KISSIMMEE, FLA. -- Lake Erie College (1-1) could not make it a sweep on the opening day of action as they fell to St. Could State College, 10-1 in five innings.
St. Cloud struck for three unearned runs in the first, all on just one hit, a two-run inside the park homerun just out of the reach of right fielder Danielle Finkler (Chardon, Ohio/Berkshire). The Storm got an unearned run of their own in the second when junior catcher Ali Hemming (Cincinnati, Ohio/Turpin) grounded home freshman Juliana Brotzman (Madison, Ohio/Madison).
The under earned runs continued in the bottom of the third as the Huskies plated three to break the game open at 6-1. The Storm looked like they were going to put a significant dent into that lead in top half of the fourth, loading the bases with nobody out, but St. Could worked out of the jam.
The Huskies added four insurance runs in the fourth, aided by a Lake Erie error, to help finish the contest in five innings.
Freshman Dawn Ondercin (Sheffield, Ohio/Brookside) allowed all 10 runs in three and two-thirds innings of work, but none of the 10 were earned. She allowed six hits and struck out three St. Cloud batters.
Brotzman, Finkler and junior Megan Foley (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick) each had two hits for the Storm.
The Storm will return to action tomorrow as the Rebel Spring Games continue.