Junior Mikayla Jeneske slides into second base. Photo by Alana Melvin.
The Vikings softball team was unable to pull out a win last Wednesday, losing both games of a double-header to the Beloit Buccaneers.
Game one saw the Vikings in a particularly brutal deficit, but it had a promising start – until the fourth inning, Lawrence actually led Beloit at a score of 2-1 behind the efforts of Mikayla Jeneske, who hit a home-run in the third, as well as Mattigan Haller’s double, which gave Jeneske one of her runs. The Buccaneers would steamroll the Vikings from this point forward, however – six runs alone in the fourth inning put them behind 2-7, but it was the disastrous fifth that ended the game for them. Beloit was allowed to score seven unanswered runs, and at a deficit of 2-14, the game ended with a heavy loss.
The second game was closer, yet yielded the same result. Beloit scored first, and the Vikings were able to match it – one more run on the board for Mikayla Jeneske. However, this would be the last time the Vikings would score, and the Buccaneers capitalized on their offensive stall with a productive fifth inning. They scored three more runs, and the game would end on a 1-4 loss to end the Vikings’ double-header outing. Vikings softball is now 4-34 on the year, with 2-14 in-conference.