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The Lakeland College softball team snapped its five game losing streak, as they split a doubleheader against Concordia University Chicago in Northern Athletics Conference action Sunday afternoon at Muskie Field.
The Cougars took game one in six innings, 13-5, but the Muskies (5-17, 5-5) rallied back in game two to win 4-3. Head coach Chad Buchmann earned his 200th career win as freshman Emily Cook had the go-ahead run in the bottom of the seventh inning.
In game one the Muskies couldn't string together hits as they struggled at the plate. In game two Lakeland played well defensively as freshman pitcher Marissa Roovers kept the Cougars off balance at the plate. Roovers turned in a solid performance at the pitching mound and earned her first collegiate win.
Head coach Chad Buchmann was pleased to see the team bounce back in game two.
"Game one wasn't our best performance," said Buchmann. "We did a great job staying focused in game two and made clutch hits in the bottom of the seventh. It was great to see the team rally back and hit the ball well."
Lakeland used a bottom of the seventh rally to secure the NAC win. Sophomore Erin Henk led the Muskies with a lead-off double as freshman Brittany Jurek got a base hit to score the game winning run.
The Muskies return to NAC action on Monday, April 19, as they host Dominican University in a re-scheduled game. First pitch is slated for 3 p.m. at Muskie Field.