in a 3-1 week for the Blue Dragons. Lake pitched the final 2 1-3 innings of Hutchinson’s 16-6 run-rule victory over Colby last Thursday. She struck out four Colby batters in that performance.

For the week, Lake appeared in all four Blue Dragon games. She allowed just three hits, two walks and an unearned run while fanning 13 in 6.0 innings.