GAME DETAILS

Game 1 – Saint Louis 5, Chattanooga 3

Game 2 – Saint Louis 5, UT Martin 3

Ole Miss Classic

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Oxford, Mississippi

 

THE BASICS

• Maddie Baalman pitched 7 1/3 innings of scoreless relief over two games, and Saint Louis concluded play in the Ole Miss Classic Sunday with 5-3 victories over Chattanooga and UT Martin.

The Billikens, who went 3-2 in the tournament, improved to 6-8.

Baalman was the winning pitcher in both contests to even her record at 4-4.

 

GAME 1 – HOW IT HAPPENED

Saint Louis struck first with three runs in the top of the third inning. Lauren Lomax drove in the first run with a single, and Kaylyn Breitbach scored the second on a wild pitch. Kat Lane’s groundout drove in the third run.

Chattanooga tied it with a run in the third and two in the fourth.

The Billikens scored the winning run and an insurance marker in the fifth. Allie Macfarlane (double) and Sadie Wise (single) produced run-scoring hits.

Baalman entered with two outs in the fourth and worked out of a bases-loaded jam. She allowed two baserunners in the fifth and seventh innings but kept Chattanooga off the board.

 

GAME 1 – BILLIKEN NOTABLES

Baalman struck out three in her 3 1/3 innings of work.

• Kaylea Chappelle doubled, while Alyssa Chavez and Alyssa Tarquinio had a single apiece.

 

GAME 2 – HOW IT HAPPENED

The Billikens took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second on a solo blast by Chavez, her second home run of the season, and Maria Connell’s two-out RBI single.

Breitbach made it 3-0 with a fourth-inning sacrifice fly.

UT Martin plated three runs in the sixth, and the game went to extra innings.

With the bases loaded in the ninth, pinch hitter Chappelle drove in a run with a ground ball, and a second run crossed on an error.

Baalman set the Skyhawks down in order in the bottom of the frame.

 

GAME 2 – BILLIKEN NOTABLES

Baalman yielded just one hit in four innings.

Chavez added a double for a two-hit game.

Tarquinio singled twice, while Macfarlane, Wise and Kallen Loveless each collected a single.

 

UP NEXT

Saint Louis competes in the Eastern Kentucky Invitational Friday-Sunday, March 9-11. The Billikens play Akron (twice), Northern Illinois, Western Carolina and Eastern Kentucky.