HOUGHTON - Ishpeming blanked Houghton 4-0 in a bone-chilling outing at Bugni Field Monday.
Laura Ruohonen struck out seven, walked five and allowed five hits, but the Gremlins couldn't get enough going, gaining only a Ruohonen double in the sixth.
"The girls were unable to make solid contact with the ball and that hurt us tonight," coach Melissa Grego said.
The Gremlins and Hematites elected not to play a second game.
Houghton will make a second attempt to play Hancock Tuesday beginning at 5:30 after the first try was postponed by rain Saturday.