(Editor’s note: Carroll College Athletics release)
HELENA — The Carroll College Fighting Saints treated their home fans to a pair of wins, pushing their winning streak to five, as they took two games from Northwest Christian on Friday at Northwest Park.
Carroll (14-16, 7-10 Cascade Collegiate Conference) took the first game 4-1 and then grabbed game two by a score of 5-2, totaling three home runs on the day.
Northwest Christian (6-22, 3-13) jumped out to a 1-0 lead after one inning, but the Saints immediately responded.
Ali Williams hit a RBI single to tie the game at one before Megan McCormick lined out to second, but Anna ApRoberts scored on the play after an error.
Carroll added to its lead in the bottom of the third when ApRoberts scored on a throw to first after Amber Brewer struck out.
Williams struck again in the fifth, cranking a one-run homer to give the Saints a safe 4-1 lead. She went 2-for-3 on the day with two RBI, leading the Saints’ offense while getting it done on the pitcher’s mound, too.
The junior from Kalispell went seven innings, striking out six and walking two while allowing two hits and one earned run.
In the second game, the Beacons once again struck in the first inning, scoring the game’s opening run.
Once again, the Saints answered right back. Anna ApRoberts blasted a two-run homer to immediately reclaim the lead for Carroll and then Jessica Nimmo hit sacrifice fly to score another.
Holding a 3-1 lead, the Saints added to it in the fourth inning. Tianna Sell hit a two-run homer to give the Saints a 5-1 lead.
NCU got a run back in the fifth.
Kendall Mooney had a perfect game at the plate, going 3-for-3.
Tess Eaton got the win on the mound, throwing seven innings and striking out six while walking two and allowing just two runs.
The Saints played their home games at Capital High’s fields due to unplayable conditions at Centennial Park.
The Saints and CU conclude their series on Saturday at 10 a.m.