(Editor’s note: Carroll College media release)
SURREY, B.C. – The Carroll College softball team again split with the University of British Columbia, dropping the first game 10-4 before coming back to win the final game of the week 4-1. The first game was the rubber match in the Cascade series meaning UBC picked up the series win.
In game one, British Columbia scored in the bottom of the second to take a 1-0 lead, but the Saints responded in the top of the third when Allison Bayer scored on a Tianna Sell single.
Things got out of hand for the Saints in the bottom of the third when UBC racked up eight runs in one inning to take control.
Carroll scored three runs in the third on a bases-loaded triple by Brooke Yarnall that score Sell, Anna ApRoberts and Jaylin Kenney, but that would be all of the offense that the Saints could muster.
The Thunderbirds added another run in the fifth and rolled to a 10-4 win.
The Saints tallied seven hits, including three by Jaylin Kenney. Allison Williams picked up the loss and is now 6-3 on the season.
In game two, the teams battled through four scoreless innings before the Saints got on the board in the top of the fifth. Sell singled up the middle to score Kenney. UBX answered in the bottom for the fifth to tie the game at 1-1, but the Saints would do the rest of the scoring in the game.
In the top of the sixth, Brittany Hogan reached on an error a Kendall Mooney, and Katie Huismann scored to give Carroll a 3-1 lead. The Saints picked up some insurance with a single by Courtney Schroeder in the seventh to score Sell.
UBC was unable to put a run across in the seventh, and the Saints earned the 4-1 win.
Kenney, Sell and Schroeder all picked up multiple hits in the games, and Brooke Brown pitched a solid game. She gave up seven hits, but just one run. She also struck out four.
Carroll went 6-2 on the week to move to 13-6 on the year, but dropped the season-opening series and is 1-2 in Cascade play.
The Saints are slated to host the College of Idaho next weekend in Helena, but the field conditions will likely be an issue with snow on the field. A decision will later in the week about reschedule or location change for the series.