“Then we think we’re OK,” Lefebure said.
“We don’t keep going with it,” Goldbeck said. “That’s something we need to work on.”
The Mohawks, meanwhile, refused to wilt.
“It took a lot of guts for us to come back,” Berthel said. “We were all down. Everybody was trying to keep everybody up.”
Sarah Lampe and Blum started the bottom of the first with back-to-back singles, and they both scored on a single by Berthel.
“It’s great to have people on base when I’m up to bat because it gives me the confidence to know that I can get a base hit and score two runs,” Berthel said.
Bender came in to pitch in the second, and Vogel led off with a single and Nissen followed with her blast over the left-field fence to make it 7-2. But, Bender settled down after that.
“Jordan’s awesome home run, then we feel safe, but we still need to keep scoring,” Lefebure said.
“I felt good that we were able to come out and get as many runs, but when they switched their pitchers up I think it was probably the best move they could have made,” Camanche coach Erin Schlotfeldt said. The whole demeanor of the game kind of changed then. We didn’t play with the sense of urgency that we need to score more runs.
Meanwhile, the Mohawks kept coming back.
Marquette scored twice in the bottom of the second, one run coming in on a groundout and the other when Blum got in a rundown between first and second that allowed Lampe to score.
The Mohawks pulled even in the fifth, thanks in part to an error that prevented a forceout at second. Later in the inning Berthel delivered again, with a two-run double to center field that tied the game at 7.