VALPARAISO, Ind. - Kelsie Swanson hit 3-for-6 with a clutch RBI double in the 11th inning giving Oakland (19-19, 12-9 HL) a 4-3 win and doubleheader sweep over Valparaiso on Friday at the Valpo Softball Complex. Danielle Szajna delivered a pinch hit two-run home run sparking Oakland's offense to 9-2 win in game one.
Erin Kownacki picked up both wins in the circle going the distance with eight strikeouts in game one followed by tossing 4.0 innings in relief with four strikeouts in the second game. Haley Zemmer also went 7.0 innings in the second game with four strikeouts receiving the no decision.
Mikayela Marciniak went 4-for-6 hitting her third home run of the season along with two doubles including one to lead off the 11th inning.
In the first game, Jamie Squires hit 3-for-4 with a two-run double while Lauren Pletscher recorded three RBIs going 2-for-4. Swanson also went 2-for-4 with a RBI and two runs scored as the Golden Grizzlies scored five runs in the seventh inning to break the game open with 13 totals hits.
Oakland and Valpo will play the series finale on Saturday, April 29th at 1 p.m.