Lexi Reetz delivers a pitch during game one of a doubleheader against Lake Forest. She allowed just one run, which was unearned, on three hits.
Lexi Reetz delivers a pitch during game one of a doubleheader against Lake Forest. She allowed just one run, which was unearned, on three hits.

   Lexi Reetz gave the Ripon College softball team every chance to win the first game of a doubleheader against Lake Forest Tuesday.

  The senior pitcher kept the contest scoreless into the top of the sixth inning as she allowed just two hits and walked one batter.

   Unfortunately, the Red Hawks’ offense was nowhere to be found.

   Ripon collected just five hits and couldn’t score any runs in a 1-0 loss. It followed that up with just three hits in a 10-0 game-two loss.

   “They were the preseason No. 1; they’re a good team,” Ripon head coach Steve Wammer said of the Foresters. “We just need to find a way to score a run and that’s kind of been a little bit [of the] story of our season is we just are not doing the things in games we’re capable of doing I believe offensively. Lexi played great; I thought we played really good defense, but you’ve got to score a run.”

   The only run Lake Forest plated in the first game came in the top of the sixth inning. It started the frame with a well-hit ball that was misplayed by left fielder Kayley Grabowski, allowing its runner to get to second base with no outs.

   Wammer noted the play, which Grabowski received an error on, was a tough one to make.

Read the full story, which includes information on the Red Hawks splitting a doubleheader against Cornell, in the April 18, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.