MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin Lutheran College softball team swept its conference-opening doubleheader with the Edgewood Eagles Sunday afternoon at Neumann Family Field, erasing three and two-run deficits for a 6-5 win in game one and a 5-2 victory in game two.
- Final Scores: Wisconsin Lutheran 6, Edgewood 5; Wisconsin Lutheran 5, Edgewood 2
- Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (10-4, 2-0 NACC), Edgewood (6-10, 0-2 NACC)
- Location: Neumann Family Field, Milwaukee, Wis. | Attendance: 117
GAME 1 HIGHLIGHTS
- The Warriors took a 1-0 lead on an unearned run in the bottom of the first. Edgewood would then score four runs over the next three innings.
- Rebecca Yniguez (Wildomar, Calif./California Lutheran) RBI double scored Jackie Beier (Romeoville, Ill./Plainfield East) in the fifth, but the Eagles scored another run in the top of the sixth.
- Trailing 5-2, the Warriors scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth. Alissa Puder (Sturtevant, Wis./Shoreland Lutheran) had an RBI double and Brea Johnson (Cumberland, Wis./Cumberland) tripled to center for two RBI to tie the contest.
- Libby Schellpfeffer (Mayville, Wis./Mayville) scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch and shut the door in the final inning in the circle to give WLC a 6-5 victory.
- Puder and Sam Humphreys (Jackson, Ohio/Jackson) had two hits apiece and Johnson collected two RBI.
- Schellpfeffer earned her third win of the season, allowing one hit in 1.1 innings of relief.
GAME 2 HIGHLIGHTS
- Edgewood plated runs in the first and fourth innings to take a 2-0 lead. The Warriors took control of the contest in the fifth, highlighted by Abby Mahsem's (South Milwaukee, Wis./South Milwaukee) two-run blast to center. Schellpfeffer's fielder's choice plated Johnson to give WLC a 3-2 lead.
- Wisconsin Lutheran added two insurance runs in the sixth to win game two by a score of 5-2.
- Johnson went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI. Mahsem had two RBI and two runs scored.
- The Warriors had five steals in the contest, highlighted by Abby Akright's (Dunlap, Ill./Dunlap) steal of home plate in the sixth inning.
- Mahsem had a solid day in the circle, allowing five hits, no earned runs and striking out six in 7.0 innings to earn her third win.
FOR THE FOES
- Six players collected a hit each for Edgewood in game one. Sydney Cramer had three RBI, walked, and scored a run.
- Rachel DeJongh took the loss for the Eagles allowing nine hits and six runs in 5.2 innings.
- Jordan Anderson went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in game two.
- Shannon Whitmus was dealt the loss in the nightcap, allowing seven hits and five runs in 5.1 innings of work.
- The Warriors' rescheduled home doubleheader with Rockford for Monday has been postponed due to cold temperatures. WLC's next games are scheduled for Thursday at UW-Stevens Point.