Double plays, clutch hits
key as Mack and Stars
conquer Shakamak 5-2
By Justin Sokeland
Mason Mack, with a little relief help and a lot of glove work behind him, worked his left-handed magic on Shakamak as Bedford North Lawrence dunked the Lakers 5-2 on Thursday night.
Mack allowed only one hit, a two-run home run by Shakamak star Braden Scott, and Drew Hensley worked two scoreless innings of relief, allowing only one hit as the Stars (15-9) conquered one of the perennial Class A powers in Southern Indiana.
Shakamak (13-11) might not be as strong as the teams that went to three Class A state championship games in the last four years and won the title in 2014. The Lakers have had offensive issues this season, and Mack added to their frustration with his twirling breaking ball and three BNL double plays to erase threats.