Pioneers go 1-1 against Wisconsin Lutheran

Pioneers go 1-1 against Wisconsin Lutheran

PLATTEVILLE, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville softball team lost 10-9 and won 4-2 against visiting team Wisconsin Lutheran College on Thursday. 

The first game was an eight-inning contest, as Ellen Davis singled home Karah Ritacco with a run in the top of the eighth. The Pioneers had a runner thrown out at home in the bottom of the eighth, and the Warriors turned a line drive into a double play to end the contest. 

In the nightcap, Rachel Bonnell's two-run home run broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning. Emily Woodford added a run-scoring triple in the inning. Jess Butzen went the distance on the mound to earn the victory.

Wisconsin Lutheran College is now 10-20 overall. The Pioneers, 8-22 overall, will play host against UW-River Falls at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, which will also be Alumni Day.