MLC Splits Dome Double Header against NWC
WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. - The MLC softball team split a double header against Northwestern Friday, winning game one 6-4 and losing game two 13-1 at the West St. Paul Dome.
MLC broke a scoreless tie with a big sixth inning on the way to a 6-4 win in game one.
Kathryn Marquardt went the distance on the mound for MLC, allowing four runs (two earned) on 12 hits while striking out three to improve to 6-3 on the season. Marquardt held the Eagles scoreless through five, and allowed only one run through six innings before allowing three in the final inning.
The Knights were held to four hits in the first five innings, but exploded for six hits in the sixth, batting around on the way to scoring five times in the inning. MacCartney Mendolla, Maggie Schultz, Emily Waldek and Madeline Scott each had an RBI in the inning for MLC.
Mendolla finished as the top hitter for MLC in the game with three hits, while Scott and Andrea Biedenbender each had two hits. Biedenbender also scored a pair of runs in the game.
The Knights fell behind big early and weren't able to come back in a 13-1 game two loss.
MLC starting pitcher Laura Miller was unable to record an out in the first inning, allowing six runs (four earned) on five hits and one walk, dropping her record to 4-5 on the season.
The Eagles batted around in both the first and second innings, scoring seven times in the first and five more in the second to take a commanding lead.
MLC's lone run came on a Sara Willems single, which scored Emily Waldek in the fourth inning.
The Knights now hold a record of 12-8 overall and 6-3 in conference play after the split, while NWC moved its record to 11-15 on the year and 6-5 in the UMAC.
MLC is scheduled to play next tomorrow (Saturday) against North Central in a double header at the Plymouth Creek Dome. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.