|Date:||March 7, 2014|
No. 7 Luther improved to 5-0 with a 7-2 victory over UW-River Falls.This was the first of two games tonight at the RCTC Dome in Rochester, Minn. The loss dropped the Falcons overall mark to 4-4.
The Norse broke a close game wide open with a six-run fifth. Kelsey Rose, Kristen Winter and Alise Miller all had 2 RBI. Paige Lobdell recorded the only multiple hit performance, going 2-for-3 from the ninth slot.
Becca Girvan, who was making a her 100th career appearance, picked up her third win of the season. After giving up a lead-off home run in the second, Girvan retired the next 15 batters before giving up her fourth hit of the game, a single in the top of the seventh, en route to the victory.
Girvan's 100th appearance was a school record. She also broke the school record for innings pitched, surpassing Darsi Doyle (1984-87) who held the record with 559. Girvan's complete game victory increased her career total of innings pitched to 563 1/3.
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