Tue, Apr. 23, 2013 - [Softball]
The Loras College softball team played host to the #13 Coe College Kohawks on Saturday. It was also Senior Day for four Duhawks: Kellie Klein, Beth Miller, Shelby Perkins, and Regan Thies. These four wonderful young women were major contributors to the softball program. They played all four years here at Loras, and the Loras College Athletic Department would like to thank them for all their dedication and hard work over the past four years.
In the first game of the doubleheader Coe didn't waste any time getting started by posting a single run in the top half of the first. In the bottom half of the second, Alaina Rigdon got the Duhawks on the scoreboard with a solo home run over the left field fence to even up the score, 1-1.
Coe responded by a four run third inning and the Duhawks struggled to drive in any more runs, leaving nine on base. Rigdon's home run proved to be the only run the Duhawks would come up with. Coe added three more runs in the fifth inning.
Beth Miller, Kellie Klein, and Katie Serpico all collected two hit days for the Duhawks. Loras totaled 10 hits for the game, one shy of the Kohawks' 11.
In game two, Loras would be the team to strike first. In the bottom half of the fourth inning , Beth Miller hit a rocket back through the infield that would get the Duhawks on the board, scoring Regan Thies and Holly Klein, making the score 2-0. Coe did not waste any time responded to the Duhawks run by posting two runs of their own in the top half of the fifth.
However, the Duhawks would not go away. Makaila Haase would single to left field scoring Kellie Klein and bringing the score to 3-2 in favor of the Duhawks. With all the momentum in favor of Loras, the #13 team in the country showed deserving of their ranking by scoring four runs in the sixth inning - the difference in the game.
Beth Miller and Kellie Klein each recorded two hit games for Loras. Miller drove in her fifth and sixth RBIs on the year.
The Duhawks are back in action on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 as they welcome the #9 Luther College Norse to Faber-Clark Field.