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SMC Softball: Belles reach 20 wins with sweep

Observer Staff Report | Monday, April 16, 2012

Saint Mary’s picked up its 19th and 20th wins of the season as it swept Franklin at home in a doubleheader Sunday. The first game ended in a score of 7-1, while the Belles ended the second contest in five innings with a mercy-rule 11-1 victory.

The Belles (20-8, 5-3 MIAA) jumped out to an early lead in the first game with six runs in the bottom of the first. Senior pitcher Angela Gillis, freshman first baseman Jordie Wasserman, senior infielder Kate Mitchell, junior infielder

Emily Sherwood, and senior left fielder Kristen Nelson contributed with RBI hits.

The home team finished their scoring for the game when freshman infielder Michelle Duncan drove in a run with an RBI single.

Sophomore pitcher Callie Selner earned her 11th pitching win of the season, allowing only one run on six hits.

Game two started out much the same for Saint Mary’s. The Belles scored four runs in the first, three in the second, and four in the third to take an early 11-0 lead. Each Belles batter contributed at least one hit and one run.

Gillis picked up the win, allowing only one run on three hits.

With the win, Saint Mary’s has won at least 20 games in each of coach Erin Sullivan’s seven seasons at the helm.

The Belles host league-leading Trine on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.