Belles Drop Pair to #21 Trine
Game One Box Score - Game Two Box Score
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's softball team dropped both ends of a doubleheader against No. 21 Trine by 7-1 and 6-1 scores on Tuesday.
In the opener, the visiting Thunder scored runs in the first, second, third, fourth, and sixth innings. At the midway point of the contest Trine led 6-0 as the Belles took their at-bats in the bottom of the fourth. Emily Sherwood got things going for Saint Mary's with a two-out double to right-center field. After a pair of walks to Kristen Nelson and Lauren Enayati loaded the bases, Victoria Connelly laced a single to left field to plate Sherwood for the Belles' run.
Trine, however, stopped the Saint Mary's rally as the Belles would finish the opener by leaving 10 runners on base.
Callie Selner was handed the loss in the circle after going seven complete innings and allowing four earned runs with three strikeouts.
Jordie Wasserman was 2-for-2 at the plate with a pair of singles and was hit by a pitch. Emily Sherwood was 2-for-3 for the Belles with a double and a run scored.
In game two, the Belles came up with some big defensive stands in the second and fourth innings as Trine had runners in scoring position but came up empty handed. In the fifth, the Thunder would score six runs on six hits, including a pair of home runs, to take the momentum in the closely-played contest.
The Belles were able to respond right away in the top of the sixth. Lauren Enayati led the inning off with a double to left field. The senior then moved to third on a bunt single by Victoria Connelly. Morgan Bedan drove Enayati in with a grounder in the infield to get Saint Mary's on the scoreboard. Callie Selner and Angela Gillis delivered back-to-back hits, but the Belles' rally ended with just one run in the frame.
Saint Mary's threatened in their final at-bats of the day with a pair of singles by Kate Mitchell and Kristen Nelson, but the Belles' efforts would be stopped short in the 6-1 decision.
Angela Gillis suffered the loss after surrendering all six of the Thunder's runs while also striking out a pair. Callie Selner came in in relief, allowing one hit in 1.1 innings of work.
Seven different players registered a hit for the Belles in game two. Lauren Enayati had a double and scored a run while Angela Gillis also notched a double.
The Belles (20-10, 5-5 MIAA) will get back to action on Thursday, April 19 when they travel to Albion for a conference doubleheader beginning at 3:30 p.m.