Warriors Complete Comebacks, Win Twice In Florida Debut

Warriors Complete Comebacks, Win Twice In Florida Debut

CLERMONT, Fla. (WLCSports.com) – Behind a five-run bottom of the seventh inning, the Wisconsin Lutheran College softball team completed its second comeback of the day as they picked up two wins on their first day of play at the Spring Games Monday. The Warriors defeated Wooster 4-3 in the opening game of the day and then downed Carnegie Mellon 6-5 in their second game. Gracie Wilson (Deerfield, Wis.) reached base five times and scored three runs while Grace Dornbush (Clinton, Iowa) pitched six innings in relief to earn the win in game two.

  • Final Scores: Wisconsin Lutheran 4, Wooster 3; Wisconsin Lutheran 6, Carnegie Mellon 5
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (4-0), Wooster (0-1), Carnegie Mellon (1-3)
  • Location: DiamondPlex Softball Complex, Clermont, Fla.

  • Wooster struck first in the bottom of the second inning when Heidi Likins hit a solo home run to center field, but the Warriors responded when Abby Mahsem (South Milwaukee, Wis.) singled through the left side, scoring Karah Ritacco (Chicago, Ill.).
  • WC took the lead in the bottom of the fourth inning after three hits, but WLC responded again in the top of the fifth when Megan Belongia (Ashwaubenon, Wis.) got into a rundown that allowed Ellen Davis (Greenfield, Wis.) to score from third.
  • The Fighting Scots retook the lead in the bottom of the fifth after an RBI single, but Wisconsin Lutheran used an RBI double from Maddie Lindemann (Watertown, Wis.), followed by an RBI triple from Ritacco that put the Warriors ahead 4-3.
  • Wooster put two runners on base in the bottom of the seventh, but Mahsem induced two popouts and struck out the final batter to preserve the 4-3 victory.
  • Ritacco and Mahsem led WLC with two hits each, while Wilson scored two runs and walked twice.
  • Mahsem collected the win in the circle, going all seven innings while allowing three earned runs and striking out six batters.

  • After a scoreless first inning for both teams, the Tartans put up three runs in the top of the second inning, collecting four hits in the frame.
  • Ritacco ripped an RBI single in the bottom of the third to score Belongia, but CMU responded with two runs in the top of fifth to increase their lead to 5-1.
  • Facing a four-run deficit, the Warriors stepped to the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning and Mahsem led off with a single, then Lindemann drew a walk to put two runners on base.
  • After one out, Wilson reached first on a fielder's choice to load the bases, then Belongia singled up the middle to score Lindemann, with Aerin Moberg (Wheaton, Ill.) scoring on a throwing error to cut the Carnegie Mellon lead to two runs.
  • Ritacco reached first base on a throwing error, scoring Belongia and Wilson to tie the contest at 5-5 with just one out.
  • Davis stepped up to the dish and ripped a walk-off single over the shortstop's head, giving the Warriors the 6-5 victory.
  • Wilson and Davis collected two hits each while Belongia, Davis, and Ritacco drove in runs.
  • Dornbush earned the win, pitching six innings in relief and allowing just one earned run.

  • Likins launched a solo home run for Wooster, while Grace Randall and Emmalee Cooke collected two hits.
  • Katie Agatucci suffered the loss, allowing three earned runs over 2+ innings.
  • Gwen Delacruz led Carnegie Mellon with a 1-for-3 performance while driving in a run and scoring a run.
  • Amanda Schwartz suffered the loss on the mound, allowing one hit and two runs.

  • The Warriors continue play in the Spring Games tomorrow when they face Sage (1-5) and Olivet (2-4). First pitch is scheduled for 8:45 a.m. CST against Sage.