GAME DETAILS

Saint Louis 8, Rhode Island 6

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Billiken Sports Center

 

THE BASICS

Sadie Wise, Gabbie Kowalik and Mackenzie Lawson had two hits apiece and combined for seven RBIs in Saint Louis’ 8-6 win over Rhode Island Saturday afternoon, completing a sweep of a three-game Atlantic 10 Conference series on Senior Day.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

• Rhode Island took a 1-0 first-inning lead.

• Kaylyn Breitbach tied it in the SLU half of the first with a two-out RBI single.

• Wise made it 3-1 in the second with another two-out hit, this one a two-run triple.

• The Rams loaded the bases with nobody out in the third, but Billiken starter Kallen Loveless allowed only one run.

• In the SLU third, Lawson delivered a two-out, two-run single for a 5-2 SLU advantage.

• After Rhode Island scored twice in the fourth, Saint Louis went on top 6-4 in its half of the frame on Wise’s RBI double. It was Wise’s 16th two-bagger of the year, tying the Billikens’ single-season record.

• Rhody cut the lead in half with a tally in the sixth.

• In the SLU sixth, Kowalik provided insurance with her fifth home run of the season, a two-run shot that gave the Bills an 8-5 lead.

• The Rams scored once in the seventh and had the tying runs at second and third, but Kaylea Chappelle induced a popout to end the game.

 

BILLIKEN NOTABLES

• Kat Lane, Maria Connell and Aubrey Hacke had a single apiece.

• Chappelle pitched the final 3 1/3 innings to register the victory.

 

UP NEXT

The Billikens play a three-game A-10 series at Saint Joseph’s Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28.