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Saint Mary’s Season Ends at MIAA Tournament

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ALMA, MI – The Saint Mary’s softball season came to an end on Thursday as they dropped a pair of games at the MIAA Tournament. In the first game, Tri-State used late runs to post a 6-3 win then in the consolation round, Hope knocked the Belles out of the tournament with a 7-1 victory.

The Belles, who came into the tournament as the No. 2 seed, complete the season with a 23-10 record.

In the first game against Tri-State, the Thunder broke a 3-3 tie in the top of the sixth when Karly Hooker scored on a Leslie Schudel double. Tri-State added a pair of insurance runs in the top of the seventh for the winning margin.

Tri-State started the contest by scoring the first three runs but the Belles responded with two runs in the fourth and eventually tied the game on Calli Davison’s first homerun of the season in the fifth.

Ashley Peterson posted her 18th multi-hit game of the season with a 2-for-3 effort. During the game the sophomore posted her 54th and 55th hits on the season which sets a new College record. The previous mark for hits in a season was 53 set by Andrea Arena in 1997.

Against Hope, the Flying Dutch scored the game’s first three runs and never looked back in the win. Deidra Enochs held the Saint Mary’s offense in checking by firing a complete game four-hitter. Hope came into the tournament as the fourth seed.

Saint Mary’s cut into their three-run deficit with an RBI double by Ashley Fusaro but Hope responded with a run in the fifth and three in the sixth to seal the win.

Tri-State 6, Saint Mary's College 3 (May 01, 2008 at Alma, Mich.)
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Tri-State ............... 000 301 2 - 6 8 2 (29-6)
Saint Mary's College 000 210 0 - 3 6 1 (23-9)
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Pitchers: Tri-State - English. Saint Mary's College - M. Corrigan.
Win-English(9-2) Loss-M. Corrigan(12-1) T-1:19 A-143
HR TSU - Graham (7); B. Stensland (5).
HR SMC - C. Davison (1).

Hope College 7, Saint Mary's College 1 (May 01, 2008 at Alma, Michigan)
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Saint Mary's College 000 100 0 - 1 4 1 (23-10)
Hope College........ 300 013 X - 7 13 2 (24-13)
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Pitchers: Saint Mary's College - M. Corrigan; C. Davison(3). Hope College - Enochs.
Win-Enochs(9-4) Loss-M. Corrigan(12-2) T-1:00 A-174
HR HOPE - Duimstra (2); Tanouye (3).