WLC Falls Twice To Visiting Spartans

WLC Falls Twice To Visiting Spartans

MILWAUKEE (WLCSports.com) – Despite four hits and two RBI over two games from Abby Mahsem (South Milwaukee, Wis.), the Wisconsin Lutheran College softball team dropped two contests to the visiting Aurora Spartans Monday afternoon at Neumann Family Field. The Warriors dropped a close 2-0 decision in the opener and then fell 6-3 in the second game of the day. 

  • Final Scores: Aurora 2, Wisconsin Lutheran 0; Aurora 6, Wisconsin Lutheran 3
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (17-15, 7-11 NACC), Aurora (21-13, 13-5 NACC)
  • Location: Neumann Family Field, Milwaukee, Wis.

  • The Warriors threatened in the second inning when Karah Ritacco (Chicago, Ill.) opened with a single, then moved to second on a sacrifice bunt from Melissa Ericson (Lisle, Ill.). WLC was unable to plate Ritacco and the game remained scoreless.
  • Gracie Wilson (Deerfield, Wis.) singled in the fifth inning and followed with a stolen base, but the Warriors couldn't capitalize and the contest remained tied through five innings.
  • Aurora began the sixth inning with two straight singles, then used a fielder's choice to score a run, followed by a walk and another single to take a 2-0 lead.
  • Mahsem doubled to open the bottom of the sixth, but the Warriors were unable to plate her and still trailed 2-0.
  • Jules Morini (Chicago, Ill.) reached on an error in the seventh inning, but Wisconsin Lutheran was unable to mount a comeback, falling 2-0 in game one.
  • Mahsem and Wilson each collected two hits in the opener.
  • Mahsem suffered the loss in game one, allowing two earned runs over 7.0 innings.

  • After a leadoff walk from Wilson, Mahsem launched a towering home run to left field, giving the Warriors an early 2-0 advantage.
  • The Spartans responded in the third with a bases-loaded single to cut WLC's lead to one run, and then used a bases-loaded fielder's choice in the fourth to tie the contest at 2-2.
  • Aurora took a 3-2 lead in the fifth inning after an RBI single from Brianna Lewis, then Elaine Walker launched a three-run home run to extend the visitor's lead to 6-2.
  • Mahsem led off the sixth with a single through the left side, then Ritacco drove her in with a pinch-hit single to left to cut AU's lead to three.
  • The Warriors were unable to put any runners on base in the seventh, falling 6-3 in game two.
  • Mahsem led WLC with a 2-for-3 performance with two RBI.
  • Mahsem suffered the loss in game two, allowing one earned run over 4.2 innings in relief.

  • Elaine Walker led AU with two hits in the opener, while Josie Lytton and Ashley Pittman drove in a run each.
  • Stephanie Renner earned the win in game one, allowing five hits over 7.0 scoreless innings.
  • Walker led AU with two hits in game two and drove in three runs.
  • Hannah Tomasko earned the win in game two, allowing three earned runs over 7.0 innings.

  • The Warriors continue their eight-game homestand tomorrow when they host Lakeland. The Muskies (14-17, 7-8 NACC) played at MSOE on Monday. First pitch is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. at Neumann Family Field.