Softball Drops Doubleheader to Saint Louis
Box Scores: Game One | Game Two
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – The St. Bonaventure softball team (12-12, 2-2 Atlantic 10) dropped a pair of games against Saint Louis (16-18, 3-3) in a doubleheader at McGraw-Jennings Field on Sunday.
SBU had won three of four coming in, but had its record evened with a 5-1 loss in the opener and a 4-1, five inning setback to conclude the day.
The Bonnies stranded seven runners through the first three innings of the opener and Saint Louis broke the game open in the fourth. The Billikens plated five runs on five hits, taking control for good as Hannah Huebbe worked a complete-game three hitter that included eight strikeouts.
Lindsay Stowell finished the game 2-for-3 with a walk, with Ashley Snider's single up the middle in the bottom half of the fourth bringing Kelli Rohan around for the Bonnies' only run.
The Billikens maintained momentum in the second game, scoring a lone run in the top of the first. SBU capitalized on a pair of outfield errors to plate its only run of the contest three innings later, as Brooke Frey scored from first following a centerfield fielding miscue and errant throw home.
After the game was knotted, 1-1, Saint Louis answered with another barrage of runs to build a 4-1 lead through five innings. The Billikens – led by a three-run home run from Rachel Faletto – led 8-1 with one out in the sixth before the game was called due to rain and reverted back to five full innings.
The Bonnies host Rhode Island Friday and Saturday before UMass visits McGraw-Jennings Field on Easter Sunday for a doubleheader.