Softball splits with Lakeland

Phil Roy

The LU softballers traveled up to Sheboygan this Wednesday for a doubleheader against the Lakeland Muskies. The Vikings were fresh off of their spring break trip to Florida where they went an even 5-5.
The first game in Sheboygan was deadlocked at 2 apiece in the fourth inning when senior Becca Reason broke the tie with a 2-run single. The Vikes pounded out four more hits in the sixth, scoring 3 to reach the 7-2 scoreline which the game would end with.
Sophomore pitcher Catherine Marinac posted the win despite the Vikings being out-hit 11 to 10. That would end up being seven more hits than the Vikings managed to get in the closer, however. Carrie Van Groll scored the only 2 runs for the Vikings on a double in the first inning.
Lakeland bounced back to take the lead in the third before capitalizing on three Lawrence errors in the fourth to score 5 runs. The 8-run rule came into play as the Huskies added another 3 runs in the fifth to prematurely end the game at 11-2. The Vikings had just three hits in the closer as Jessica Lux picked up the loss.
Lawrence remains at .500 and will look to turn that into a winning record as they head down to Janesville this weekend for the MWC Classic.