COLUMBUS, Ohio – Lake Erie dropped both ends of a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader at Ohio Dominican on Saturday.
The Storm (4-23, 1-15 GLIAC) dropped game one, 9-1, and game two, 8-4. The Panthers (17-21, 13-1) outhit Lake Erie, 19-11, over the two games which marked the front half of a four-game GLIAC road trip for the Green & White.
Darrian Yanek hit her fifth home run of the season in Saturday's second game.
Amanda Anderson recorded just one out in a Panther first inning that saw the home side plate eight. The Storm went into that frame with a 1-0 lead, but they would be held without a run for the rest of the game.
Katarina Davis came on in relief of Anderson, and Davis pitched well in the second-through-fourth innings, but the host Panthers pulled off the run-rule win in four-and-a-half innings.
Batting first, Ohio Dominican again got out of the gate quickly in game two. The Panthers plated four, getting five hits off starter Katarina Davis in the top of the first. ODU would up that lead to 7-0 before Lake Erie could get on the board. And when the Green & White did dent the plate they did it four times in quick succession in the bottom of the third.
Hannah Francis and Elizabeth Karako doubled in the inning, and, after an out, Hannah Shevenell knocked in one with a single. Yanek then cleared the bases with a shot to right. Her fifth homer of the season brought LEC within three (7-4).
The rest of the way, Davis pitched well, allowing just one run. But the Lake Erie offense was quieted after the four-run outburst. No Storm base runner would see second base the rest of the way.
Over the two games, in fact, Lake Erie only had eight at-bats with runners in scoring position.
The Storm – now 2-4 in road games -- are scheduled to play a noon doubleheader at Tiffin on Sunday.
# # # STORM # # #