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Simpson College

  • Date: Saturday, April 7, 2012
  • Time: 2:00 pm
  • 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.

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. 

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