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SMC Softball: Saint Mary’s sweeps Calvin

Laura Myers | Monday, March 31, 2008

The Belles had a busy weekend, sweeping a doubleheader against league opponent Calvin Saturday and splitting another at Rose-Hulman Sunday.

Saint Mary’s raised its overall record to 13-3 and 2-0 in MIAA competition.

Saint Mary’s started MIAA play Saturday by defeating Calvin 6-5. Senior McKenna Corrigan hit a three-run home run in the third inning to put the Belles up 5-2.

The Knights, however, chipped away at the lead and tied it in the top of the seventh inning. In the bottom of the frame, sophomore Ashley Peterson scored the winning run on a single by junior Katie Rashid.

Peterson, a rising offensive star, had two hits in the game. Junior Calli Davison pitched a complete game for the win.

The Belles won their second game against Calvin 5-0. Corrigan pitched a complete game.

The Belles amassed 13 hits, including a 4-for-4 effort by Peterson and a 3-for-3 performance by junior Ashley Fusaro.

On Sunday, the Rose-Hulman Engineers defeated Saint Mary’s 10-4 in the first game of the doubleheader.

Saint Mary’s held the lead 3-2 until the bottom of the fourth inning, when the Engineers scored seven runs.

Davison again pitched a complete game and took the loss, bringing her record to 7-3.

The Belles won the second game 4-2 as Corrigan pitched another complete game. Corrigan now holds a 6-0 record.

The teams took a 2-2 tie into the fifth inning, when Peterson scored what proved to be the winning run off a single by sophomore Sarah Montelongo.