Belles Blank Hornets
Game One Box Score - Game Two Box Score
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Saint Mary's softball team picked up a pair of shut-out wins with 8-0 (5 innings) and 15-0 (5 innings) victories against Kalamazoo on Saturday.
The Belles took the lead in the top of the first inning of game one and never looked back. Lauren Enayati reached on an error to start the game, moved up on a sacrifice bunt, and later scored from third on a single by Angela Gillis. After setting the Hornets down in order, Saint Mary's plated five runs in the top of the second inning to completely take control of the opener. Enayati, Victoria Connelly, Morgan Bedan, Callie Selner, and Gillis all scored on four consecutive hits by the Belles in the inning as Saint Mary's would hit through the line up.
Saint Mary's tacked a pair on in the top of the third as Enayati scored for the third time in as many innings while Connelly also crossed home plate for the Belles.
Callie Selner did not allow a runner to advance past second base and earned the shut-out victory in game one, allowing just four hits in five innings with three strike outs.
Selner helped her own cause at the plate with a 3-for-4 performance with two runs batted in and a run scored. Morgan Bedan was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs while scoring a run. Angela Gillis also had a pair of hits, two RBIs, and a run scored for the Belles.
Saint Mary's offense provided an even larger punch in game two by scoring 15 runs on 18 hits in just four innings as each member of the starting line up had at least one hit. The Belles hit through the order in the second inning on their way to five runs and sent nine batters to the plate while scoring five more runs in the fourth.
Callie Selner again threw every pitch of the contest as she shut down Kalamazoo with a six hit, one walk, two strikeout performance in five innings for her second win on the day.
Victoria Connelly went 4-for-4 with four runs scored and an RBI to lead the game-two offensive efforts. Kristen Nelson was also perfect at the plate as the senior went 2-for-2 with a double, a walk, three runs, and a run batted in for the Belles. Lauren Enayati had a 3-for-4 performance at the dish with four RBIs while scoring three runs. Selner, Angela Gillis, and Jordie Wasserman all collected a pair of hits to aid the Belles in the nightcap.
Saint Mary's (24-10, 9-5 MIAA) will take a break from conference action as they travel to Manchester for a doubleheader against the Spartans beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25.