GOOSE LAKE — After losing its first seven games of the season, the Camanche softball team has put together a winning streak.

The Indians improved to 2-7 on the season Wednesday with a 2-0 Big East Conference victory over Northeast.

The lone runs of the game came in the third inning on a Northeast error with two outs.

The game was a pitchers’ duel the entire way, as Erica Schult fired a three-hitter for Camanche and Northeast got a four-hitter from Courtney Mohl.

“Defense was the key for us — we played pretty solid in that area,” said Camanche coach Vern Deters. “Sarah Thornton had a great catch in center field and (third baseman) Ally Steines came up with a huge play at the end of the game with two runners on and one out. She caught a line shot and tagged the runner for the double play.”

“Give all the credit to Camanche,” added Northeast coach Gregg Mohl. “They came ready to play.”

Camanche is 2-4 in the Big East, while Northeast is 4-2 in league play and 7-4 overall.

Score by Innings

Camanche 002 000 0 —2 4 0

Northeast 000 000 0 —0 3 1

Erica Schult and Amber Thornton. Courtney Mohl and Bethany Mahmens.

2B—Northeast, Mohl.

Records—Camanche 2-7, 2-4 Big East Conference; Northeast 7-4, 4-2. Next games—Bellevue at Camanche, Thursday; Northeast at Andrew, Thursday.

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