Storm Splits With Fighting Scots

Storm Splits With Fighting Scots

VIENNA, W. Va. – The Lake Erie College softball team split a doubleheader on the road against the Ohio Valley University Fighting Scots on Friday (April 13).

Ohio Valley won the opener 4-2 and the Storm won the nightcap 8-2.

GAME ONE

The Fighting Scots plated two runs in each of the first two innings as they held a 4-0 lead.

Lake Erie cut the lead in half in the sixth inning with two runs scored on five hits. Allyson Hajnosz (Lordstown, Ohio / Lordstown) opened the inning with a double before she scored on a RBI single by Taylor Phillips (Ontario, Canada / John F. Ross). A single moved Phillips to second and Kristin Peacock (Hebron, Ohio / Lakewood) drove her home with a RBI single. Lake Erie loaded the bases but could not pull any closer.

Marissa Rizzo (Northfield Center, Ohio / Nordonia) and Phillips each had two hits in game one as Lake Erie piled up ten hits.

GAME TWO

Lake Erie scored three runs in both the first and second innings, opening a 6-0 lead over Ohio Valley. In the first inning, Savannah Karako (Fairport Harbor, Ohio / Lake Catholic) reached on an error and Jennifer Doershuk (Streetsboro, Ohio / Kent Roosevelt) singled before Phillips hit a three-run homerun.

The Storm loaded the bases in the second inning with a walk, single and a hit by pitch. A wild pitch scored one run before Karako walked to load the bases again. Doershuk singled home two runs as Lake Erie pushed the lead to 6-0.

Ohio Valley pushed two runs across in the bottom of the second as they trailed 6-2.

In the fourth inning, Karako doubled with two outs and then Hajnosz followed with a double of her own, scoring Karako from second base.

Lake Erie closed out the scoring in the seventh inning. Doershuk was hit by a pitch with one out and Ashley Brown (Dayton, Ohio / Carlisle) singled. Alyssa Johnson (Wickliffe, Ohio / Wickliffe) singled home Doershuk as Lake Erie led 8-2.

Doershuk had two hits in the second game while she reached base three times with two RBI.

Brown went the distance with seven innings of two-run ball. Both runs were unearned as she gave up six hits and struck out five batters.

Lake Erie will host Hillsdale on Tuesday (April 17), with a doubleheader beginning at 3:00 PM.

-LEC-