Warriors split at Lake Land... Move up in National Poll

Tuesday afternoon at Mattoon Illinois the Lady Lakers snapped a Lady Warrior win streak when they came from behind in the first game to win in the bottom of the 7th inning 9 to 8.  Going into the bottom of the fifth inning WVC was up 8 to 2 but the Lady Lakers would score five runs to make the score 8 to 6.  They would then score single runs in the 6th and in the 7th.   In the seventh they would get a leadoff double the only extra base hit of the game for them and then scored with one out on a single to left field for the win.  In the game Lake Land had six of their nine players to get two hits.  The Lady Warriors had 12 hits in the game with Natalie David going 4 for 4 with three RBI's.  Allyssa Davis was 2 for 4 and Mallory Rutz was 1 for 3 with two RBI's.  Jade Montgomery and Hannah Shirley did not have their best stuff Tuesday.  Montgomery would go 4 2/3 innings and Shirley would finish the game and take the loss she is now 10-1.


In game two WVC found themselves trailing the Lady Lakers after three innings 2 to 0.  In the fourth the Lady Warriors would score six runs.  Wilzbacher would single, David would follow with a single and Eder would reach on a single to load the bases and no outs.  Montgomery would hit a SAC fly to score Wilzbacher.  Rutz would then get a triple scoring David and Eder.  Then a single by Jamie Lenn  allowed Rutz to score.  Makenzie Duncan would reach on a fielder's choice and would score on a home run by Destinee Miles.  This was Miles first games since being injured couple weeks ago.  Lake Land would come back and score a run of their own in the bottom of the 4th.  WVC would add two insurance runs in the top of the fifth on three hits, a walk and an error.  Getting the win for the Lady Warriors was Megan Eder who went seven innings and improves to 11-3.  Wilzbacher would go 2 for 4 and Eder was 2 for 4 to be top hitters in this game.      


Congratulations to Paul Schnarre and his Lady Warriors.  In this week's NJCAA National Poll the Lady Warriors of Wabash Valley moved up to 15th in the ranking.  Sophomore Natalie David was also selected as Player of the Week (April 3rd to the 9th).  Shala Dobbins was also recognized during the Lady Warrior basketball season.  Still number one in the country in this week's national softball ranking is Butler County from Kansas with a 36-0 record—they are the only team in the top 20 that has not been defeated.  Salt Lake moved up one to 2nd 30-5 ahead of Chipola Florida at 49-4.  In fourth is Florida Southwest State at 48-5 and Seminole State of Oklahoma is 5th with a record of 34-8.