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Wartburg College

  • Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
  • Time: 2:00 pm
  • Location: Waverly, Iowa

No. 8 Luther moved into a three-way tie for third place in the Iowa Conference standings after sweeping Wartburg in Waverly this afternoon. The two wins also secured a spot in the six-team IIAC Tournament that will be hosted by the regular season champion May 1-3.

In game one, the Norse jumped on the Knights early thanks to a grand slam home run by Katie Wieland that capped off a five-run first. The Norse added one in the second, and two in both the fourth and fifth innings en route to a 10-0 five inning victory. 

The Norse pounded out 13 hits. Kelsey Rose was a perfect 4-for-4 with two RBI. Miranda McCay and Paige Lobdell also tallied multiple hit efforts going 3-for-4 and 2 for-3 respectively. 

Becca Girvan tossed a no-hitter as she faced just 16 batters. Grivan (12-3) struck out seven and walked one.

Box Score

In the nightcap, the Norse scored six runs in the final four innings to secure a 6-3 come-from-behind victory. Wartburg held a 3-0 lead after two, but committed four errors that led to five unearned runs in the final four frames.

Alise Miller (3-for-4) led the Norse attack producing three of the team's nine hits. Wieland also had a multiple hit game going 2-for-4. Kayla Hatting, Kristen Winter, Miller and Lobdell all drove in a run.

Topanga Skiles (6-2) picked up the win in relief. Skiles tossed the final four innings and allowed just two hits while facing 14 batters.

Box Score

The two wins gives Luther a league record of 6-4, 23-6 overall. Wartburg fell to 1-9 in the IIAC, 17-15 overall.

The Norse will return to action on Tuesday, April 22, when they will host the Duhawks of Loras College at 3:00 p.m. 

 

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