PAINESVILLE, Ohio – The Lake Erie College softball team was in action today as they were swept by Trevecca Nazarene. The Storm fell in game one, 4-1, and lost game two, 9-6.
The Trojans scored a run in the bottom of the first inning, and tacked on three more runs in the bottom of the second to take a 4-0 edge. The Storm responded in the top of the fourth as they loaded the bases with back to back singles by Kaitlyn Peacock (Hebron, Ohio / Lakewood) and Allyson Hajnosz (Lordstown, Ohio / Lordstown), and the next batter Jennifer Doershuk (Streetsboro, Ohio / Kent Roosevelt) was hit by a pitch. Ashley Brown (Dayton, Ohio / Carlisle) reached on a fielder's choice and plated Ka. Peacock to make the score 4-1 in favor of the Trojans. The final three innings of the game were scoreless and the Trojans won, 4-1. Allyson Deemer (Poland, Ohio / Poland Seminary) was in the circle in game one as she pitched a complete game. Deemer allowed three earned runs on five hits, and struck out two batters.
In game two, Trevecca jumped out to an early 1-0 lead with a run in the bottom of the first inning. The Trojans tacked on two more runs in the second and grabbed a 3-0 edge. Chloe Allen (Lebanon, Ohio / Lebanon) and Marissa Rizzo (Northfield Center, Ohio / Nordonia) led off the third inning with back to back singles, and later in the inning Hajnosz walked to load the bases. Doershuk was then hit by a pitch and drove in Allen. The next batter up Brown grounded out but plated Rizzo, to make the score 3-2. The next batter up Taylor Phillips (Ontario, Canada / John F. Ross) doubled to left center and plated both Doershuk and Hajnosz to give the Storm a 4-3 edge in the top of the third. Trevecca tacked on a pair of runs in the bottom of the third and regained a 5-4 advantage. The Storm responded with a pair of runs to take a 6-5 lead. Morgan Smith (North Lima, Ohio / South Range) led off the top of the fourth with a single and Allen walked. The next batter up laid down a sacrifice bunt, and Ka. Peacock singled home Smith to tie the game. An infield single by Hajnosz loaded the bases and a groundout by Doershuk scored Allen to give the Storm a 6-5 edge. The Trojans responded with a three run fifth and took an 8-6 advantage. The Trojans added a run in the sixth and won the game, 9-6.
Lake Erie will return to the diamond tomorrow (March 31) when they travel to take on Kentucky Wesleyan with first pitch scheduled for 1 p.m.