Pomeroys split in final regular season doubleheader

April 26, 2014

Owensboro, Ky. – The Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College women’s softball team played its final regular season doubleheader of the season on Saturday afternoon against the Lady Bearcats of Brescia University.  The Pomeroys would win a pitchers dual in the first game 2-0 in extra innings, but fell in the nightcap 5-4.  The Pomeroys conclude its regular season schedule with a 24-16 record and are currently ranked No. 1 in the USCAA Softball Coaches Poll for the fourth consecutive week.    

SMWC 2 Brescia 0

The first game would remain scoreless throughout with neither team able to put a run across the plate through seven innings.  SMWC and Brescia (20-15) would have runners in scoring position during the game, but would need extra innings to decide the outcome.

In the eighth, SMWC would plate two runs with RBI’s by Sarah Burnham and Ciara McClain.  Brooke Jordan would close out the bottom of the eighth without allowing a run as the Pomeroy took game one by a final score of 2-0.

In 8.0 innings pitched, Jordan (14-7) finished with 5 strikeouts, 1 walk, and 0 runs off 7 hits.  In two of the last three games, Jordan has pitched two scoreless games.  She currently ranks second in the USCAA in wins with 14. 

Brescia 5 SMWC 4

In the second game, the Pomeroys would get on the scoreboard first, plating three runs in the third inning.  Brescia (21-15) would respond to tie the game in the fourth scoring three runs of their own.

The Lady Bearcats would take the lead by scoring two runs in the fifth to give the home side a 5-3 advantage.  The Pomeroys would add one run in the sixth, but could not get the necessary run to tie the game in the seventh and Brescia came away with a 5-4 victory. 

For the Pomeroys, game two highlights included Burnham’s third homerun of the season. 

In 4.2 innings pitched, Burnham (10-9) finished with 4 strikeouts, 1 walk, and 3 earned runs off 8 hits.  Jordan would come in relief for Burnham in the fifth and pitch 1.1 innings. She struck out 2 and allowed 0 runs.        

After both games, the Pomeroys conclude the regular season with a 24-16 record.  The team will resume play May 11-14 in Akron, Ohio at the USCAA national tournament.