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Miller Pitches Complete Game 1 as Lutes Win 10-2; Split Doubleheader with Linfield

Miller Pitches Complete Game 1 as Lutes Win 10-2; Split Doubleheader with Linfield

PARKLAND, Wash. – Marissa Miller pitched a complete first game and seven different Lutes made contact as the offense helped lead the Lutes to a 10-2 win in six innings over Linfield. 

The Lutes (19-11, 11-9) put together a five-run first inning to start the day.  Thalen Masada led off the inning with a walk followed by three singles from Emily McConnell, Nichole Schroeder and Kathryn Hatlen helped put the first run on the board.

Masada finished the day with three hits and three runs and stolen base during the two-game series. 

Sophomore Marissa Miller pitched her ninth complete game of the season for the Lutes allowing only five hits through five innings.  Miller continued in the circle for game two, allowing only five hits over five innings. 

"Offensively, I feel we had a lot of quality at bats this weekend," said head coach Lance Glasoe.  "Both Marissa and Eli threw well over both days. 

"Moving forward, we need to continue to make progress playing out game for all seven innings," Glasoe added.

Kathryn Hatlen hit her sixth home run of the season during game two, but the Lutes fell 4-3 to the Wildcats after committing three errors in the bottom of the 7th inning.

NOTABLE…

- Nicole Schroeder moves into fifth in the Northwest Conference hitting .415 on the season. 

- Kathryn Hatlen sits in second on the NWC runs batted in leader list with 29.  Schroeder is fourth with 25.

- Hatlen's added her sixth home run of the season in game two.

- Miller's 60 strikeouts puts her third in the conference.

ON TAP FOR THE LUTES…

The Lutes head to Spokane next weekend to take on Whitworth in a four-game series.  Doubleheaders are scheduled to start at noon both Saturday and Sunday.