Saint Louis 7, Omaha 2
Saint Louis 8, Northern Colorado 5
Billiken Spring Tournament
Friday, March 15, 2019
Billiken Sports Center
Every Saint Louis starter had at least two hits as the Billikens won twice in the Billiken Spring Tournament Friday, defeating Omaha 7-2 and Northern Colorado 8-5.
GAME 1 – HOW IT HAPPENED
• Omaha tallied twice in the top of the first inning, only to see Saint Louis even the score in the bottom half on Megan LoBianco’s two-out, two-run double.
• The Billikens exploded for five runs in the fifth, beginning with LoBianco’s sacrifice fly. Kaylyn Breitbach followed with a two-run home run, her second of the season, and Kat Lane drove in the final two runs with a single.
GAME 1 – BILLIKEN NOTABLES
• Kallen Loveless went the distance in the circle and chalked up a career-high 10 strikeouts. Loveless allowed seven hits, with just four coming after the first inning.
• LoBianco also had a single for a two-hit game.
• Mackenzie Lawson doubled and singled.
• Kristi Stevenson registered two singles.
• Sadie Wise and Allie Herron picked up a single apiece.
GAME 2 – HOW IT HAPPENED
• Saint Louis wasted no time establishing command, scoring four times in the first. Maria Connell’s RBI single got things started, Gabbie Kowalik’s squeeze bunt made it 2-0, and Breitbach doubled the lead with a two-run single.
• Northern Colorado scored its first run in the top of the second.
• Lawson blasted her second homer of the season, a three-run shot, in the third to expand the lead to 7-1.
• Wise’s two-out RBI single in the fifth put the Bills in front 8-1.
• Northern Colorado brought the tying run to the plate after scoring four unearned runs in the seventh, but starter Aubrey Hacke was able to nail down the final out.
GAME 2 – BILLIKEN NOTABLES
• Hacke recorded her first win as a Billiken. She allowed no earned runs, fanned four and walked only two.
• Lane went 3-for-4.
• Stevenson doubled and singled.
• Connell and Kowalik turned in two singles apiece, and Herron added a single.
The Billiken Spring Tournament continues Saturday with five games beginning at 10 a.m. However, the Billikens do not play again in the tournament until Sunday when they take on Detroit Mercy at 10 a.m.