SMC vs. Olivet

Saint Mary’s, Olivet Split Doubleheader

OLIVET, MI  – Saint Mary’s and Olivet split a pair of games in an MIAA softball doubleheader on Thursday afternoon. Olivet won the first game 6-5 in 10 innings while Saint Mary’s ended the second game early via the mercy rule with a 10-2 victory.

Saint Mary’s record moves to 14-4 overall and 3-1 in league games while Olivet goes to 6-12 and 1-1 respectively.

In the opener the Comets jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and held a 3-2 advantage heading into the top half of the seventh. Down to their final two outs of the game, Ashley Peterson nailed her second homerun of the season to send the game into extra innings. Saint Mary’s took a 5-3 lead in the 10th inning but Olivet scored three runs in the bottom half of the frame to post the win.

Peterson and Calli Davison paced the Belles offense in the opener as each of them collected a pair of hits in the loss.

During the nightcap, all but one of the Saint Mary’s starters posted a hit in the five-inning victory. Ashley Fusaro went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and an RBI.

McKenna Corrigan, who picked up the win on the mound, tallied a 2-for-2 effort with four RBI’s and a run scored. Corrigan hit her second homerun of the year to aid in the victory.

Olivet College 6, Saint Mary's College 5 (Apr 03, 2008 at Olivet, Mich.) (Game 1)
Saint Mary's College 000 020 100 2 -  5  7  2      (13-4, 2-1 MIAA)
Olivet College...... 300 000 000 3 -  6 12  1      (6-11, 1-0 MIAA)
Pitchers: Saint Mary's College - C. Davison. Olivet College - B. DeLora; K. Harper(7).
Win-K. Harper(5-5)  Loss-C. Davison(7-4)  T-2:10  A-85
HR SMC - A. Peterson (2).

Saint Mary's College 10, Olivet College 2 (Apr 03, 2008 at Olivet, Mich.) (Game 2)
Olivet College...... 002 00 -  2  5  1      (6-12, 1-1 MIAA)
Saint Mary's College 320 5X - 10 10  0      (14-4, 3-1 MIAA)
Pitchers: Olivet College - McManaman; K. Harper(2). Saint Mary's College - M. Corrigan.
Win-M. Corrigan(7-0)  Loss-McManaman(0-2)  T-1:15  A-85
HR SMC - M. Corrigan (2).