KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Coming off a pair of victories on the first day of the Rebel Games in sunny Florida, Lock Haven\’s softball squad (7-2, 0-0 PSAC West) split today\’s doubleheader as they fell to No. 17 ranked Minnesota State-Mankato 2-1 and defeated Northern Kentucky 2-0.
Game number one saw another duel but it was Minnesota State-Mankato (8-3) being victorious in the end as they defeated the Lady Eagles 2-1 in a seven inning affair.
The highlight of the game for LHU was Sarah Norris\’ (West Chester, Pa./West Chester East) solo shot which was the only run scored by The Haven.
Junior sensation Kristin Erb (Reading, Pa./Exeter) recorded the loss for LHU as she pitched a complete game while allowing seven hits and striking out eight Mankato batters.
The two runs for Mankato were unearned as Lock Haven had four errors for the game.
Game two saw LHU get back on track as they defeated Northern Kentucky (2-7) 2-0 in a nine inning event which was a defensive battle throughout.
Offensively, it only took two hits for the Lady Eagles to score the deciding runs in the top half of the final frame.
Again, it was Norris who was the difference maker in the contest as she drove in the eventual game winning run with a double in the top part of the ninth inning.
Amanda Roosa (Pompton Lakes, N.J./Pompton Lakes) added an insurance run later in the inning with a sacrifice fly to left field which scored Norris and gave LHU the final 2-0 margin of victory.
Erb would get back to her winning ways as she pitched a stellar complete game shutout while allowing only four hits and punching out 14 Norse batters.
LHU is back in action Tuesday as they continue play at the Rebel Games and take on Pfeiffer University at 9 a.m. and then take on Wayne State University at 1 p.m.