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In the first of three games scheduled today at the PFX Spring Games, No. 9 Luther rolled to an 8-0 victory over D'Youville College (NY) in five innings. The Norse scored their eight runs on nine hits, posting four in the first and two each in the third and fourth innings.
Natalie Stockman got her first collegiate start in the circle and threw a three-hit shutout. Stockman faced 20 batters, walked one and struck out four. She also went 2-for-3 at the plate, scoring twice and driving in one run.
Blake Banowetz drove in three runs with a 2-for-2 performance. Banowetz drove in two if her three runs with a triple in the first frame. Lead-off hitter Ashley Burrows also had a multiple hit game going 2-for-3 and scoring twice.
The win gives Luther an overall record of 11-1, while D'Youville fell to 3-4.
The Norse are scheduled to play Union College (NY) at 2:00 p.m. today. Luther will then play a make-up game that was lost versus UW-Stevens Point due to weather conditions on March 11 in Greenville, Ill.
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