|Date:||April 9, 2014|
Luther fell to 2-4 in the Iowa Conference after dropping a twin bill at University of Dubuque this afternoon. The Spartans defeated the Norse 7-6 and 6-4.
In game one, a walk-off double by the Spartans Ainsley Billesbach secured a 7-6 victory. The Spartans scored three runs in the fourth, three in the sixth and one in the seventh. Luther took a 4-0 lead in the fourth, regained the lead 5-3 in the top of the sixth and tied the game 6-6 after a Carli Radil home run in the top of the seventh.
Becca Girvan (9-3) was credited with the loss. Girvan allowed seven earned runs on seven hits, walked eight and stuck out four.
In the nightcap, a four-run third by Dubuque proved to be the difference as the Spartans secured the sweep. The Spartans scored four runs on two hits and had help from the Norse who committed two errors.
Luther fell to sixth place in the Iowa Conference standings with a mark of 2-4. Dubuque improved to 4-2 and sits in a tie for second place with Central.
The Norse will return to action on Saturday, April 12 when they will host No. 9 Coe College. This twin bill will begin at 2:00 p.m.
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