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Game 1- Cornerstone University vs. Iowa Wesleyan
After a day of rest, Cornerstone University took the field against the Lions of Iowa Wesleyan University. The Golden Eagles started off strong offensively scoring two runs in the first inning. Tahni Bruno singled up the middle and scored on Heidi Warmelink's ground ball to third. Warmelink reached base on an error and scored on Lisa Peppel's base hit. Madison Bucilla pitched her first complete game of the season for the Golden Eagles. Although Cornerstone struggled defensively committing six errors, Bucilla pitched a solid game and well enough for the Golden Eagles to be successful. Offensively, the Golden Eagles were beyond stellar. The Golden Eagles finished with 18 hits and 15 runs. Jessica Kuhlman led the team with four R.B.I's, Tahni Bruno led the team with four hits and both Madison Bucilla and Heidi Warmelink led the Golden Eagles with three runs scored each. Bucilla contributed three hits, while Kuhlman, Warmelink, and Lauren Pasciak all added two hits, and Lisa Peppel, Dinah Gruppen, Stefanie Leet and Rachel Gruppen all had a base hit a piece. The final score was 15-7.
Game 2- Cornerstone University vs. Purdue North Central
For the second time of the spring trip, Cornerstone faced the Panthers of Purdue North Central. Again in the first inning, the Golden Eagles jumped on the opportunity they were given to score first. Jessica Kuhlman drew a lead off walk to begin the inning. Heidi Warmelink set the tone of the game with a home run to left center. The second inning was also a strong offensive inning. Rachel Gruppen led off the inning with a single. Kuhlman then singled and moved Gruppen to third. Tahni Bruno then sucided squeezed Gruppen into home and reached base on an error. Bruno's bunt moved Kuhlman to third. Lisa Peppel then drove in both Kuhlman and Bruno with a base hit. Defensively, the Golden Eagles stuggled again. Cornerstone finished with five errors. Warmelink took the mound for the Golden Eagles and held the Panthers to one run until the bottom of the seventh. The Panthers scored three runs on one error. Along with Madison Bucilla in game one, Warmelink pitched beyond expectations and put her team in a position to win. Rachel Gruppen led the Golden Eagles with two hits, Warmelink and Peppel both led the team with two R.B.I.'s, and Kuhlman led the team with two runs scored. Kuhlman, Bruno, Warmelink, Peppel, and Creager all contributed one hit a piece. The final score was 7-4.