CLERMONT, Fla. – On a Sunday afternoon interrupted by rain, hail, and even a tornado warning, the Carleton College softball team dropped a 13-3 decision to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The weather affected the schedule enough that the Knights’ second game of the day—versus Loras College—was cancelled.
The Pointers (12-1) pushed across a pair of runs in the top of the first, but Carleton (4-5) used good baserunning to knot the score at 2-2 in the bottom of the stanza. The Knights, however, left the bases loaded, which proved costly when UW-Stevens Point tallied five more runs in the second.
The weather finally forced the contest to be delayed during the top of fourth inning, a frame that ultimately saw the Pointers extended their advantage with four additional runs against three pitchers.
Kaitlin Bagley (Jr./Columbia Heights, Minn./Columbia Heights) and Nicole Magats (Fy./La Grange, Ill./Lyons Township) had two hits apiece to pace Carleton. All four of the team’s pitchers on the day struggled with their control, issuing eight walks against only three strikeouts.
Following an off day, the Knights return to the diamond on Tuesday, March 26, for night games against SUNY-Oneonta and Whitworth University