Mercyhurst North East lost the opening game of the District Tournament as Lackawanna beat the Saints 8-5. The second game of the day was postponed until Sunday due to rain after the game ended.
Mercyhurst got on the scoreboard first when Ashlyn Slusher homered in the first inning. Lackawanna responded with two runs in the bottom half to take a 2-1 lead.
In the third, Lei Guthrie hammered a three run home run to deep center to put the Saints back on top 4-2.
Lackawanna took over the game with a home run in the third and then a five run inning in the fourth to go up 8-4.
Guthrie took the loss in the circle, giving up all eight runs.
Slusher and Grace Edwards both had two hits to lead the Saints. Edwards homered in the seventh to make it an 8-5 game.
The teams will look to start fresh on Sunday, with game two of the series scheduled for 10am. The Saints will need to win that game to force a winner take all game right after.