CLERMONT, Fla. -- Wis.-Stout closed out its 10-game trip to Florida with a pair of shutout victories Friday. The Blue Devils blanked Buffalo State, 4-0, and Plattsburgh State, 5-0.
Kaitlin Stark was a combined 5-for-8 on the day with two doubles, a triple and a pair of runs batted in. Relief pitcher Caty Schloer came on in the Buffalo game to notch her second collegiate win. Tori Workman struck out four to run her record to 8-5 on the season, giving up three hits to Plattsburgh.
Stout (10-6) used big fifth innings in both games to record the win. Stout put together a three run fifth inning against Buffalo (0-1) and a four run fifth against Plattsburgh (2-8).
Stout loaded the bases in the first inning agsinst Buffalo, but came away empty-handed. Buffalo threatened in the third, and Schloer came on to strand two.
Stark gave Stout their first run of the game, that coming in the fourth innng whenshe drove in pinch runner Liz Seipel. In the fifth, Sam Hastings got things started with a lead off triple. Taylor Wor singled and Nicole Roger hit a oouStout ble to score both. Rogers moved to third on a wild pitch and came home on Tori Workman's ground out.
Schloer struck out three and allowed only two hits to record the win. She walked one.
Against Plattsburgh, the Blue Devils loaded the bases in the fifth. Hastings lofted a sacrifce fly that was dropped and two scored. Taylor Workman drove in Lynzi Knudtson, who had reached on a single and Hastings scored on a single by Hanna Sweet. The Blue Devils added a run in the sxith when Stark drove in Jessica Behnke with a double to left.
Tori Workman allowed three hits and three walks and stranded five Cardinal runners.