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No. 9 Luther won its third game in a row and improved to 16-4 after sweeping Wartburg College 6-0, 10-0 (5) this afternoon in Decorah.
In game one, Becca Girvan improved to 9-2 after throwing a three-hit shut out. Girvan struck out eight of the 20 batters she faced.
The Norse scored three runs in the third, two in the fourth and one in the sixth. Elisa Smith, who was 2-for-3 drove in two runs. Shari Huber, Carli Radil and Miranda McCay all tallied multiple hits. Radil, Mordan Franklin, Kelsey Weinruch and McCay all drove in one run.
Luther scored four in the second and three in the fifth en route to the five inning victory in the nightcap. Miranda McCay ended the game with a three-run home run to left field in the fifth. McCay was 2-for-3 with four RBI and ended the day going 5-for-6 with 5 RBI.
Shari Huber also had a big game driving in three runs and going 2-for-2 and scoring twice from her lead-off slot. Huber finished the afternoon 4-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored.
Erica Manske remained perfect in the circle. Manske threw a two-hit shutout, walked three and struck out two, while improving to 5-0.
The two wins gives Luther an Iowa Conference record of 3-1. Wartburg fell to 0-4, 4-18 overall.
The Norse were scheduled to host University of Dubuque tomorrow, Tuesday, April 9, but this double header has been postponed due to the projected rain/snow forecast for the state of Iowa. A rescheduled date will be announced.
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