PAINESVILLE, Ohio – The Lake Erie College softball team was in action today as they split their double header against Walsh University.
The Cavaliers opened the scoring in the third inning with a run and took 1-0 advantage. The Cavaliers added two runs in the fourth in and took a 3-0 lead. Allyson Deemer (Poland, Ohio / Poland Seminary) shut the Cavaliers down for the final three innings but the Storm was unable score a run, and fell 3-0. Deemer pitched a complete game, as she allowed two earned runs on seven hits, and she did not allow a walk in her seven innings of work.
The Storm opened the scoring in game two when Darrian Yanek (Youngstown, Ohio / South Range) singled up the middle to start the inning. Yanek was advanced to second as Nicole Grimmett reached base safely. Yanek scored in the inning when Lindsay Valvoda (Mentor, Ohio / Mentor) reached on an error, to give the Storm a 1-0 lead. The Storm added to their lead in the fourth with two runs. Arial Birtley (Mentor, Ohio / Mentor) hit a sacrifice fly to drive home Yanek. The next batter up Kate-Lynn Urgo (Vermillion, Ohio / Vermillion) singled to left to drive in Allyson Hajnosz (Lordstown, Ohio / Lordstown) who doubled earlier in the inning. The Storm continued to tack on runs as Savannah Karako (Fairport Harbor, Ohio / Lake Catholic) singled to right to drive home Grimmett. The Storm broke the game open when Elizabeth Karako (Fairport Harbor, Ohio / Lake Catholic) hit a grand slam to give the Storm a 8-0 lead. The Cavaliers scored a run in the fifth to make the score 8-1 in favor of Storm. The Storm scored in the seventh when Hajnosz singled up the middle to score S. Karako. Later in the inning Kylie Chandler (Ashland, Ohio / Ashland HS) singled with the bases loaded to score Hajnosz, to give the Storm a 10-1 advantage. Urgo drove in Grimmett when she was hit by a pitch and the Storm took an 11-1 lead into the bottom of the seventh. Hannah Shevenell (Madera, Calif. / Liberty) finished her complete game with a perfect seventh inning. Shevenell pitched seven strong innings, as she allowed one run on four hits, to earn her third win of the season.
Lake Erie will be back in action Saturday (April 2nd) when they travel to take on Tiffin University with the first game of the double header beginning at 1 P.M.