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No. 5 Luther sweeps Ole softball 5-0, 5-1

Mike Ludwig
March 29, 2012

DECORAH, Iowa - Fifth-ranked Luther College defeated the visiting St. Olaf softball team twice on Thursday, 5-0 and 5-1, in a non-conference doubleheader.

Game One: Luther 5, St. Olaf 0
Luther broke a scoreless tie with a three-run third inning and then added two more in the fifth inning.

St. Olaf managed three hits off ace Becca Girvan, who had 14 strikeouts in the win. The Oles had two runners on in the first and sixth innings.

Game Two: Luther 5, St. Olaf 1
Shari Huber went 3-for-3 with two runs to lead the host Norse to the sweep. Luther scored once in the third inning and three times in the fourth.

Julie Fergus had a 2-for-3 game for the Oles, who stranded six runners in the loss. St. Olaf got on the board in the fifth inning on three hits, including Fergus' run-scoring single with one out.

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