SAINT MARY OF THE WOODS, Ind. – The Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College softball team swept day two of the SMWC Softball Classic on Sunday to finish the weekend 4-0 and improve to 18-4 overall.
The Pomeroys defeated Cleary to start the day in a thrilling 6-5 nine inning game and then turned around and defeated Robert Morris – Springfield 11-4 to finish the weekend.
The Pomeroys jumped out to an early 4-0 lead against Cleary before the Cougars stalled SMWC's offense and scored two runs in the second and fifth to tie the game up heading into the sixth. The seventh and eighth innings went by scoreless, and then Cleary scored one run in the top of ninth to threaten SMWC's seven game winning streak. The Pomeroys, much like yesterday's game with the Cougars, pulled through in the bottom of the ninth as senior Emma Riffe hit a walk off single to score sophomore Baylee Waters and Hollie Jones.
The second and final game of the weekend saw SMWC take home an 11-4 victory to win its ninth straight game. The Pomeroys jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings before the Eagles answered with one run in the third inning that was matched by five runs from the Pomeroys.
With SMWC leading 10-1 heading into the fourth, the Pomeroys added their final run in the bottom of the fourth before allowing the Eagles to take on three runs in the fifth. In the end, junior Christian Chambers picked up her fourth win of the season, as SMWC won 11-4.
Waters went a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate with one RBI, while Riffe went 2-for-3 and scored two runs. Freshman Lisa Scott rounded out SMWC's performance at the plate with a 2-for-4 performance that included two RBIs.
SMWC will be back in action at home on Tuesday April 4 vs. Indiana University Southeast at 3:30 p.m.