Lakeland Downs Inferno

Sam Korn
Sam Korn

PLYMOUTH, Wisconsin -- Alverno College was unable to pick up a road win Wednesday evening as host Lakeland University swept the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference doubleheader.

The Muskies (14-16, 6-8 NACC) defeated the Inferno (10-18, 3-9) 11-3 in game one and 3-2 in game two.

In the opener, Lakeland went up 5-0 after four innings before Alverno put up three tallies in the top of the fifth.

Kristin Holub began the visitors' three-run inning by knocking home Mackenzie Mathies via fielder's choice. Sam Korn doubled to score Holub in the next at-bat, and Carina Jimenez placed a hit down the right-field line to plate Korn.

The Muskies had four hits and took advantage of two Inferno errors to score six unearned runs in the bottom half of the frame end the game in five innings.

In the nightcap, Jimenez led off the game with a single and came around to score off a Kaitlynn Johnson RBI-single to right field for Alverno's first lead of the day.

Lakeland evened the score on a squeeze play the next half inning after Megan Laib reached on a leadoff triple.

After zeroes by both teams the next two innings Korn laced an RBI-single through the left side to score Mathies and give the Inferno the lead back.

Again the Muskies had an answer and tied things up again after the leadoff hitter scored and made it 2-2.

The Inferno threatened with a pair of baserunners in the sixth but left them stranded and couldn't reach in the top of the seventh.

A walk followed by a hit set the stage for Lakeland in the final inning. Then a pair of errors doomed Alverno including one in the final at-bat which gave the hosts the walk-off win.

Johnson and Andie Vandertie had two hits apiece and accounted for half the Inferno's hit total in the contest.

Ashlie Rossi (5-10) was tagged with both losses in the circle while Niki Saviano (6-6) earned the game one win and Taylor Bush (7-7) picked it up in game two.

Alverno has little time to regroup as Milwaukee School of Engineering visits Alverno Field tomorrow at 1 p.m.