Bulldogs split against Green Devils
Published 1:46 am Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Against the No. 2 team in the North Iowa Conference standings, the Lake Mills softball team snapped its longest skid of the season.
Hailey Borgmeyer took the win from the pitching circle, drove in a team-high two runs and tied Emily Orban with a team-high three hits to lead the Bulldogs past Osage 7-6 in Game 2 after a 10-3 loss in Game 1 Monday at Lake Mills.
The Bulldogs (6-9 overall) lost four of their first five games, won four of their next five and headed into Game 2 of the doubleheader with Osage on a four-game losing streak.
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However, Lake Mills responded with 10 hits against Green Devils pitcher Autumn O’Malley, while Bulldogs pitchers Borgmeyer and Jade Gasteiger held the Osage to nine hits.
O’Malley, a sophomore, had the second-best earned-run average in the NIC through nine games.
Osage (8-3 overall) led 6-5 headed into the seventh inning, but a pair of runs in the seventh propelled the Bulldogs to the win.
In Game 1, Osage jumped out with a five-run lead in the fourth and added five more in the seventh. Lake Mills scored three in the seventh.
Emily Orban took the loss from the pitching circle with two strikeouts and a walk. Orban has a 4-9 record on the season and has the Bulldogs’ best ERA at 4.93.
Through 13 games, five Lake Mills batters averaged over .300. Sophomore Robyn Bowman led the team with an average of .400, and sophomore Jewell Gasteiger has a team-high 15 hits.
Next, the Bulldogs will host a doubleheader against Bishop Garrigan at 6 p.m. Wednesday.