NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The St. Bonaventure University softball team used balanced hitting and a strong outing from Rylee Hehir to defeat Samford 8-0 in game one Sunday morning. In the second game of the day the Bonnies fell to host Belmont, 6-0.
Game One – St. Bonaventure 8, Samford 0 | Box Score (PDF)
Hehir pitched a complete game shutout for the Bonnies, picking up her fourth win of the season. Kaitlin Caringi drove in two runs and had a double to lead the St. Bonaventure offense.
Freshman Grace Perechinsky doubled home Blencowe in the top of the third. Perechinsky also crossed home on a passed ball one batter later for a 5-0 Bonnies lead.
Olivia Golay smacked an RBI double down the left field line, scoring Blencowe. With two runners on Caringi stepped up and hit a two-run double to left field that pushed the lead to 8-0.
Hehir grabbed her fourth straight win in the circle while going the distance. She allowed only four hits and struck out three Samford batters.
Game Two – Belmont 6, St. Bonaventure 0 | Box Score (PDF)
Belmont got on the board first in the second inning on an RBI single off the bat of Bailey Sims.
A two-run triple from Hayley Baker and a Cheyenne Cavanaugh RBI single up the middle extended the Bruin lead to 4-0.
Jess Andree smacked a pair of solo home runs in the fourth and six innings, putting the lead at 6-0.
The Bonnies now stand at 5-13 while Belmont improves to 19-4.
St. Bonaventure begins Atlantic 10 Conference play Saturday, March 24 on the road at George Washington. The Bonnies will play a doubleheader Saturday beginning at 1:00 p.m. and conclude the three-game series on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
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