SMC vs. Kalamazoo

Saint Mary’s Takes Doubleheader from Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, MI –  The Saint Mary’s softball team punched their ticket for the MIAA Tournament for the third straight season by sweeping a pair of games from Kalamazoo. Saint Mary’s posted wins of 8-2 and 9-1 in the sweep.

The Belles up their record to 22-7 overall and 11-3 in league games while Kalamazoo falls to 3-23 and 1-13 respectively.

The MIAA Tournament will be hosted by the regular season champion, which Saint Mary’s could still capture, and begins on May 1. Only the conference’s top four team advance to postseason play.

During the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader, Ashley Peterson posted a 3-for-4 effort to lead the Belles offense. Sarah Montelongto also posted a multi-hit game with a 2-for-4 performance while scoring two runs and driving in one more.

In the nightcap, which was shorten to five-innings because of the mercy rule, Peterson continued her offensive onslaught by posting a 3-for-3 effort with two runs scored while driving in two more. It was the sophomore’s 17th multi-hit game of the season and leaves her two hits short of the College record for hits in a season.

Calli Davison earned the win on the mound in both games to up her record to 11-7 overall. She combined to strikeout five batters and give up 11 hits in 12 total innings of work.

Saint Mary's College 8, Kalamazoo College 2 (Apr 23, 2008 at Kalamazoo, Mich.) (Game 1)
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Saint Mary's College 040 202 0 -  8  9  4      (21-7, 10-3 MIAA)
Kalamazoo College... 100 000 1 -  2  7  3      (3-22, 1-12 MIAA)
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Pitchers: Saint Mary's College - C. Davison. Kalamazoo College - Brittain.
Win-C. Davison(10-7)  Loss-Brittain(2-18)  T-1:30  A-50

Saint Mary's College 9, Kalamazoo College 1 (Apr 23, 2008 at Kalamazoo, Mich.) (Game 2)
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Kalamazoo College... 000 10 -  1  4  4      (3-23, 1-13 MIAA)
Saint Mary's College 005 04 -  9 12  0      (22-7, 11-3 MIAA)
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Pitchers: Kalamazoo College - Brittain. Saint Mary's College - C. Davison.
Win-C. Davison(11-7)  Loss-Brittain(2-19)  T-1:00  A-0
HR KZOO - Millar.
HR SMC - A. Peterson.