DETROIT -- The Siena Heights softball team lost 1-0 on the road against Lawrence Tech on Tuesday afternoon. Racquel Ward was a perfect 2-2 at the plate for the Saints in the losing effort.
Final Score: Lawrence Tech 1, Siena Heights 0
Location: Detroit, Mich. (Buysse Ballpark)
Records: Lawrence Tech (34-7-1, 16-5-1 WHAC), Siena Heights (29-13, 13-5 WHAC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Blue Devils scored the only run of the game in the bottom of the 1st-inning when a wild pitch scored the LTU runner on third base.
The Saints moved a runner into scoring position twice after the opening inning but failed to get a run across home plate. Siena left a total of seven on base in the game. The best scoring chance for the Saints came in the top half of the 4th-inning when Ashley Bearden (who was pinch running for Ward after she hit a single to right field) moved to second base after Kelsey Uhl singled off a bunt with no outs. Lawrence Tech got out of the inning with a foul out, fly out, and a strikeout in consecutive SHU batters for the three outs.
The final opportunity for the Saints came in the 6th-inning when Ward was moved to second on a sacrifice bunt from Kayla Boland, but the final out of the inning was recorded on the next play to keep things at 1-0.
• Ward had two hits in two at-bats and was walked once.
• Ward (L, 15-7) pitched all six innings while allowing four hits and one run while striking out four Blue Devils.
• Four LTU batters tallied a hit in the game.
• Alexa Cherney (W, 11-3) strikeout 11 Saints on her way to the shutout victory.
Siena Heights will host Madonna tomorrow (April 24) in a conference doubleheader that is set to begin at 3:30 p.m.