SALEM, Va. – The Lake Erie College softball team was in action today as they split a double header against Virginia Wise, and East Stroudsburg St. The Storm defeated Virginia Wise, 4-3 and fell to East Stroudsburg, 4-2. With the split the Storm has an 8-8 record on the season.
The Storm opened the scoring in the second inning when Allyson Hajnosz (Lordstown, Ohio / Lordstown) hit a solo homerun to center field. Later in the inning Elizabeth Karako (Fairport Harbor, Ohio / Lake Catholic) and Nicole Grimmett (Geneva, Ohio / Geneva) both singled and Darrian Yanek (Youngstown, Ohio / South Range) walked later in the inning to load the bases. Kate-Lynn Urgo (Vermillion, Ohio / Vermillion) got an RBI as she walked home E. Karako. The Cavaliers responded with a run in the third, to cut the Storm lead to 2-1. The Cavaliers tied the game in the fourth with a run. The Storm tacked on two more runs when a Savannah Karako (Fairport Harbor, Ohio / Lake Catholic) double drove in a run. S. Karako was later driven in when Hajnosz reached base to give the Storm 4-2 advantage. The Cavaliers scored a run in the fifth to cut the Storm lead to 4-3. Allyson Deemer (Poland, Ohio / Poland Seminary) shut down the Cavaliers in the sixth and seventh, to give the Storm a 4-3 victory.
The second game started with the Warriors scoring two runs in the top of the first inning. The Warriors added to the lead with a run in the second. The Storm responded with a run in the bottom of the second when Kylie Chandler (Ashland, Ohio / Ashland HS) singled to get the inning started and she was later driven in by a Lindsey Valvoda (Mentor, Ohio / Mentor) single. The Warriors added a run in the fifth and took a 4-1 lead. The Storm started the seventh inning strong with Urgo and Marissa Rizzo (Northfield Center, Ohio / Nordonia) hitting back to back singles, but the Storm could only score Urgo, and the comeback fell short, as the Storm lost 4-2.
Deemer pitched a complete game in game one for the Storm. She allowed three runs on 10 hits, as she struck out five. Deemer earned her fifth win of the season.
Lake Erie will be back in action Friday (March 25th) as they host a double header against Ferris St. to open conference play.