Warhawks rally late to complete doubleheader sweep of Lawrence

Posted on: April 29th, 2010 by Joseph Vanden Acker

WHITEWATER, Wis. — The UW-Whitewater softball team got a no-hitter from Jessica Stang in the opener and then scored a pair of runs late to complete a nonconference doubleheader sweep of Lawrence University on Thursday.

Whitewater (22-13) won the opener 13-0 and took the nightcap 8-6.

Stang didn’t allow a hit over five innings, struck out three and walked one.

The Warhawks led 3-0 and scored 10 times in the fourth to put the game away. Kate McDonnell, Lauren Rankins and Courtney Baldwin had two hits apiece for Whitewater.

Lawrence (15-15) trailed 3-0 in the nightcap before exploding for six runs in the fifth inning. Courtney Steile had a two-run double in the inning, and Dani Cherry had a run-scoring single. The Vikings also drew three bases-loaded walks in the frame.

Whitewater scored three times in its half of the fifth to tie the score at 6-6. Emily Epifanio hit a solo homer in the inning.

Lauren Cruz then hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth to give Whitewater an 8-6 lead.

After Katie Simonson singled and Gaelen Lombard-Knapp walked to start the seventh, Stang came on in relief to get three ground ball outs for the save.

Box scores

http://www.uwwsports.com/custompages/softball/2010/lu1.htm

http://www.uwwsports.com/custompages/softball/2010/lu2.htm

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