Struzynski's 16 Ks lead Winona State
Warriors defeat Bentley 5-0 and Millersville 13-3
ORLANDO, Fla. – Stacey Struzynski struck out 16 batters while Winona State hit five home runs as a team to record a pair of victories Monday. WSU started the day with a 5-0 win against Bentley behind Struzynski's dominance and added a 13-3 win against Millersville.
Struzynski tossed a one-hitter in the No. 12 Warriors' win against Bentley. Struzynski had at least two strikeouts in each of her seven innings of work and struck out the side in both the first and fifth innings. The win was her second consecutive one-hitter and the fifth time she has struck out at least 11 batters in an outing.
Morgan Lintz hit her fifth home run of the season in the second added two more RBI in the third to put the Warriors up 3-0. Molly Link added a two-run hit in the fifth to provide more than enough offense for Struzynski.
WSU had 11 hits on the game with Kim Wachholder going 3-for-4 at the plate and Lintz, Kathy Crudo and Kaitiln Hardie each recording a pair of hits.
WSU used the long ball to earn a 13-3 win against Millersville in its second game, hitting four home runs in the victory. Link, Crudo, Brittany Stewart and Sam Hildebrandt all went yard in the game for the Warriors.
The Warriors did all their damage in the middle of the game, scoring seven in the third inning and six in the fourth.
Hardie led off the third with a double and was driven home by Link to tie the game at one. Crudo and Lintz each added RBIs before Hildebrandt capped the inning off with a grand slam, giving WSU a 7-1 lead.
An error and a Brooke Piotrowski base hit allowed Link to hit a three-run homer in the fourth. Wachholder followed with a double and was sent home on Crudo's two-run blast. Stewart capped off the scoring onslaught with a solo homer to put WSU up 13-2.
Kelsey Anderson moved her record to 3-1 after allowing two earned runs in three innings of work. Michelle Lund allowed one run in two innings of relief as well for the Warriors.