Posted: Mar 26, 2010
PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Last year, the softball teams from Lake Erie College and Edinboro University played a pair of one-run thrillers. The two teams played another nail-biter on Friday afternoon (March 26) with the Fighting Scots emerging for a 2-1 win in the opener of a doubleheader at Slattery Field. Edinboro also won the nightcap, 9-0, to notch the sweep.
In the opener, Marissa Pullo, who had a game-high three hits, singled to score Kari Falk in the top of the seventh inning for a 2-1 lead. The Storm (4-18), held hitless by Beth Mullins through the first six innings, got back-to-back singles from sophomore Ali Heming (Cincinnati, Ohio/Turpin) and junior Danielle Finkler (Chardon, Ohio/Berkshire) with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, but Mullins came back to strike out Brittany Athey (Vermillion, Ohio/Vermillion) to end it.
Mullins (4-6) allowed just the two hits and a walk over seven innings, striking out six. Pam Bykowski (Perry, Ohio/Perry/Armstrong Atlantic) allowed just one earned run on seven hits in the tough-luck complete game loss. She walked four and struck out seven, falling to 1-4 on the year.
Pullo had three more hits and drove in a pair of runs in the second game as the Scots (7-9) banged out 12 hits in the victory. Aimee Sisson had two hits, including a two-run home run in the first inning to kick-off the scoring. Edinboro led 5-0 heading into the fifth, then scored nine times to close out the contest.
Amanda Shields earned the win, surrendering just three hits in five scoreless innings. Sam Ronde (Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Reynoldsburg) took the loss (1-7), allowing four runs on five hits in two innings. Heming went one-for-two in game two to finish with three hits on the day for Lake Erie.
The Storm will look to snap its five-game losing streak on Saturday (March 27) at Urbana University.