Softball hosts Alverno in doubleheader on Saturday

Softball hosts Alverno in doubleheader on Saturday

MEQUON, Wis. - With just over a week left in its regular season, the Concordia University Wisconsin will play host to a doubleheader with Northern Athletics Conference rival Alverno College on Saturday afternoon at the CUW Softball Complex.

First pitch between the Falcons and Inferno is scheduled for 12 p.m., and Matt Menzl's live audio play-by-play call, along with live stats, will be provided for any fans unable to attend.

CUW (18-12, 13-3 NAC) has been cruising through conference play as of late, winning seven of its last eight games while posting some lopsided final score lines.

In the circle, sophomore Jamie Schuh (Freedom, Wis.) and senior Danielle Burke (Burlington, Wis.) have teamed up to toss a combined 141 strikeouts, and are a big reason why the Falcons have allowed three runs or fewer in all 13 of their conference victories.

Offensively, senior catcher Chelsie Strosina (Burlington, Wis.) has been red hot for the Falcons, ranking fifth in the NAC with a .480 on-base percentage, while batting .370 with 15 RBI.

Alverno (13-15, 6-8 NAC) comes into Saturday riding a two-game winning streak after sweeping a doubleheader against non-conference foe Mount Mary College on Wednesday.

The Inferno has been led by pitcher Erin Dulek, who currently has the NAC's fifth-best ERA (2.20) to go with 74 strikeouts this season.

At the plate, Alverno has leaned on junior Stef Wilmore, who ranks third in the NAC with a .447 batting average while also smacking four home runs.

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