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Softball Swept at Morris

last modified 2010-04-14 08:22 PM

MORRIS, Minn. - The MLC softball team lost a pair of games in double header at UM-Morris Wednesday, losing game one 9-3 and game two 6-4.

Softball Swept at Morris

Brittany Jensen hit a home run in MLC's double header at UM-Morris

[GAME 1]

Two big innings by the Cougars doomed the Knights in game one, as UMM scored three in the first and four more in the fourth to take a commanding lead they would hold for a 9-3 win.

Sarah Free (Plover, Wis./LPS) got the start and the loss for MLC on the mound, pitching all six innings and allowing six earned runs on 13 hits.

UMM outhit MLC 13-9 for the game, but also took advantage of six MLC errors in the game.

Brittany Jensen (Hortonville, Wis./FVL) hit a home run for MLC in the loss, while Karla Opperman (North Branch, Mich./North Branch HS) had two hits and two RBI.

[GAME 2]

MLC cut a 5-1 deficit to one run with a three-run fifth inning in game two, but it was unable to come all the way back in a 6-4 loss to UMM in game two.

The Knights scored those three runs on a passed ball, and then by RBI hits by Amber Krause (Watertown, Wis./LPS) and Jessica Henning (Redwood Falls, Minn./Redwood Valley HS).

Laura Miller (Kent, Wash./Evergreen) got the start and took the loss for MLC, allowing ten hits and six runs in six innings

The Cougars outhit the Knights 10-9 in game two, with April Cook (Menomonee Falls, Wis./KMLHS) and Opperman each getting two hits for MLC.

With the two losses, MLC dropped to 7-10 overall and 1-4 in the UMAC. The Knights will return to the field on Friday, April 16, when they host Northland for a double header starting at 3 p.m.

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