Softball Suffers First NACC Sweep

Softball Suffers First NACC Sweep

MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin Lutheran College softball team was swept for the first time in NACC play this season, falling to Benedictine 8-0 in six innings in game one and 8-0 in five innings in game two Saturday afternoon at Neumann Family Field.

 THE BASICS

  • Final Scores: Benedictine 8, Wisconsin Lutheran 0 (6 Inn.); Benedictine 8, Wisconsin Lutheran 0 (5 Inn.)
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (14-10, 5-5 NACC), Benedictine (19-9, 7-3 NACC)
  • Location: Neumann Family Field, Milwaukee, Wis. | Attendance: 79

 GAME 1 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Eagles shortstop Shannon Fritsche hit a leadoff home run to left field in a two-run first inning for BenU. Benedictine scored five runs in the fifth on its way to an 8-0 game one victory in six innings.
  • Sydney Horton (Crestwood, Ill./Alan B. Shepard) collected two of WLC's five hits in the opener.
  • Abby Mahsem (South Milwaukee Wis./South Milwaukee) took the loss for the Warriors, tossing 5.2 innings allowing 14 hits and six earned runs.
 GAME 2 HIGHLIGHTS
  • Holly Haberkorn hit a two-out grand slam to left field in the first inning and the Eagles scored three runs in the second to take a commanding 7-0 lead. BenU plated a run in the fifth to blank the Warriors 8-0 in five innings.
  • Horton, Mahsem, Sam Humphreys (Jackson, Ohio/Jackson), and Brea Johnson (Cumberland, Wis./Cumberland) all had a hit in the contest for Wisconsin Lutheran.
  • Cassie Arns (McHenry, Ill./West) was dealt the loss in 5.0 innings pitched as she allowed eight runs on 11 hits.

 FOR THE FOES

  • Melissa Stoch led the way for the Eagles in game one, collecting three hits, a run, and an RBI. Four other BenU batters collected two hits apiece.
  • Haberkorn earned her ninth win of the season, pitching a complete-game, five-hit shutout.
  • Eight Benedictine hitters had a hit in game two led by Haberkorn's two hits, one run, and four RBIs.
  • Melissa Guzior pitched a complete-game, four-hit shutout in the night cap.

UP NEXT

  • The Warriors resume NACC play on Sunday afternoon when they travel to Sheboygan to take on Lakeland (12-12, 4-6 NACC) in a doubleheader with first pitch scheduled for Noon. The Muskies are coming off a sweep of Alverno on Saturday afternoon, winning 5-1 (8 Inn.) and 7-2.