SMC vs. Trine
Season Comes to Close at Trine
ANGOLA, Ind. - The 2009 season for the Saint Mary's softball team came to a close with a pair of losses to Trine University by 8-3 and 5-1 scores on Saturday.
In game one, the Belles wasted little time getting on the scoreboard. Lauren Enayati led off the game with a single. After Enayati moved over to second on a groundout, Ashley Peterson drove the freshman in on a double to left center field to put the Belles up 1-0.
The Thunder, who were vying for first place in the MIAA, would respond each time the Belles scored a run with offense of their own beginning with four runs in the bottom of the first inning.
In the top of the fourth inning, Peterson led off with a solo home run, the 12th of her career, to cut the lead to 4-2.
Trine added three runs in the bottom of the fourth to push their lead to 7-2.
In the fifth inning, Enayati once again started off the inning with a single. Two batters later, Peterson drove in Enayati for the second time in the contest with a single to plate the Belles' third run of the game.
The Thunder added another run in the bottom of the fifth and held on for the 8-3 win in game one.
Monica Palicki suffered the loss in the circle for the Belles, striking out a pair while pitching six innings.
Peterson finished game one with a 3-for-3 performance at the dish with a walk, a double, a home run, and three RBIs. Lauren Enayati added a 2-for-4 effort in game one with a pair of runs scored.
In the second game of the doubleheader, the Thunder got two quick runs in the top of the first on their second home run of the day.
Enayati and Peterson picked up where they left off in the first game. Enayati led off with a single and scored two batters later when Peterson tallied her fourth hit of the day and first of the game, cutting the Thunder lead to 2-1 after one complete.
The Thunder, however, added two runs in the top of the third and one in the top of the sixth to ultimately take the 5-1 win and claim the outright MIAA championship.
Angela Gillis shouldered the loss on the mound in game two for the Belles while throwing seven complete innings.
Peterson led the way yet again for the Belles by going 2-for-3 with an RBI.
The Belles finish the season with a 22-12 overall and 6-8 in the MIAA.