CLERMONT, Fla. – The Lake Erie College softball team was in action today as they split a double header against Wheeling Jesuit, and 15th ranked West Virginia Wesleyan. The Storm defeated Wheeling Jesuit, 8-6 in game one and fell to West Virginia Wesleyan, 8-0 in game two. With the split the Storm has a record of 4-2 on the season.
The Storm jumped out to an early lead when both Kate-Lynn Urgo (Vermillion, Ohio / Vermillion) and Kaylie Lewis (Sebring, Ohio / West Branch) singled to lead off the game for the Storm. The Storm grabbed a 1-0 lead when Savannah Karako (Fairport Harbor, Ohio / Lake Catholic) singled down the left field line to plate Urgo. After an Elizabeth Karako (Fairport Harbor, Ohio / Lake Catholic) walk loaded the bases Jennifer Doershuk (Streesboro, Ohio / Kent Roosevelt) reached base and drove in S. Karako. A Darrian Yanek (Youngstown, Ohio / South Range) single to left drove in Allyson Hajnosz (Lordstown, Ohio / Lordstown). Lindsey Valvoda (Mentor, Ohio / Mentor) singled and drove home E. Karako, and the bases were still loaded for the Storm. The next batter Ariel Birtley (Mentor, Ohio / Mentor) singled to right and drove home Doershuk. Valvoda scored on a passed ball, and gave the Storm a 6-0 lead in the first. The Cardinals scored a run in the second and cut the lead to 6-1. In the third Yanek walked and Valvoda singled to left and Urgo double to left to plate both Yanek and Valvoda, to give the Storm an 8-1 advantage. The Cardinals hit a two run homerun in the fifth to cut the Storm lead to 8-3. The Cardinals plated three runs in the seventh, but fell to the Storm 8-6.
In game two, the Bobcats took the lead with a run in the first, to make the score 1-0. The Bobcats added three runs in the second inning to increase their lead. The Bobcats made the score 6-0 with two runs in the fourth. The Bobcats added two runs in the sixth and won the game 8-0.
In the circle for the Storm was Lewis as she started game one, and appeared in game two in a relief effort. In game one Lewis allowed two earned runs on eight hits. Lewis stuck out one, and walked nobody. Lewis earned her first win of the season.
Lake Erie will be back in action Thursday (March 3rd) when they play a triple header with the first game against St. Cloud St. with the game starting at 9 A.M.