FOND DU LAC -- After a 12-2 game one loss, Alverno College won game two 3-1 to earn a series split with host Marian University Monday evening at Smith Field.
The visiting Inferno (10-16, 3-7 Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference) struck first in the opener as Samantha Chapnick scored Bailey Jedrzejewski via an RBI-single to right field in the top of the first.
The Sabres (20-10, 8-6) responded with eight runs in the bottom of the first on four hits, three walks, and an error then added three more in the third inning for a 10-run lead.
Shannon Huray (11-6) earned the win in the pitcher's circle while Olivia Schneider (5-8) was tagged with the loss.
In the nightcap, the Inferno again opened the game with a first-inning run as Kaitlynn Johnson connected for an RBI-double that scored Jedrzejewski.
Fleming and Carina Jimenez hit back-to-back RBI-singles in the second to give the Inferno a 3-0 lead before the Sabres took advantage of an Alverno error in the fourth to make it 3-1.
Ashlie Rossi (5-8) allowed just one hit over the final three innings and earned the complete-game victory while Paige Rauhut (8-4) got the loss in the circle.
The Inferno has Tuesday off before a doubleheader at Lakeland University Wednesday at 3 p.m.