After seeing its modest five-game win streak snapped on Saturday against Pearl River, the NWF State softball team wasted little time starting a new one Tuesday with a doubleheader sweep against Lake Michigan.


The Raiders topped the Red Hawks 4-2 in seven innings to start the day before finishing hot with an 11-3 five-inning victory in Game 2.


Game 1 was tied 2-2 after two, Lake Michigan giving Raider starter Makiya Giles all she could handle; the sophomore surrendered five hits and a walk with two strikeouts in three innings before giving way to reliever Lauren Rase, the sophomore right-hander tasked with playing hero out of the bullpen.


Rase delivered, throwing four perfect innings with just two strikeouts, as did the NWF State offense in the bottom of the fifth with two go-ahead runs.


Right fielder Abby Sulte finished the game with a 2-for-3 line, two runs and an RBI, while designated player Ivey Hill and third baseman Amber Divine also chipped in RBIs.


In Game 2, pitching was no issue thanks to the offensive onslaught the Raiders wrought during the first three innings. NWF State scored five in the first, two in the second and eight in the third to take a 15-0 lead into the fourth inning.


The pitcher for the nightcap, Hill drove in three runs with a triple and tossed five innings, allowing just three hits and a walk against five strikeouts.


Catcher Sckylier Baronet also drove in three runs with a triple, and freshman Haley Maloz drove in three more with a pinch-hit home run.


Up next, the Raiders (20-8 overall) host Calhoun Community College and Wabash Valley for a doubleheader at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday, respectively.