By: Ashley Birchmeier
TIFFIN — Junior Amanda Lahti leads the #3 seeded Polar Bears as they fall to #2 seed Capital 6-3 Friday morning at the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships hosted by Heidelberg at Frann's Field.
The Polar Bears (21-13 overall, 12-6 OAC) will take on the loser of #1 seed Heidelberg and #4 seed John Carroll at 4 pm today, while Capital (28-12 overall, 14-4 OAC) will take on the winner of Heidelberg and John Carroll at 2 pm.
ONU struck first in the contest as Lahti hit a sacrifice fly to left scoring freshman Anna Martin in the top of the first to take a 1-0 lead.
Capital responded in the bottom half of the inning as LeAnna Cotton hit a two-run homerun to take the 2-1 advantage.
The Crusaders added two more in the 2nd inning to push its lead to 4-1.
Cotton, for Capital, picked up another RBI in the fourth as she drove in two more runs pushing the Crusaders lead to 6-2.
In the top of the fifth, Lahti hit an RBI double to score Saturday and cut into the Crusaders lead 6-3.
Capital was able to retire the Polar Bears offense the next two innings to hang on for the 6-3 victory.
The Polar Bears will return to action today at 4 pm taking on the loser of Heidelberg and John Carroll.