Softball Loses Two in Duluth
DULUTH, Minn. - The MLC softball team dropped two games at the UMAC crossover weekend at St. Scholastica, losing game one 13-4 to St. Scholastica and game two 10-2 to Northland.
The Saints jumped out to an 11-0 lead after three innings on the way to taking down the Knights 13-4 in five innings.
Sarah Free (Plover, Wis./LPS) was not able to hold down the Saints on the mound, allowing 11 runs (nine earned) on 15 hits in three innings of work to drop to 6-6.
Karla Opperman (North Branch, Mich./North Branch HS) put the Knights on the board with a home run in the fourth inning, while Jessica Henning (Redwood Falls, Minn./Redwood Valley) hit a two-run double in the fifth to finish the scoring for MLC.
Northland busted open a two-run game with six runs in the sixth inning to beat the Knights 10-2 in six.
Heather Korb (Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran HS) dropped to 5-7 on the season with the loss, allowing ten runs (six earned) on 13 hits. The MLC defense did not help Korb in the game, committing four errors.
At the plate, Opperman had two of MLC's four hits, including a solo home run in the fourth inning. She also had an RBI double in the second inning that scored Henning.
With the two losses, MLC dropped to 14-18 overall and 6-11 in conference play. The Knights will return to action Saturday (May 1) in Duluth against Northwestern at noon. They will also take on Crown at 2 p.m.