Lutes Conclude Strong California Showing With Victory
CLAREMONT, Calif. - Pacific Lutheran finished off a strong showing during a five-game California road trip with a 3-2 non-conference softball win over host Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Thursday afternoon.
Ramona Lorton pitched a complete game to pick up the victory and Stacey Hagensen collected three hits and drove in all three runs for the Lutes (14-6). PLU finished the trip with a 4-1 record.
PLU scored twice in the first when Hagensen's base hit plated Amber Roberts and Caitlin Brown. Hagensen drove in Roberts in the fifth inning to give the visitors a 3-0 lead before CMS (19-5) rallied with single runs in the fifth and sixth frames.
Lorton, who improved her season record to 7-1, allowed two earned run on nine hits while striking out four and walking three.
In addition to Hagensen's hitting heroics, Roberts had a pair of singles and stole two bases. Lauren Watson, Kaely Cuthill and Brown all had base hits as the Lutes finished the game with eight safeties.
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