CAPE CORAL, Fla. – The Wisconsin Lutheran College softball team wrapped up its final day of competition at the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic Friday, falling to Bethany Lutheran (Minn.) 10-5 and Suffolk (Mass.) 8-1 at the Cape Coral Sports Complex.
- Final Scores: Bethany Lutheran 10, Wisconsin Lutheran 5; Suffolk 8, Wisconsin Lutheran 1
- Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (3-6), Bethany Lutheran (3-4), Suffolk (4-4)
- Location: Cape Coral Sports Complex, Cape Coral, Fla.
GAME 1 HIGHLIGHTS
- The Warriors found themselves in an 8-0 hole after two and a half innings as the Vikings scored seven times in the third on seven hits. Just one of the seven hits was an extra base hit.
- WLC got on the scoreboard in the fourth when Emily Held (Burlington, Wis./Shoreland Lutheran) scored after Niki Cottini (Plainfield, Ill./North) reached safely on a throwing error.
- Following an unearned run from the Vikings in the fifth, Alissa Puder (Sturtevant, Wis./Shoreland Lutheran) plated a pair with her two-run single in the bottom of the inning.
- BLC added its final run in the seventh on a groundout to second. Brittany Koss (Lake in the Hills, Ill./Huntley) and Kaitlyn Robison (Andalusia, Ill./Rockridge) both scored in the seventh off an erred throw and sacrifice fly for the Warriors' final two runs of the game.
GAME 2 HIGHLIGHTS
- Suffolk stormed out to a 4-0 lead after the first inning thanks to seven hits, including four run-scoring hits.
- The Rams extended their lead to 8-0 over the Warriors after five and a half innings with single run in the fourth and sixth and two in the fifth.
- Wisconsin Lutheran's lone run came in the sixth when Koss' double drive home Cottini.
- Koss finished 4-for-4 with a run scored to lead the Warriors at the dish. Puder added three RBI. Sadie Schmidt (Kenosha, Wis./Tremper) was dealt the loss after giving up seven runs in 2.1 innings.
- Five Vikings' hitters had two hits each in game one. Desiree Becker earned the win in the circle after tossing all 7.0 innings, allowing five runs (two earned) and striking out four.
- The Vikings out-hit the Warriors 13-10.
- In game two, Koss, Cottini, and Sydney Osborn (Pardeeville, Wis./Pardeeville) each recorded a hit for the Warriors. Schmidt suffered the loss after giving up six earned runs over 7.0 innings.
- Rams' hurler Sarah Chasse allowed just three hits and struckout six in 7.0 innings of work.
- Four players in the Suffolk lineup had two hits each, while Devlin Frost and Madison Eucalitto drove in two runs each.
- The Warriors return to Milwaukee with a 3-6 record and will next play a non-conference doubleheader at Mount Mary (2-10) on March 26. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.