By Mike Woolf
The Benedictine women’s softball team went a perfect 4-0 over the weekend, sweeping double headers against both Alverno College and Rockford College.
In game one against Alverno, Benedictine tallied runs in just two different innings. Fortunately for the Eagles, they were able to put up crooked numbers in both frames.
In the third inning, Chelsea White reached on a fielder’s choice, driving in a run. Benedictine would get two more runs in the frame, one on an error and another on a sacrifice fly from Sarah Koch.
In the sixth, Koch hit a solo home run to put the Eagles up 4-1. In the same inning, White extended the lead with a bases-loaded double that plated three, helping Benedictine win 7-1.
Melissa Guzior was solid on the mound for the Eagles, going the distance while allowing just the one run on four hits, and striking out five.
In game two, Benedictine once again used the long ball to their advantage. White hit a two run shot in the third, while Melissa Stoch hit a solo blast in the fourth.
In their half of the fourth, Alverno scored five runs of their own, three of which came on a home run from Emily Ortner, taking a 5-3 lead into the fifth inning.
However, the Eagles scored 6 unanswered runs to end the ball game. Koch and White both recorded RBI singles, while Kailee Cable and Alex Daviera both hit home runs, leading Benedictine to a 9-5 victory.
In game one on Sunday against Rockford, the Eagles never let the Regents into the ballgame, scoring the first six runs of the contest.
Kelly Mieszala tripled in the third to drive in a run, and White brought her home on a sacrifice fly.
The rest of the runs for Benedictine came in the fifth, as the Eagles used small ball to tally four runs. A few sacrifices and a Koch single gave Benedictine all they would need, winning 6-1.
In the second game, the Eagles once again jumped all over Rockford. Although the Regents scored a pair of runs in the first, Benedictine got three of their own in the inning, thanks in part to an Ashley Parrott single.
The combination of 13 Eagle hits and five Rockford errors led to an easy 11-3 win for Benedictine. Eight different Eagles recorded hits, and Kelly Loy picked up her fourth win of the year, while Parrott notched the save.
Benedictine is back in action on Monday, as they travel to Wisconsin Lutheran College for a double header in Milwaukee.