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Lake Erie

Storm Falls to Ashland

Photo by Jem Smith
Photo by Jem Smith

PAINESVILLE, Ohio – The Lake Erie College softball team was in action today as they dropped a pair of games to Ashland University. 

The Storm and the Eagles battled through four scorless innings.  Allyson Deemer (Poland, Ohio / Poland Seminary) was in the circle for the Storm as she threw four shutout innings, before the Eagles scored a run in the fifth.  The Eagles held on to win the game 1-0.  Deemer pitched a complete game as she only allowed one run on seven hits, and had a strikeout. 

In game two, the Storm jumped out to an early lead in the first when Elizabeth Karako (Fairport Harbor, Ohio / Lake Catholic) flew out to right and a bad throw home scored Marissa Rizzo (Northfield Center, Ohio / Nordonia) who reached base on a fielder's choice earlier in the inning.  The Eagles responded with four run in the bottom of the first and took a 4-1 lead.  Ashland tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the second and took a 6-1 advantage.  The Storm cut into the Eagles lead when Nicole Grimmett (Geneva, Ohio / Geneva) grounded out to the pitcher but drove in Savannah Karako (Fairport Harbor, Ohio / Lake Catholic).  The Eagles added two runs in the third and took an 8-2 lead.  The Storm answered in the fifth when S. Karako singled to right and advanced to second on a passed ball.  S. Karako was later driven in when Allyson Hajnosz (Lordstown, Ohio / Lordstown) singled to left.  The Eagles maintained their lead and won 8-3.           

Lake Erie will be back in action tomorrow (April 17th) as they host Clarion University on senior day with the first game of the doubleheader starting at 12 P.M.