Luther fell to 3-5 in Iowa Conference play after dropping a twin bill to Loras this afternoon in Dubuque. The Duhawks defeated the Norse 6-5 and 14-8 and improved to 5-3 in league play. The two teams will wrap up the four-game series tomorrow.
In game one, Brian Paulsrud drove in four of Luther's five runs. Paulsrud drove in two runs in the top of the fifth on a double down the left field line. In the top of the seventh, he hit a two-run home run to left center field and finished 2-for-3 at the plate. Andy Briggs also had a multiple hit game going 3-for-4 from the lead-off slot.
Eric DeSousa hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the fifth that capped off a four-run inning for the Duhawks.
Czenvic Rojer and Paulsrud led the offensive attack producing five and three RBI respectively. Rojer was 3-for-4 and scored twice, while Paulsrud was 2-for-5 and scored once. Rojer hit a three-run home run in the seventh and drove in two more runs with a single in the eighth. Paulsrud drove in a run in the first on a double to left field and hit his second home run of the afternoon in the seventh.
Tomorrows double header will begin at 1:00 p.m.
Contact: David Blanchard, 563-387-1586