ST Joseph, Min. – Bats were silent for the Carlton College softball teams as the Knights left both ends of the conference-opening doubleheader at the College of St. Benedict’s. On a cold afternoon, Bennis won 10-1 (6 innings) and 9-1 (5 innings).
Carlton was limited to four hits a day, with two singles per game, while St Benz collected 24 hits, with a Baker’s dozen extra bases.
Game 1 Recap
Carlton (12-5, 0-2 MIAC) scored the first run of the game Brianna Schaefer (Fy./San Diego, Calif./Mar Vista) walked to top off lead in first inning, stole second and scored All Collins (Fy./Ashburn, Va./Riverside) Single. Unfortunately, the Knights only got one hit from the rest of the match, and not a runner past the second base.
Saint Benedict (15-2, 3-0 MIAC) tied the game with one run in the second inning and scored six in the fourth inning. The hosts ended the game with a three-run rally at the bottom of the sixth inning, ending the game with a walk-off double by Megan Eriksson, who went on to win four doubles and seven RBIs at 5-7.
Game 2 Recap
St. Benedict’s took an 8-0 lead by scoring multiple runs in first, second and third innings.
Carlton scored on a run in the fifth inning through a singles bye Michael Jelsey (Sr./Yuba City, Calif./Yuba City) and Faith Hanshow (Jr. / The Woodlands, Texas / The Woodlands Christian Acc.) And a Sacrifice Fly By Helen Moses (So./Denver, Colo./Denver East).
Bennis won their second walk-off of the day, this time with a base-loaded word at the bottom of the frame.
Next to the Nights
Carlton will look to return as the Knights head to St. Mary’s University for a doubleheader on Saturday, April 9th. The first pitch is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.