(Editor’s note: Carroll College athletics release)
MISSOULA — Carroll College softball won one game of three played against the College of Idaho in a neutral site Cascade Conference tripleheader at the Grizzly Softball Field in Missoula.
The Saints fell 6-4 in the first game, won the second 6-5 and dropped the third 5-2.
In game one, the Yotes started the scoring in the third with four runs.
The Saints battled back to tie the game in the fourth with a single from Natalie Gaber to score Tianna Sell. Jaylin Kenney added a bases-loaded double to score Brooke Brewer, Brittany Smith and TJ Rucker.
The game remained tied until the top of the seventh when the C of I added a pair of runs. Carroll got one player runner on base, but couldn’t put a run across the plate, and the Yotes held on for the two-run win.
In game two, the Yotes opened the scoring in the second inning with two runs before the Carroll bats got into action in the third.
Allison Bayer singled to center field, scoring Kenney. After the Yotes picked up a pair of outs, the Saints went on a rally. Gaber again singled to center to score Bayer and Rucker.
In the next at-bat, Yarnall singled to center to score Gaber. The rally continued on the next at-bat when Kendall Mooney doubled down the left field line to score Yarnall and Gaber.
C of I added two runs in the top of the fourth before the Saints scored another run in the bottom of the fifth on a Kenney sac-fly to score Yarnall and give the Saints a 6-4 advantage.
The Yotes scored on more in the top of the seventh, but it wouldn’t be enough as Carroll earned the 6-5 win.
In the rubber match, The College of Idaho jumped out on top with five runs in the top of the second. They wouldn’t score for the remainder of the game, but it would be enough.
Carroll scored a run in the third inning with Gaber doubling to right center to score Brittany Hogan.
In the seventh, Kenney hit a sac-fly to left field to again score Hogan to cut the lead to 5-2, but that is as close as the Saints would come.
Gaber had a strong day, going 5-9 from the plate and adding four RBIs. Kenney tallied a team-high 5 RBIs on 3-11. Tess Eaton continued her undefeated season with her sixth win on the year.
Carroll travels west to play Northwest Christian in a pair of doubleheaders Friday and Saturday.