CLERMONT, Fla. – The MIT softball team were scheduled to face No. 7 nationally-ranked Luther College and Indiana Tech on Sunday afternoon at the National Training Center in Florida but, due to poor weather conditions, only the first game was played. In a game that was originally set for 1:00 p.m., the Engineers and the Norse did not play until 7:00 p.m. MIT, who took an early lead in the game, ultimately fell to Luther, 8-2.
MIT took a 2-0 lead at the bottom of the first when freshman Alexandra Marshall (Glen Head, N.Y.) scored off a sacrifice bunt by sophomore Ellie Fodor (Trenton, Mich.) and a single by freshman Tori Jensen (Holliston, Mich.). Jensen scored MIT's second run off singles by senior Anna Christensen (Vernon Hills, Ill.) and sophomore K.K. Wopat (Edwardsville, Ill.), who reached second on an error by the shortstop.
The Engineers remained ahead until the top of the fifth inning, when the Norse was able to get four runs. At the top of the sixth, Luther scored once more and, at the top of the seventh, scored three more runs after a homerun hit by Alise Miller.
Marshall, who pitched the entire time, struck out three throughout the game.
MIT, who are now 2-3 for the season, will return to the pitch tomorrow to face Buffalo State College at 9:00 a.m. and Grove City College at 11:00 a.m.