CLERMONT, FL. – The Lake Erie College women's softball team opened their season today as they fell in both games of the double header against Davenport University and Wheeling Jesuit.
In game one, the Storm opened the scoring as they had a two out rally. Savannah Karako (Fairport Harbor, Ohio / Lake Catholic) reached on an error to start the inning and back to back singles from Allyson Hajnosz (Lordstown, Ohio / Lordstown) and Elizabeth Karako (Fairport Harbor, Ohio / Lake Catholic) loaded the bases. Freshman Kristin Peacock (Hebron, Ohio / Lakewood) drew a walk to drive in S. Karako and gave the Storm a 1-0 lead. Davenport took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the third. The Panthers added a run in the fourth to take a 3-1 lead. Davenport added three runs in the sixth and won the game, 6-1.
In game two, Wheeling Jesuit jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first. Allyson Deemer (Poland, Ohio / Poland Seminary) was on the mound for the Storm in game two. After the run in the first, Deemer settled in with help from a strong defensive effort. Hajnosz made a stellar diving catch in foul territory to end the second for the Cardinals. In the third the Storm turned an unconventional double play as they threw out the runner at first and threw behind the runner to get her out at second. The Storm offense threatened to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh, but were unable to push across the tying run and fell, 1-0.
Deemer pitched a complete game. In her seven innings of work, Deemer allowed four hits and a run with a strike out.
Lake Erie will be back in action tomorrow as they play Kentucky Wesleyan and Michigan-Dearborn with the games at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. respectively.