Game 1: Box score
RF 3 14 2
HU 2 6 0
In game one, the Falcons and Pipers exchanged a pair of runs in the first inning to head into the second with a 2-2 tie.
UW-River Falls opened with two runs on four hits in the top of the
first, scoring on RBI singles from Patty Olson (So., Roseville, Minn.)
and Ashley Goettl (Fy., North Mankato, Minn.).
In the bottom of the inning the Pipers put their first two batters on
base as Bethany Hine (Fy., Carver, Minn.) reached on an error and Heidi
Larsen (Jr., Andover, Minn.) hit a double. Hine then scored on an
RBI ground out by Erin Farley (Jr., Saint Paul, Minn.).
The Pipers' second run came on an RBI single from Jackie Brigl (Fy.,
Roseville, Minn.). The Falcons attempted the play at the plate, but
Larsen leaped over the diving tag attempt by the catcher and hit the
plate for the run.
River Falls scored what would ultimately be the game-winner in the
opener in the top of the second inning as Dana Book (Jr., Brooklyn
Center, Minn.) hit a double and scored on a single by Jessica Lundgren
(Sr., Cushing, Wis.).
The two teams then played five innings of scoreless ball to finish out the game.
Hine was 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Hamline while three Falcons players were 2-for-4 with an RBI.
Jessalyn Weaver (Sr., Eagan, Minn.) took the loss for the Pipers
while Rose Tusa (So., Roseville, Minn.) had the win for River Falls.
Both threw complete games. Tusa struck out six batters.
Game 2: Box score
RF 9 12 1
HU 0 2 1
The Falcons got all the runs they would need in the opening inning of
game two, putting three on the board with two hits and an error. They
added two more on three hits in the third, including a solo homer from
A four-run fourth gave them the 9-0 lead and the ability to end the
game after five innings due to the eight run rule, as they held the
Pipers to just two hits in the game.
The hits came from Kelsey Tacheny (Jr., Saint Paul, Minn.) and Jackie
Brigl (Fy., Roseville, Minn.). River Falls was led by Goettl at the
plate, who hit 3-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored.
Rachel Smith (So., Mahtomedi, Minn.) threw two and one-thirds innings
while taking the loss for Hamline. Jamie Klein (So., Elk River, Minn.)
threw three innings to earn the win.
There was just one strikeout thrown in the game by either pitching
staff, and that came from Weaver as she tossed two-thirds of an inning
in relief during the third.
The Pipers drop to 10-10 overall with the non-conference losses while
the Falcons improve to 14-8. Hamline returns to MIAC play tomorrow,
Wednesday, April 14, at St. Thomas. They bring a 4-2 MIAC record in to
the 4:00 p.m. double-header.