Lakers end softball season with two wins at Malone
Apr 27, 2014
CANTON, Ohio - Lake Superior State went into its final weekend
of softball knowing it fell short of making the Great Lakes
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament field, but was
determined to end the 2014 season on a high note. The Lakers did
just that, closing with 6-5 and 9-1 wins Sunday at Malone.
LSSU (8-24 overall, 7-19 GLIAC) trailed throughout most of the
first game until scoring two runs in the top of the fifth inning.
Heather Cuthrell squeezed in Carly Banchiu for the game-tying run
and eventually scored the winning run on an error. Banchiu doubled
to start the rally.
Malone (10-30-1 overall, 2-24 GLIAC) held a 9-7 hitting edge,
but was shut out by relief pitcher Jade Stein during the fifth,
sixth and seventh innings. Brandi Anderson (5-9) recorded the win
and Stein the save. Stein totaled three strikeouts and one walk,
and gave up only one hit.
Dani Reveley was 2-for-4 in the opener, while Amanda Maxon,
Banchiu, Haleigh Edgar, Cuthrell and Alyssa Avilla had one each for
LSSU. Maxon was credited with the other RBI.
Felicia Gingrich limited Malone to four hits in the six-inning
nightcap and was supported by an 11-hit Laker attack. Allison
Traczyk led the LSSU offense by going 4-for-4 with two doubles and
three RBIs. Maxon's two hits were a double and a triple. Anderson
also had a triple, and Cuthrell added a double. Banchiu, Kirsten
Thompson and Cuthrell singled.
Gingrich totaled five strikeouts and one walk while notching her
first victory of the season. LSSU scored during every inning except
the second and didn't give up a run until the top of the sixth.