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College Softball starts: UWSP 1-1 in Michigan openers

UW Stevens Point Softball.  Photo courtesy UWSP Athletic Dept.
UW Stevens Point Softball. Photo courtesy UWSP Athletic Dept.


MARQUETTE, MI (UWSP)  -  The UW-Stevens Point softball team won game one against Lake Superior State , 9-3, and then dropped game two against Carthage, 12-5 Friday eveing in the Superior Dome. The Pointers posted a five-run fourth inning to power past the Lakers in game one. Alicia Hahnemann (Appleton, WI/West) had two extra base hits in the game, tallying two doubles and going 3-for-3 in the game. Sam Raddant (Shawano, WI/Shawano) belted a solo home run in the win andMorgan Koth (Cedarburg, WI/Kettle Moraine Lutheran) powered a triple to right field for her first career hit. Kali Riddell (Bloomington, IL/University) was a workhorse on the mound, striking out five in seven innings of work and allowing just two earned runs in her first career collegiate game. Game two:Paige Meulemans (Appleton, WI/Kimberly) went 2-for-3 at the plate but the Pointers fell to Carthage College in game two of the day. UWSP took an early 1-0 lead as Jordan Schreiner belted a leadoff home run to start the first inning. Meulemans plated three runs in the game, homering in the fourth and singling in the sixth. Michelle Jones (Madison, WI/La Follette) suffered the loss on the mound, striking out five and allowing five earned runs. UWSP will face Carroll and Edgewood Saturday afternoon in the Superior Dome.