MYRTLE BEACH, SC. – The Lady Lakers fell to Mercer County CC and Alfred State College on Tuesday down in South Carolina 8-2 and 6-4 respectively. Freshman Rachel Mertens shined bright for Finger Lakes (0-4) in both contests with her bat and her throwing arm. Against Mercer, she delivered a 3 for 4 effort at the plate and in the Lady Lakers matchup with Alfred State, Mertens punched in 6 strikeouts on the hill.
Matching Mertens 3 for 4 effort with a 3 for 4 game against Mercer was Finger Lakes outfielder Tamara Robertson. Robertson, along with teammate Samantha German, each added an RBI apiece in game one.
In the nightcap against Alfred State, Andrea Davis went a perfect 3 for 3 from the dish to lead the Lady Lakers in hitting. In addition to her solid day in the batter's box, the Deposit, NY resident crossed the plate twice. Contributing a pair of RBIs with her bat for Finger Lakes was shortstop Courtney Edger.