CLERMONT, Fla. – The Lake Erie College softball team was in action today as they had a double header against 15th ranked West Virginia Wesleyan and Lewis University. The Storm dropped both games of the double header, and now have a 7-4 record on the season.
In game one, the Bobcats scored first as they took a 1-0 lead in the first. The Storm threatened in the third when Arial Birtley (Mentor, Ohio / Mentor) hit a double to the right center gap with one out, but the Storm was unable to bring her home. The Bobcats added to their lead in the fourth as they scored a run to make the score 2-0, in favor of the Bobcats. The Bobcats made the score 3-0 with a run in the fifth. The Storm cut into the Bobcats lead when Elizabeth Karako (Fairport Harbor, Ohio / Lake Catholic) singled to left center and drove in Kate-Lynn Urgo (Vermillion, Ohio / Vermillion) to make the score 3-1, in favor of the Bobcats. The Storm was unable to complete the comeback and fell, 3-1.
In game two, the Flyers scored first with a run in the second to make the score, 1-0. After both Birtley and Urgo reached base, Marissa Rizzo (Northfield Center, Ohio / Nordonia) drove home Birtley with a bunt, and Lindsey Valvoda (Mentor, Ohio / Mentor) hit a sacrifice fly to score Urgo, to give the Storm a 2-1 advantage. Later in the inning E. Karako singled to right and drove home Rizzo to increase the Storm lead. The Storm added to their lead in the fourth when Urgo drove home Nicole Grimmett (Geneva, Ohio / Geneva), to give the Storm a 4-1 advantage. The Flyers cut into the Storm lead with a run in the fourth and trailed the Storm, 4-2. After a pair of singles by Rizzo and Valvoda started the fifth, E. Karako drove home Rizzo to regain the three run lead for the Storm. The Flyers plated 11 runs in the sixth and won the game, 13-5.
Allyson Deemer (Poland, Ohio / Poland Seminary) pitched for the Storm as she started game one. Deemer pitched five innings allowing one earned run on 11 hits. Deemer did not walk a batter in her five innings of work. Kaylie Lewis (Sebring, Ohio / West Branch) pitched the final two innings of game one and allowed no runs and only allowed two hits.
Lake Erie will wrap up their Florida trip as they play one game tomorrow against Lock Haven University at 9 A.M.