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Luther improved to 6-4 after defeating Carthage 6-3 this morning in Tucson, Arizona. The Norse pounded out 15 hits and scored two runs in both the fourth and fifth innings and one each in the seventh and ninth.
Phillip Lapointe (1-0) was credited with the win. LaPointe threw 7 1/3 innings, allowing three runs while spreading 11 hits, walked three and struck out one. It was Lapointe's first start of the season.
Czenvic Rojer, Eric Pittman, Andy Briggs, Aldon Severson and Zach Lashbrook all had multiple hit games. Rojer was 4-for-5 with an RBI. Lashbrook was 3-for-4, Pittman was 2-for-4, and both Briggs and Severson were 2-for-5.
The Norse will be off tomorrow. Luther will begin Iowa Conference play on Friday and Saturday when it will square off with No. 25 Buena Vista University. All four games will be played at the Kino Sports Complex.
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