Lely sports has plenty of action

Baseball, softball and girls lacrosse

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Although outnumbered, Lely’s Lexie Lundquist steals the ball from a Naples player in the Lady Trojans loss to Naples on Tuesday at Lely.

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Roger LaLonde/Staff (5) Although outnumbered, Lely’s Lexie Lundquist steals the ball from a Naples player in the Lady Trojans loss to Naples on Tuesday at Lely.

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Lely pitcher Rebecca Gates delivers a pitch while infielders, from left, Vanessa Palacios, third base, Navia Penrod, shortstop, and Kristin Rotkvich, first base, are ready for action.

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Roger LaLonde/Staff Lely pitcher Rebecca Gates delivers a pitch while infielders, from left, Vanessa Palacios, third base, Navia Penrod, shortstop, and Kristin Rotkvich, first base, are ready for action.

Above: Lely pitcher Tyler Wiltsie delivers a pitch in the Trojans win over Golden Gate on Tuesday.

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Above: Lely pitcher Tyler Wiltsie delivers a pitch in the Trojans win over Golden Gate on Tuesday.

Lely lacrosse players recognized on Senior Night at halftime of their game against Naples, from left, Karen Hernandez, Virginia Rego, Chelsea Magee and Clara Bissell.

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Lely lacrosse players recognized on Senior Night at halftime of their game against Naples, from left, Karen Hernandez, Virginia Rego, Chelsea Magee and Clara Bissell.

Left: The Golden Gate runner looks safe at home, but she is not. The bases were loaded so when Lely catcher Aracelli Palacios caught the ball on home plate the runner was out without being tagged.

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Left: The Golden Gate runner looks safe at home, but she is not. The bases were loaded so when Lely catcher Aracelli Palacios caught the ball on home plate the runner was out without being tagged.

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Lely’s David Oliger tears down the first base path on his way to a leadoff double in the Trojans win over Golden Gate on Tuesday. Oliger ripped two doubles in the first inning alone when Lely scored nine runs.

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Roger LaLonde/Staff Lely’s David Oliger tears down the first base path on his way to a leadoff double in the Trojans win over Golden Gate on Tuesday. Oliger ripped two doubles in the first inning alone when Lely scored nine runs.

The Lely lacrosse team, front row from left, Sarah Hine, Ninfa Antonez, Jordin Giles, Sogeily Gaddua, Serinna Crowley, Karen Hernandez, Virginia Rego, Chelsea Magee and Megan Hine. Back row, Bri Trevino, Lexie Lundquist, Morgan Burke, Emily Lang, Miriam Romero, Holly Heidenreich, Anna Bissell, Clara Bissell, Brad Bissell.

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The Lely lacrosse team, front row from left, Sarah Hine, Ninfa Antonez, Jordin Giles, Sogeily Gaddua, Serinna Crowley, Karen Hernandez, Virginia Rego, Chelsea Magee and Megan Hine. Back row, Bri Trevino, Lexie Lundquist, Morgan Burke, Emily Lang, Miriam Romero, Holly Heidenreich, Anna Bissell, Clara Bissell, Brad Bissell.

There was plenty of action at Lely High on Tuesday when baseball, softball and girls lacrosse teams competed.

The baseball team continued its successful season run, downing Golden Gate, 18-4. The team is currently in first place in the district with one more district game, against Estero, played on Thursday night.

“Our pitching staff, consisting of Jesus Palacios, David Oliger, Corey Tucker, Tyler Wiltsie and Joey Heft have done a great job,” Duesler said.

“I would say our offense has been our strong point. We have been putting the ball in play a lot better this year and the runs we have been scoring is proof.”

Against an undermanned Golden Gate team, Lely scored nine runs in the first inning, knocking out 10 hits. The team batted around with David Oliger slamming two doubles, Sean Lampos, a triple and double and Palacios a tripe and double, all in the first inning.

“I am very pleased about the way we have come together as a team. We are playing as one cohesive unit and our record shows that,” Duesler said.

The girls softball team suffered a tough loss in nine innings, 7-5.

Coach Jess Duesler said the team had one bad inning and Golden Gate made some key defensive plays.

Team leaders are Navia Penrod and Susana Martinez. They lead by example, but Duesler said the team still needs a more vocal leader.

“We are a young team in transition,” Duesler said. “We are now settling into a starting lineup, We are progressing, but we need to learn to close out a game, not be scared to lose.”

The girls lacrosse team ran into a veteran team in Naples, losing 16-8, bringing its season mark to 6-4.

“I am very proud of all the Lely players, and their never-say-die attitude,” coach Brad Bissell said.

Four seniors, Clara Bissell, Chelsea Magee, Virginia Rego and Karen Hernandez were recognized at halftime.

Clara, Bissell’s daughter, has been a team leader all four years. Like her dad, she has taken up coaching younger players and has found her high school experience has helped.

Magee has been a scrappy player for three years. She is one of the team’s better face-off players.

“It has been a wonderful experience and I am very appreciative,” Magee said. “I’ve made some good friends and will have great memories.”

At halftime it was noted that Magee has attended Lely and Edison State College for the last two years, earning 45 college credit hours.

Rego also has played all four years, since the school started lacrosse.

“It has been quite an experience, learning a whole new sport,” Rego said. “I am really proud of the team and that I can say that I was part of the school’s first team.”

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