CSS Silents MLC Bats in Sunday Double Header
NEW ULM, Minn. - The MLC softball team's bats were quieted by St. Scholastica Sunday in a pair of losses by the scores of 8-0 and 5-0.
The Knights fell behind early and were unable to come back in an 8-0 game one loss.
The Knights put a runner at third with one out inning after an Amanda Fogle triple, but came away empty handed. The Saints would take advantage, scoring five times in the second and three more in the third to build the eight-run lead they would hold until the game was over after five innings.
MLC was outhit 10-3 in the game, as starting pitcher Laura Miller allowed all eight runs (all earned) in five innings of work to fall to 8-7 on the season.
Fogle, Emily Waldek and MacCartney Mendolla accounted for MLC's three hits.
In game two, MLC was held to one hit in a 5-0 loss.
Starting pitcher Kathryn Marquardt held CSS to five runs (four earned) on 12 hits in seven innings, but took the loss as she dropped to 7-6 on the year.
Marquardt held the Saints off the board for the first two innings before allowing a pair of runs in the third, one run in the fourth, and then two final insurance runs in the seventh.
Waldek had the lone hit for MLC in the form of a double to lead off the fourth inning.
With the loss, MLC dropped to 17-13 overall and 11-8 in the UMAC, while St. Scholastica improved to 22-11 on the season and 15-3 in UMAC play.
The Knights will return to action tomorrow (Monday, April 29) when they play at Bethany Lutheran. The games were originally scheduled to be played in New Ulm, but was moved in recent days to Mankato.