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SMC Softball: Belles fall to visiting Bethel in blowout

Laura Myers | Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Saint Mary’s scored just one run as Bethel glided to an easy 10-1 victory Monday night at Ivy Field.

The strong pitching of Rachel Zirille, who allowed only two hits, aided the Lady Wildcats’ effort.

The Belles’ lone run came in the first inning on an RBI single by senior McKenna Corrigan.

The Lady Wildcats took control of the game from that point on, scoring in every inning but the second. Bethel had 14 hits off of junior Calli Davison, who took the loss to bring her record to 7-6.

The Belles’ record now stands at 15-6.

On a positive note, a Saint Mary’s player was named MIAA player of the week for the second week in a row. Junior Ashley Fusaro took the honor this week, following sophomore Ashley Peterson’s title.

Fusaro helped the Belles to their two wins last week over Olivet and Alma. During that time, she went 6-for-13 at the plate with seven RBIs. In the team’s 11-8 win against Alma on Saturday, Fusaro hit the game-winning home run in the fifth inning.

Fusaro is third on the team in several major batting categories, with a .353 batting average, 17 RBI, and 24 hits.

The Belles have a small break after a hectic few weeks, as they do not play again until Saturday. They will be traveling to play a doubleheader against MIAA opponent Albion.