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Luther remained undefeated in Iowa Conference play after sweeping Loras this afternoon here in Decorah. The Norse posted a 4-0 victory in game one and 8-0 in five innings in the nightcap.
Becca Girvan (13-2) threw a one-hit shut out in game one. She faced 24 batters, walked two and struck out 10.
Abby Christian drove in three of Luther's four runs. She drove in a run with a single in the first and then hit solo home runs to left field in the third and fifth frames. Paige Comentino drove in Luther's other run with a single in the second.
In the nightcap, Luther scored its eight runs on 10 hits, putting runs on the board in every inning. Kelsey Kittleson and Comentino both tallied two RBI. Mallory Broderick, who was 3-for-3, scored twice as did Elisa Smith who was 2-for-3 at the plate.
Kelsey Rose (6-1) spread five hits in five innings en route to her second shut out of the season. Rose faced 19 batters, did not issue a walk and struck out one.
The two wins increased #5 Luther's overall record to 21-3, 4-0 in the IIAC. Loras fell to 11-9, 0-4 in league play.
The Norse return to action on Saturday, April 7 when they will travel to Simpson College. This double header will begin at 2:00 p.m.
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