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It was a battle of top-10 teams in today's first of two games at the PFX Spring Games in Clermont, Florida. Luther defeated Williams 3-2.The win gives Luther an overall record of 9-1. The loss gives Williams a record of 9-3.
Luther struck first in the bottom of the second when Megan Bonnett produced a two-out double that scored both Blake Banowetz and Kaeli Kovarik who was pinch running for Addy Pender.
The Norse added what proved to be the game winner in the fifth. After leading off with a double, Anna Strien scored from second base on a sacrifice fly to right field by Natalie Stockman. During the play, the Williams right fielder was running backwards when she made the catch, fell down and was not able to relay the ball to home plate in time to catch Strien.
Williams pulled to within one scoring two in the sixth. The first three batters loaded the bases with singles. The Norse got out of the jam with a 4U - 4-3 double play that scored a run. The next batter drove in the second run of the frame with a single, before All-American pitcher Samantha Bratland struck out Riley Salvo to end the inning.
Bratland went the distance in the circle allowing two runs on four hits. She walked three and struck out five will improving to 5-1.
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