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PLYMOUTH, Minn. - The MLC softball team went 1-2 on day two of the North Central tournament held at the Plymouth Creek Dome, beating Maranatha 14-4 before falling 8-7 to North Central and 6-5 to Presentation.
The Knights jumped on top of Maranatha early, scoring four runs in the first, six in the second and four more in the third on the way to a 14-4 win.
Sarah Free had a big game at the plate and on the mound, finishing with three hits and three RBI at the plate, while also improving to 2-0 on the season on the mound with five innings of work in which she allowed four runs on seven hits while striking out two.
Megan Zamzow joined Free with a team-best three RBI in the game, while Amber Krause and Katie Kretsch each had three hits and scored three runs.
MLC fell behind 6-1 after three innings to North Central, and a late comeback attempt fell just short in a 8-7 loss to the Rams.
Free had another solid game at the plate, going 3-4 with four RBI and two runs scored, but it wouldn't be enough.
Starting pitcher Laura Miller got the start on the mound, allowing six runs (four earned) in 2.1 innings of work. Amanda Fogle pitched the final 4.1 innings for the Knights, allowing two runs (one earned) while striking out two as she picked up the loss to drop to 0-1 on the season.
The Knights trailed 7-3 entering the seventh inning and were able to tie the game at 7-7 with four runs in the inning, but the Rams scored the game-winner in the bottom of the inning.
MLC jumped out to an early lead, but Presentation scored three runs in the fourth and fifth innings to take control and win the game 6-5.
Kretsch picked up two of MLC's six hits in the game and drove home one run, Karla Opperman scored once and drove in another run.
Free went all seven innings on the mound, allowing six runs on nine hits as she dropped to 2-1 on the season.
After the three games, MLC is now 3-3 on the season. The Knights will return to action on Saturday, March 26, when they travel to Moline, Ill. to play in the Augustana Tournament.