Stephanie Neugebauer's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted the Central Lakes College Raiders to a 3-2 victory over Northland in the second game of a Northern Division doubleheader Wednesday at the Findorff Athletic Complex.
Chelsey Sorensen's bunt for a base hit put Olivia Graham on third base before Neugebauer's fly ball ended the game.
The victory raised CLC's record to 9-3 in the division. The Raiders are 15-9 overall.
Neugebauer finished 1-for-3 with two runs scored. She also hit a solo home run.
CLC's Hannah Wagner was 1-3 with an RBI and Graham was 1-3.
Ashly Erickson went 6.1 innings but did not get the decision in the second game. She had three strikeouts, issued no walks and allowed one earned run.
Graham pitched to three batters in the top of the seventh and got the win. She allowed one hit and the Raiders turned a double play behind her.
In the first game Northland edged the Raiders 5-4. Graham took the loss despite nine strikeouts and just two walks. She allowed two earned runs.
Brittany Gravelle was 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Erickson was 2-4 with a run, a double and three RBIs. Tiffany Dixon was 1-3 with a triple and RBI.
CLC's scheduled home game Thursday against Fond Du Lac has been moved to April 22.
Northland 5 6 1
Central Lakes 4 11 2
WP: Johnson. LP: Olivia Graham.
Northland 2 8 4
Central Lakes 3 5 2
WP: Olivia Graham. LP: Johnson. Division: CLC 9-3. Overall: CLC 15-9. Next: CLC vs. Fond Du Lac at Duluth 1 p.m. Saturday, at Hibbing 1 p.m. Sunday.
Brainerd Dispatch ©2013. All Rights Reserved.