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Softball - Simpson College

Date:April 7, 2012
Results:10-1 (5) 3-5
Location:Indianola, Iowa

There are no unbeaten teams remaining in the Iowa Conference after Luther and Simpson split a twin bill this afternoon in Indianola. The Norse won game one 10-1 in five innings and then dropped a 5-3 decision in the nightcap. The two teams remained tied atop the league standings with records of 5-1.

In game one, Kelsey Weindruch drove in five runs. Weindruch was 3-for-4 that included a three-run home run during Luther's five-run third inning. 

Lauran Snyder became Luther's all-time leader for career doubles. Snyder entered the game one behind Erin Michael (44) who played for the Norse from 2004-07. Snyder was 2-for-3 with both hits being doubles giving her a career total of 45.

Abby Christian and Morgan Franklin also posted multiple hit performances going 2-for-3 and 2-for-4 respectively. 

Becca Girvan (14-2) allowed just four hits, walked six and struck out six in five innings of work.

Box Score

Simpson scored all five of its runs in the second inning of game two. The Storm exploded for five of their nine hits in this frame knocking out starting pitcher Sarah Briggs (2-1). 

Luther's runs were produced in the fourth and seventh innings. Kelsey Kittleson hit a lead-off solo home run in the fourth and Morgan Franklin and Shari Huber each drove in a run in the seventh.

Box Score

The split gives #5 Luther an overall record of 22-4. Simpson is now 22-8.

The Norse travel to #3 Coe College on Tuesday, April 10. Start time for this double header is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. in Cedar Rapids. 

OF

Junior

Bettendorf, Iowa

Pleasant Valley

OF

Senior

Altoona, Iowa

Southeast Polk

OF

Junior

Eldridge, Iowa

North Scott

C

Senior

St. Ansgar, Iowa

St. Ansgar

P

Sophomore

Maple Grove, Minn.

Osseo

1B

Junior

Mitchellville, Iowa

Southeast Polk

3B

Senior

San Pedro, Calif.

San Pedro

P

First Year

Waverly, Iowa

Waverly-Shell Rock

Contact: David Blanchard, 563-387-1586

 

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