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Softball Falls 4-3 at Lawrence Tech in 11 Innings

Softball Falls 4-3 at Lawrence Tech in 11 Innings

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. -- The Siena Heights softball team lost 4-3 on the road against Lawrence Tech in a game that went 11 innings. Game two was not played due to darkness. Racquel Ward led the Saints with two hits in the game. 

THE BASICS

Final Score: Lawrence Tech 4, Siena Heights 3 (11 Innings)

Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan (Harrison HS)

Records: Lawrence Tech (29-7-1, 11-5-1 WHAC), Siena Heights (29-12, 13-4 WHAC)

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Blue Devils took a 1-0 lead with a single to center field that scored a run. A two-run home run two batters later extended the lead to 3-0 nothing.

Lily Guerra hit a home run to lead off the 6th-inning to bring the Saints within two runs of tying the game. A Lawrence Tech error allowed Kayla Boland and Kelsey Uhl to score for the 3-3 tie.

Neither team was able to cross home plate through seven innings forcing the teams to go to extra innings to find a winner. The Blue Devils finished the game with a single to center field that scored a run for the 4-3 decision in the 11th-inning.

SAINT HITTING

Ashley Helmink, Taylor Mowery, Guerra, Uhl, and Boland each had a hit for the Saints.

Hayley Turk led Siena with two RBIs in the game.

SAINT PITCHING

• Ward (L, 15-6) pitched 10.2 innings and gave up 10 hits and three earned runs while striking out six Lawrence Tech batters.

OPPOSITION HITTING

• Sarah Hige, Brittney Bult, and Brittany Wieland each tallied two hits in the game. 

• Wieland led the Blue Devils with two RBIs.

OPPOSITION PITCHING

• Bult (W, 9-3) pitched a complete game for LTU. She allowed eight hits and one earned run while striking out five Saints.

UP NEXT

Siena Heights travels to Fort Wayne, Indiana to face Indiana Tech in a WHAC doubleheader on Saturday, April 20. Game one is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m.