WSC Softball Swept By Concordia-St. Paul
Posted: 22 April, 2013
WAYNE - The Wayne State College softball team dropped a pair of 1-0 games Saturday afternoon to Concordia-St. Paul in Northern Sun Conference games played in chilly conditions at the Pete Chapman Softball Complex in Wayne.
The games were moved to Wayne when Concordia’s field was deemed unplayable in St. Paul, Minnesota following Thursday’s snowstorm. WSC falls to 23-9 on the season and 14-4 in league play following the losses.
The first game was a pitcher’s duel between Wayne State’s Sara Scheffert and Concordia’s Ashley Kluever. The lone run of the game was in the second inning when Concordia’s Brynn Larsen, who doubled earlier, scored on a sacrifice fly to right field by designated player Lindsay Kamleiter.
Wayne State’s lone hit of the game was a fifth inning bunt single by Lexie Loos.
CU was held to just three hits by Wayne State’s Sara Scheffert, but Scheffert was tagged with the hard-luck loss and is now 12-4 on the season after allowing just three hits and one run with four strikeouts and three walks.
The second game was another battle of pitchers as Kleuver threw again for Concordia-St. Paul while Kelcie Bormann worked in the circle for Wayne State.
The Golden Bears scored the only run of the game in the third inning on three hits. Wayne State had two of their four hits in the fifth inning and had runners on first and second with no outs but could not get another hit against Kleuver after Vicki Nielsen doubled and Kaiti Williams singled to open the inning.
CU had six hits in the second game to four by the Wildcats. Nielsen doubled while Williams, Bormann and Megan Hagemann each singled.
Bormann (6-4) suffered the pitching loss for the Wildcats despite allowing just one run on six hits with nine strikeouts and one walk.
Wayne State is scheduled to play Minnesota State Sunday with games beginning at 12 p.m. at the Pete Chapman Softball Complex in Wayne. The games were supposed to be played in Mankato but had to be moved to Wayne due to Thursday’s snowstorm.