Knights Win Two in Triple Header
NEW ULM, Minn. - After a last minute audible to change the MLC softball team's double header against North Central Tuesday into a triple header, the Knights took two of three from the Rams, winning games one and three by the scores of 10-2 and 9-1 respectively, while losing game two 4-1.
North Central scored two runs in the first inning, but were held down the rest of the way in a 10-2 MLC win in game one in five innings.
The Knights scored two runs to tie the game in the bottom of the first, and then added four runs in both the second and fourth innings to get the necessary eight run lead to win the game.
Heather Korb (Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran HS) improved to 5-6 on the season with the win on the mound, allowing two runs (one earned) on eight hits in five innings, while also striking out three.
Sarah Free (Plover, Wis./LPS), Brittany Jensen (Hortonville, Wis./FVL) and Karla Opperman (North Branch, Mich./North Branch HS) each had two hits for the Knights, with one of Jensen's being her sixth home run of the season.
MLC once again allowed two runs in the top of the first inning, and this time was unable to come back in a 4-1 loss to the Rams in game two.
Laura Miller (Kent, Wash./Evergreen) got the start and dropped to 3-5 on the season after allowing four runs (two earned) on ten hits in six innings of work.
MLC was outhit 10-5 for the game, and the lone MLC run was driven in by Amber Krause (Mequon, Wis./LPS) in the sixth inning.
MLC scored seven runs in the first two innings to take a quick lead, and finished things off with one run in the bottom of the sixth inning to win game three 9-1.
MLC finished the game with ten hits, while Free held the Rams' hitters to only three hits for the game on the mound. In six innings of work, Free allowed only one run and struck out two.
At the plate, April Cook (Menomonee Falls, Wis./KMLHS) and Jessica Henning (Redwood Falls, Minn./Redwood Valley HS) led a group of four MLC players with two hits, while they also drove in four and three runs, respectively.
After the three games, MLC's record moved to 14-16 on the season.
The Knights will return to action on Friday, April 30, when they travel to Duluth to play a weekend of crossover games at St. Scholastica. The first game will start at 2 p.m. against CSS.