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HELENA – HELENA, Mont. – Allison Bayer went 7-7 from the plate, including a two-run home run and Allison Williams and Tess Eaton shined on the mound to lead Carroll to a doubleheader sweep of Providence 4-0 in game one and 11-3 in five innings in game two.
“Today was a good way to finish this first three day stretch of games this week,” head coach Aaron Jackson said. “We were able to take of advantage of some miscues in game one and in then in game two we were able to string together hard hit balls. Our pitching and defense were solid is again.”
The Saints got the scoring going in the third inning when Bayer singled to the shortstop and beat out the throw to first, during the throw, Kendall Mooney scored from third base to put the Saints up 1-0.
In the fifth, Bayer hit a single down the left field line and Williams followed it up in the next at-bat with a double down the line to score Bayer from first.
Brooke Yarnall reached on an error to score Williams and Megan McCormick hit into another error to score Yarnall to put the Saints up 4-0. The score would hold through the remainder of the game.
Williams put up a gem, she allowed just three hits and retired the last 11 batters to earn the shutout win. She struck out seven and walked one in the stellar performance.
Bayer was 4-4 with two doubles and two singles, she also added an RBI. Williams, Yarnall, and McCormick added RBIs.
In game two, the Carroll offense came alive.
The Saint scored on a Yarnall grounder to second base which scored Anna ApRoberts. Carroll added a run when the Providence catcher overthrew second base and Bayer scored from third.
In the second inning, ApRoberts doubled down the right-field line to score Jaylin Kenney and Mooney.
The Argos picked up a pair of runs in the top of the third inning, but the Saints picked them back up in the home half of the inning.
Kenney batted in Tianna Sell on a fielder’s choice and later scored on a single from Williams to left field to give Carroll an 8-2 lead.
Providence picked a run in the top of the fourth to cut the lead to 8-3.
In the bottom of the fifth, ApRoberts singled to center field. Bayer capped her stellar say with a home run to dead center to give Carroll a 10-3 lead. Williams singled to right center and Yarnall hammered a double down the right-field line to score Williams from first and earn the walk-off run-rule win.
Tess Eaton allowed three hits and three runs, all of them unearned. She stuck out seven and walked three.
Bayer was 3-3 with a walk and three RBIs to again lead the Carroll offense. Six Saints notched multiple hits and Yarnall also tallied three RBIs.
“Allison Bayer had a huge day with seven hits,” Jackson said. “She was locked in and had great confidence in the box. I challenged the whole team in game two to get in the box and take big hacks. They responded to that and I felt that each batter made great adjustments.”
The Saints continue the home stand Friday and Saturday against Northwest University and close out the series against Providence Sunday. All games are slated for Centennial Park if field conditions improve.