SMC vs. Tri-State

Saint Mary’s, Tri-State Split Doubleheader;
Corrigan, Peterson Hit Personal Milestone Marks

NOTRE DAME, IN – In the final doubleheader of the regular season for the Saint Mary’s softball team, the Belles posted a split against Tri-State on Saturday afternoon. Tri-State won the first game with an 8-3 decision but Saint Mary’s came back with an 8-0 five-inning win in the nightcap.

Saint Mary’s ends the regular season with a 23-8 overall record and a 12-4 mark in league games. The 12 league wins represents the most league wins for the Belles who joined the MIAA in 1998. Both teams have already qualified for the MIAA Tournament which begins Thursday at the site of the regular season champion.

Ashley Peterson combined to post a 2-for-5 effort in the two games to bring her season hit total to 53 which ties Andrea Arena school record for hits in season. That record has stood since the 1997 season.

In the second game, McKenna Corrigan held the Thunder offense to two hits in becoming the first SMC pitcher to post a perfect record in league games. The lone senior on the squad went 7-0 this season. In addition to her stellar effort on the mound Saturday, Corrigan went 2-for-3 at the plate with three RBI’s and two runs scored. On senior day, she smacked a three-run homerun in the fifth inning.

Ashley Fusaro also pounded out a homerun for the Belles in the second game with a three-run shot in the first inning. Maureen Healy went 2-for-3 at the leadoff spot with three runs scored to aid in the offensive onslaught.

Tri-State University 8, Saint Mary's College 3 (Apr 26, 2008 at Notre Dame, IN) (Game 1)
Tri-State University 100 214 0 -  8 10  1      (27-4, 11-2 MIAA)
Saint Mary's College 021 000 0 -  3  5  2      (22-8, 11-4 MIAA)
Pitchers: Tri-State University - Matthews. Saint Mary's College - C. Davison.
Win-Matthews(9-1)  Loss-C. Davison(11-8)  T-  A-0
HR TSU - Graham 2; Richardson.

Saint Mary's College 8, Tri-State University 0 (Apr 26, 2008 at Notre Dame, IN) (Game 2)
Saint Mary's College 301 040  -  8  8  1      (23-8, 12-4 MIAA)
Tri-State University 000 00X  -  0  2  2      (27-5, 11-3 MIAA)
Pitchers: Saint Mary's College - M. Corrigan. Tri-State University - Hudson; English(5).
Win-M. Corrigan(12-0)  Loss-Hudson(9-2)  T-1:00  A-65
HR SMC - M. Corrigan; A. Fusaro.
Hudson faced 2 batters in the 5th.