LEXINGTON, Ky. - LaGrange lost to Calvin and St. Mary's (Ind.) at the Pioneer Classic hosted by Transylvania University on Saturday. The Panthers (2-10) lost 8-0 to Calvin and 11-3 to St. Mary's.
Game 1- Calvin broke up a pitcher's duel by scoring all eight of its runs in the sixth inning. Emily Cauldwell started for the Panthers and pitched three scoreless innings. Chelsea Twardoski (1-4) took the loss, allowing four runs in 2-1/3 innings. Emsley Smith gave up four runs before getting the final out of the sixth. LC was limited to three hits in the game.
Game 2- St. Mary's scored eight runs in the first inning and went on to the 11-3 victory. Josey Wessel pitched the first inning, giving up all eight runs, but only three were earned. Jessica Perkins went the final four innings, allowing three runs. McKenzie Brunel was 2-for-2 with two runs scored to lead LC. Emily Barrs had an RBI double and Sydney Hodorff a run-scoring single in the fifth inning.
The Panthers close out the tournament Sunday against Olivet and a rematch with St. Mary's.