MIDLAND, Mich. – The Lake Erie College softball split their double header action today (April 25th) against Northwood. With the split the Storm is 13-25 overall and 7-19 in the conference, and the Timberwolves are 16-25 overall and 13-13 in conference play.
In game one, the Timberwolves jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Northwood added a run in the third to take a 2-0 advantage. Northwood scored a run in the fifth, and held on to win the game 3-0.
In game two, the Timberwolves took a 2-0 lead with two runs in the fourth. The Storm responded in bottom of the fifth when Lindsey Valvoda (Mentor, Ohio / Mentor) singled and Arial Birtley (Mentor, Ohio / Mentor) reached on an error to start the inning. Valvoda later scored on a passed ball and Birtley advanced to second. A single by Jessacca Gironda (Kent Stat) moved Birtley to third. Birtley was driven in by an RBI single off the bat of Kate-Lynn Urgo (Vermillion, Ohio / Vermillion). Later in the inning Allyson Hajnosz (Lordstown, Ohio / Lordstown) hit a double to score Gironda , and advanced Urgo to third. Elizabeth Karako (Fairport Harbor, Ohio / Lake Catholic) hit a sacrifice fly to score Urgo. Later in the inning Savannah Karako (Fairport Harbor, Ohio / Lake Catholic) ripped a double and drove in Hajnosz, to make the score 5-2, in favor of the Storm. Jennifer Doershuk (Streesboro, Ohio / Kent Roosevelt) kept the inning rolling with a double to drive in S. Karako, to give the Storm a 6-2 advantage. Northwood answered with four runs in the sixth to tie the game at 6-6. After Birtley, Gironda, and Urgo all reached to start the bottom of the sixth, Birtley was driven when Hajnosz grounded out. Gironda came around to score when L. Karako singled, to give the Storm an 8-6 advantage. Northwood scored a run in the seventh, but the Storm won the game 8-7.
On the mound for the Storm in game two was Dawn Ondercin (Sheffield, Ohio / Brookside), she received her 11th win on the season. Ondercin allowed six runs, five of which were earned, on nine hits. Ondercin struck out three batters, and allowed three walks.
Lake Erie wrapped up the season today and finished the season with an overall record of 13-25, and went 7-19 in the conference.