|Date:||February 28, 2020 - March 1, 2020|
|Time:||4:00 pm||Results:||9-1 (5)||Location:||Rochester Regional Dome - Rochester, Minn.|
It was the season opener for Luther this afternoon against Blackburn College. This game was played at the Rochester Regional Dome, Rochester, Minn.
Luther defeated Blackburn 9-1 in five innings. The Norse scored four runs in the third, two in the fourth and three more in the fifth. Blackburn's lone run came in the bottom of the first on a bases loaded walk.
The Norse scored their nine runs on 11 hits, while the pitching staff held Blackburn to three hits.
Lead-off hitter Hannah Halverson led the Norse attack driving in three runs. Halverson was 4-for-4 that included two triples and a double. Paige Timmerman, who batted in the second slot, was 2-for-4 with two rbi and clean-up hitter Maleah Georgen was 1-for-2 with two rbi. Designated player Emily Versnik also drove in a run in the third inning.
Abbey Gapinski picked up her first collegiate win in the circle. Gapinski threw three innings, gave up two hits and struck out one.
Contact: David Blanchard, 563-387-1586