Muskies score 30 runs in victories over MSOE
Athletics - posted on 4/18/2009
The Lakeland College softball team used big innings in each game to take 14-0 and 16-0 wins over MSOE Saturday afternoon.
The Muskies scored 12 runs in the second inning of the opener to take a 13-0 lead. Sara Roberts (Escanaba, Mich.), Kayla VandeWettering (Appleton) and Chelsea Coenen (Wrightstown) each had base hits to drive in two as Lakeland sent 17 batters to the plate and collected 11 hits.
KC Blahnik (Gladstone, Mich.) added Lakeland's final run in the fourth on a home run deep to left. The homer was the ninth of the season for the NAC home run leader.
Roberts pitched a gem for Lakeland, giving up only a single to MSOE in the fifth inning. Roberts walked two and struck out six batters as she tossed her 14th win of the season.
Blahnik, Coenen and Roberts all drove in three, and Blahnik and Sam Shepeck (Gladstone, Mich.) each scored three times as the Muskies pounded out 15 hits and four walks.
In game two, the Muskies scored each of the four innings they batted in, scoring twice in each of the first two.
Inning three saw four Muskies reach home plate on four hits and a couple of passed balls.
In the Lakeland fourth, the Muskies pieced together seven hits to score eight runs, including a pair of triples . Lakeland tripled five times in the double header as Coenen and Blahnik each tripled twice and Nicole Geurts (Freedom) once.
Blahnik finished game two 4-for-4 at the plate with four runs to boost her team-leading batting average to .548, good for second in the NAC.
Cassie Felton (Green Bay) and Alyssa Nelson (Germantown)combined for five innings, allowing one hit by Felton and a walk by Nelson.
The victories stretch Lakeland's winning streak to 19 games. The Muskies have not lost since dropping a 9-3 decision to Schreiner one month ago on March 18.
Lakeland travels to Rockford tomorrow for a doubleheader with the Regents beginning at noon.
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