April 26, 2014

Warriors break away after five scoreless innings, sweep twinbill

DETROIT - Lake Superior State fended off Wayne State for five scoreless innings, but the Warriors scored twice in the sixth inning of the opener to win 2-0. They continued on to a 12-5 win in the nightcap of Saturday's Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference softball double-header.

WSU (35-9 overall, 15-5 GLIAC) out-hit LSSU 10-3 during the first game and strung together three hits for its game-winning rally. Laker pitcher Brandi Anderson had one strikeout and no walks while going the distance. Amanda Maxon, Allison Traczyk and Kirsten Thompson had LSSU's hits.

Lake Superior State (6-24 overall, 5-19 GLIAC) led 4-2 after the first inning of the second game. Wayne State responded by scoring four runs in the top of the third inning and four more in the fourth. The Warriors out-hit LSSU 16-5 during Game 2.

Haleigh Edgar and Traczyk had two hits each for the Lakers. Carly Banchiu added a single. Traczyk smacked a three-run homer in the first inning and a solo home run in the fourth.

Anderson suffered the pitching loss after relieving starter Alyssa Boucher in the second inning. Anderson pitched 2 2/3 innings, and Jade Stein tossed the final three innings.

LSSU concludes its season Sunday with a double-header at Malone.

Game 1 Boxscore

Game 2 Boxscore