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Luther and UW-Stout met at the Rochester Dome in Rochester, Minn., for the season opening twin bill for both clubs. The Norse posted a 9-2 victory in game one, but lost to the Blue Devils 7-4 in the night cap.
In game one, Luther scored twice in the fifth inning and five times in the top of the seventh, en route to the victory. Freshman Carli Radil - pronounced Radgel - went 3-for-4 with four RBI in her collegiate debut. Radil singled in the fourth, hit a two-run double in the fifth and finished the game with a two run home run in the seventh.
Shari Huber and Kelsey Rose also produced multiple hits. Huber was 3-for-4 from her lead-off slot in the lineup, while Rose, who was batting second, was 2-for-4 driving in two runs in the seventh.
Becca Girvan went the distance allowing two runs on five hits, striking out seven and walking seven.
Katie Wieland and Radil led the Norse attack as both went 2-for-4 at the plate. Wieland drove in two runs with a two-run home run in the fifth.
The Norse will return to action Tuesday, March 19, when they will return to the Rochester Dome to face Bethel University (MN). First pitch of this non-conference double header is scheduled for 10:00 p.m.
Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586