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Luther remained in third place in the Iowa Conference standings after sweeping Loras College this afternoon in Dubuque.
Becca Girvan (14-4) went the distance in the circle. Girvan allowed two hits, walked three and struck out 10.
In the nightcap, the Norse scored two runs with two outs in the top of the ninth, securing a 6-5 victory. In the final frame, Radil hit her fifth home run of the year, a solo shot to center field. Franklin followed with a single and scored the game winner on an Alise Miller triple.
Girvan (15-4) picked up the victory in relief of Erica Manske. Girvan pitched the final 4 1/3 innings and allowed one run on three hits, walked two and struck out nine. Manske allowed four runs on four hits, walked three and struck out four.
The two wins gives Luther an Iowa Conference record of 9-3, 25-7 overall. Loras fell to 2-10 in league play, 10-17 overall.
The Norse will wrap up the regular season schedule at league leading Central College on Saturday, April 27. This double header will begin at 2:00 p.m.
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