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No. 10 Luther started the 2019 campaign with two games at the Rochester Dome, Rochester, Minn. The Norse defeated Gustavus Adolphus 2-1 and were defeated by Carroll University 5-4 in eight innings.
Annie See, who was 2-for-3, drove in both of Luther's runs in the top of the third frame. See hit a single up the middle that scored Hannah Nelsen and Megan Elford.
Two-time All-American pitcher Samantha Bratland went the distance in the circle. Bratland allowed one run on seven hits and struck out 10.
After falling behind Carroll University 4-0 after three, Luther battled back scoring three runs in the bottom of the fourth and one in the seventh, sending the game into the international tie-breaker. Carroll scored in the top of the eighth and the Norse were not able to produce a run in the bottom half of the frame and were defeated 5-4.
Abby Gehringer was credited with one RBI, while Maleah Georgen produced two.
One week from today, the Norse will play four games at the ACM Tournament. This two-day event will also take place at the Rochester Dome March 2-3.
Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586