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SMC Softball: Saint Mary’s loses two games to Albion

Deirdre Krasula | Thursday, April 20, 2006

Saint Mary’s dropped both games of a doubleheader Wednesday against MIAA opponent Albion.

The Britons swept the Belles 3-0 and 6-2 at Dempsey Field in Albion, Mich.

Freshman designated hitter Allison Smart led Albion with five hits and drove in two RBIs in each game. Freshman pitcher Andrea English threw a shutout in the first game, allowing only three hits.

The first game remained scoreless until the bottom of the third when Smart doubled for Albion, garnering her first RBI. Smart followed up in the bottom of the fifth, doubling again to bring the score to 2-0. Freshman Jenna Hogg singled in the bottom of the sixth to give Albion the 3-0 win.

Saint Mary’s jumped to an early lead in the second game when Audrey Gajor drove in a run off an error in the bottom of the third. Albion took the lead in the top of the seventh when senior outfielder Jessica Loegel doubled to right field.

Bridget Grall tied it up at 2-2 for Saint Mary’s in the bottom of the seventh of off a fielder’s choice, sending the game into extra innings.

Albion once again took the lead in the top of the ninth when freshman Katie Streeter doubled, driving in two runs.

Smart followed with another double to give Albion the 6-2 win.