Saturday scoreboard: Saints softball jumps into first with sweep in Billings
Saint Martin’s 18, MSU-Billings 15
Saint Martin’s 12, MSU-Billings 3 – Recap from SMUSaints.com
The 23rd ranked Saint Martin’s softball team secured their second straight 30 win season with an 18-15 abd 12-3 doubleheader sweep of MSU-Billings in rainy Montana.
Game one saw the Saints take a 10-0 lead before surrendering nine runs in the fourth inning and six more over the next two innings and the Yellowjackets took a 15-13 lead into the seventh inning. But Lacey McGladrey’s two run bomb in the top of the seventh gave the Saints a 16-15 lead and they would tack on a pair more and held on for the win.
McGladery led the way for the Saints going 4-for-5 with three runs scored and three RBI. Sam Munger went the distance and picked up her 15th win of the season despite giving up 13 earned runs.
More last inning heroics followed the Saints in game two. The two teams were deadlocked at three before Joselyn Eugenio’s three run homer in the fifth inning broke things wide open. Aubree Pocklington capped off the inning with a three run homer of her own to give the Saints a 9-3 win.
Saint Martin’s moved to 30-11 overall and 12-4 in GNAC play and with Simon Fraser idle, the Saints jumped into first place in the conference.
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