Lakeland bats too loud for CUW


Fifth seeded Concordia got off to a great start, taking a 3-0 in their half of the first, but #4 Lakeland came back with four runs in their half of the same inning and never looked back again as the Muskies recorded an 11-5 victory in round one of the NAC Tournament.

Hits by Stephanie Brunette, Jenna DiMaggio, Emily Bennin, and Sarah Cochran factored into the big CUW first, but Lakeland got it all back and more when Leah Sheahan blasted a 3 run homer to cap their even bigger first inning.

Falcon starter Danielle Burke was lifted during a similar 4 run second inning uprising for Lakeland.

Amy Blahnik homered during that rally but the final two runs of the frame were the result of an infield error.

Steve Crook's team got a solo home run by Bennin in the 7th but that merely cut the deficit to the 11-5 final tally.

Stephanie Brunette, named to the NAC all conference team earlier in the day, had 3 hits for the Falcons including a pair of doubles.

The Falcons are now scheduled to play that loser's bracket game on Saturday morning at 9am against Marian.. (updates)