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Muskies Split Doubleheader with Concordia University Chicago

Ben Koepsell

Junior pitcher Erin Henk whips a pitch in a game earlier this season against Edgewood.

Ben Koepsell, Staff Reporter

The Lakeland softball team split a doubleheader with Concordia University Chicago at Concordia on Apr. 22.

Junior pitcher Erin Henk got the start in Game 1 and went six innings, allowing 13 hits and eight runs (all of them earned). With the loss, Henk is now 11-6 on the season.

The game remained scoreless until the fifth inning when the Muskies took a 2-0 lead. In the bottom of the fifth, though, Concordia scored six to take the lead.

The Muskies would take the lead 7-6, but Concordia would score two more in the bottom of the sixth and hold the lead to win 8-7.

“We just need to get our bats going earlier in the game,” freshman Elizabeth Zimmerman said. “If we can do that we should start winning these close games.”

Henk got the call to start Game 2 and went five innings, allowing six hits, and two runs (zero earned). With the win, Henk improved to 12-6 on the season.

The Muskies started off quickly offensively in Game 2, scoring seven runs in the first inning. The Muskies would add five more runs in the fifth to get the win, 12-2.

Sophomore Sammy Rieder helped the offense by going 2-8, with four RBI’s, one run scored, and by hitting her third home run of the season.

“I was just trying to help Erin out,” Rieder said. “I got the perfect pitch and sent it over the fence.”

Juniors Jenny LaLuzerne and Mckenna Wenzel hit a grand slam and a solo home run, respectively, in the win.

With the split, the Muskies are now 17-13 overall, and 12-6 in NAC play.

The Muskies will resume action on Apr. 25 at Wisconsin Lutheran College. Game 1 of the doubleheader will begin at 3 p.m.

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