The Beloit College softball team dropped a pair of games to Midwest Conference leader Lake Forest 7-1 and 14-3 in five innings Wednesday afternoon.
The Foresters posted a single run in the top of the first inning of game. Ashley Lambert provided the equalizer with a blast that sailed over the left field fence.
LFC notched two more in the top of fourth, fifth and seventh to put the game out of reach.
The Foresters had their offense rolling in the second game scoring in each inning. The Bucs countered in the bottom of the first and fourth but were unable to match the offensive output of Lake Forest.
Emily Stapay tagged an RBI double to right center to tally the first run of the game for the Buccaneers. In the fourth, two Bucs crossed the plate on a Forester miscue.
In between games Wednesday, Beloit's two seniors, shortstop Erica Stalo and outfielder Emily Malarski, were recognized.
The Bucs will face Monmouth College in Janesville Saturday for a doubleheader scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.
Beloit College Senior #19 Erica Stalo
Erica, a native of Eagle, Wisconsin and product of Harvard Community High School is a three-year letterwinner. During her career at Beloit College, which has twice been shortened due to serious injury, Erica has played in 62 games running the infield from the shortstop position compiling 73 putouts and 130 assists. Offensively, Erica had her best season in 2016 when she hit .304. She has swiped 14 bases for the Bucs and was caught stealing just twice in her career.
Erica’s favorite memory as a Buccaneer is playing alongside Tati Rodriguez. Erica will graduate early, after just three years at Beloit, with a degree in Business Economics and has already landed a position as a Foundations Associate at R.W. Baird in Milwaukee.
Beloit College Senior #21 Emily Malarski
Emily is four-year letterwinner from Chicago, Illinois and a product of Gordon Tech High School. Known as Ski by the team, Emily has played 113 games splitting time between catching, playing third and roaming the outfield. To date, Ski has 73 hits. Eighteen of those went for extra bases including a grand slam in DeSales in 2017. That year Ski was named the team’s Offensive Player of the Year after leading the Bucs in hits, runs and runs batted in. Ski had a career batting average of .274 heading into today’s contests.
Ski’s favorite memory as a Buccaneer comes from a year ago when there was lightning during practice. The team waiting in the locker room to see if we could go back out while blasting the music and playing games to pass the time.
Emily will graduate from Beloit College with a degree in Creative Writing and plans to take a gap year before heading to grad school.