Raiders Drop Crusaders

Box Score (Game 1)
Box Score (Game 2)

WATERTOWN, Wis. – The MSOE Raiders grabbed two victories over the Crusaders on Tuesday afternoon by scores of 10-3 and 6-4.

MSOE jumped on the board 2-0 in the first inning, but Maranatha marched back in the third inning, scoring three runs on four hits.

Junior third baseman Susie Prusak (Leesburg, Va.) had a big double in the inning to score two runs, as she went on to finish 1-3.

The Raiders answered with a four-run fifth inning that effectively ended any comeback hopes, handing Jana Dempsey (2-7) a loss.

Dempsey pitched seven innings, allowing 13 hits and six earned runs.

A sluggish start in game two and good hitting by the Raiders put the ladies in a 5-0 hole.

Sophomore Leila Dineen (Great Valley, N.Y.) put the Crusaders on the board with her Sacrifice RBI in the fifth, one of two runs scored in the inning.

Trailing 6-3 in the bottom of the seventh, junior outfielder Autumn Peotter (Waupaca, Wis.) tripled and scored on a single by Sadie Joutras (Crest Hill, Ill.).

In the end, Peotter’s run was the only scored, as Maranatha dropped to 6-12 overall.

Sophomore pitcher Rachel Ryan (Nampa, Idaho) pitched seven innings, allowing 11 hits and five earned runs while striking out four.

Peotter finished the game 2-4 and freshman outfielder Emily Thompson (Watertown, Wis.) went 2-2.