PAINESVILLE, OHIO - The Lake Erie College softball team ran into hot pitching in its season-opening games at the Rebel Spring games outside of Orlando, Fla. on Sunday (Feb. 28). The Storm was shut-out in both games, falling to the University of Mary 10-0 in the opener and West Virginia Wesleyan College 8-0 in the second game.
In the first game, the Storm did not get a hit off the Mary's Ashley Watson. Watson struck out four and walked four in the five-inning complete game.
Against WVWC, Lake Erie managed three hits- one each by junior Brittany Sostre (Parma, Ohio/Valley Forge), sophomore Haley Rathge (Edon, Ohio/Napolean) and freshman Erica Tanski (Painesville, Ohio/Riverside).
The Rebel Spring Games continue on Monday, March 1, when the Storm (0-2) plays a pair of games. Lake Erie will play the University of Holy Family at 9 a.m. and Lewis University at 1 p.m.