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Streaky Belles face Hope

Bobby Griffin | Thursday, April 8, 2004

Coming off a split with Calvin on Tuesday, Saint Mary’s looks to continue its recent solid play on a visit to Hope today.Hope has an 11-9 overall record, including a 3-1 mark in the MIAA. Hope sits in third place behind Alma and Calvin.Saint Mary’s has won six of its last eight games, including five of the last six. The Belles have picked up the pace after beginning the season winning just five of 16 games. The rough opening included a seven-game slide in late March.Pitching has been consistent lately for Saint Mary’s, especially from Kate Sajewich and Libby Wilhelmy. Going into Tuesday’s doubleheader against Calvin, Sajewich had a 2.14 ERA and Wilhelmy had a 3.14 ERA.”Overall, we just need to improve on a few little things so we can not only make the tournament but be contenders out there,” captain Erin Sullivan said.Saint Mary’s experienced a heartbreaking ending to their second game of a doubleheader with Calvin Tuesday, as they were the victim of a pinch-hit, game-winning home run by Abby Konyndyk.Saint Mary’s and Hope will play today at 3:30 p.m.