|Date:||April 29, 2018|
In a battle for first place in the Iowa Conference standings, the Coe College Kohawks swept Luther this afternoon 1-0 and 8-0 (5) and secured at least a share of the 2018 Iowa Conference regular season championship.
In game one, the Kohawks Haley Jones put the only dent on the score board in a pitchers dual, with a solo home run to right center field in the fifth frame. Alyssa Olson held the Norse to just four hits and got out of a bases loaded jam in the fifth.
Samantha Bratland (17-4) allowed just two hits, walked seven and struck out three in a losing effort.
In the nightcap, the Kohawks produced 12 hits and scored in every frame except one. Seven of the Kohawks eight runs were unearned. Luther was held to three hits, all coming off the bat of lead-off hitter Ashley Burrows.
Courtney Cooper (12-3) was credited with the loss in two innings of work. Natalie Stockman threw the final three frames.
The two losses drops Luther into third place in the league standings with a record of 9-5, 31-7 overall.
Luther wraps up its regular season home schedule on Tuesday, May 1 when it hosts Central College (11-3). This double header will begin at 2:00 p.m.
Contact: David Blanchard, 563-387-1586