GAME DETAILS

Game 1 – Saint Louis 11, St. Bonaventure 0 (5 innings)

Game 2 – Saint Louis 10, St. Bonaventure 1 (5 innings)

Friday, April 6, 2018

Dayton, Ohio

 

THE BASICS

• Sadie Wise hit her 13th and 14th home runs to become Saint Louis’ single-season record holder, and the Billikens swept St. Bonaventure in an Atlantic 10 Conference doubleheader, 11-0 and 10-1, Friday afternoon in Dayton, Ohio.

Wise’s 14 homers are one more than the previous school standard established by Mackenzie Peter in 2016. She drove in seven runs on the day.

The sweep lifted SLU to 21-16 overall and 7-3 in the A-10. St. Bonaventure is 8-19, 1-7.

 

GAME 1 – HOW IT HAPPENED

Saint Louis took command by plating seven runs in the bottom of the second inning. Kaylyn Breitbach began the scoring with an RBI single, and Mackenzie Lawson’s two-run double made it 3-0. Maria Connell drove in a run with a sacrifice fly, while the fifth run scored on Lauren Lomax’s ground ball. Wise completed the outburst with a rare two-RBI sacrifice fly for a 7-0 Billiken cushion.

The Bills made it 8-0 in the third when Breitbach doubled with two outs and scored on an error.

Wise launched her record-tying home run, a two-run blast, in the fourth. Allie Macfarlane followed with her fourth homer of the season to finish the Saint Louis scoring.

 

GAME 1 – BILLIKEN NOTABLES

• Maddie Baalman registered her 13th victory (13-10). Baalman struck out five and yielded three hits and three walks.

• Kat Lane doubled and singled, and Macfarlane added a single for a two-hit game.

• Kaylea Chappelle, Alyssa Tarquinio and Maria Balistreri contributed a single apiece. Balistreri’s hit was the first of her career.

 

GAME 2 – HOW IT HAPPENED

Wise wasted no time claiming the home run record as she produced a two-run shot in the first inning to put Saint Louis on top.

The Billikens tallied four times in the second. The first run scored on a wild pitch, and sacrifice flies by Connell and Lane chased home two more runs. Wise capped the inning with an RBI single.

Connell drove in her second run of the game with a third-inning fielder’s choice, increasing the SLU lead to 7-0.

Macfarlane put the finishing touch on the Billikens’ offensive onslaught with a three-run double in the fourth.

St. Bonaventure scored its only run in the fifth.

 

GAME 2 – BILLIKEN NOTABLES

• Kaylea Chappelle (6-4) went the distance in the circle. Chappelle allowed five hits, did not issue a walk and struck out one.

Breitbach had two hits, including a double.

Lomax and Tarquinio collected two singles apiece.

 

UP NEXT

The Billikens welcome 20th-ranked Arkansas to the Billiken Sports Center for a nonconference doubleheader Tuesday, April 10. The twinbill starts at 2 p.m.