EDITOR’S NOTE: CARROLL COLLEGE SPORTS INFORMATION PRESS RELEASE
HELENA – Carroll College softball topped Northwest (Wash.) 5-1 and 6-4 for a doubleheader sweep to move to 25-12 (12-7 CCC) on the season and surpass the 2016 season as the most wins in school history. The Saints also clinched the series win.
In another historic note, Allison Williamsnotched a school record 12 strikeouts in game one and added a two-run home run to help her own cause.
Williams had a perfect game going until the fourth inning in the first game. She struck out eight through three innings.
Offensively, Carroll got on the board in the second inning when, with the bases loaded, Kendall Mooney singled to left field to clear the bases and score Natalie Gaber, Brooke Yarnall and Williams.
In the third inning Allison Bayer doubled in the next at-bat, Williams hammered a ball over the left-center fence to extend the lead to 5-0.
The Eagles broke up the perfect game in the fourth and added a run in the process. NU would add an additional hit in the top of the seventh, but that is all they could muster.
Williams moved to 11-6 on the year with the win. She allowed just two hits and didn’t walk a singled batter. The lone run scored was unearned.
Bayer, Williams and Mooney had two hits each. Mooney had three RBIs and Williams added two.
In game two, Northwest got on the board early with a run in the first inning, but the Saints responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning. Bayer doubled to left-center and Jaylin Kenney and Anna ApRoberts scored.
In the third, NU tied the game before the Saints added two runs in the bottom half of the inning. Williams hit a fluke single just 10 feet in front of the plate to score TJ Rucker. Two at-bats later, Brooke Yarnall stole second and a throwing error by the catcher left the plate open for Williams who scored from third to extend the lead to 4-2.
In the fourth, Mooney doubled to score Katie Huisman and in the fifth, Brittany Hogan singled to right to score Williams.
Northwest added a pair of runs on a home run in the top of the seventh, but it wouldn’t be enough as the Saints closed out the win.
Brown came in in the fourth, she gave up two runs and four hits and struck out one in the win.
Three Saints picked up multiple hits and Bayer had two RBIs while Williams, Hogan and Mooney notched one RBI each.
Carroll and Northwest close out the series Saturday with a doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m. at the Capital HS Field.