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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.
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.
Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586