Pomeroys sweep cross-town rival Rose-Hulman
April 16, 2014
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. – Highlighted by two three-run home runs by Carly Painter and Kirby Schuble, the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College women’s softball team swept its cross-town rival Rose-Hulman on Wednesday afternoon. The Pomeroys would win the first game 10-0 and second game 11-1 in five innings. SMWC would outscore Rose-Hulman 21-1 and outhit the visitors 19-5 in both games. The Pomeroys swept the series for the first time since 2012 and now lead the all-time series 14-8.
SMWC 10 Rose-Hulman 0
In the first game, the Pomeroys would be the first to get on the scoreboard in the first inning. After Sarah Burnham singled to center, she would steal second, advanced to third, and scored off a wild pitch to give the Pomeroys the early 1-0 lead.
Emma Riffe would put the Pomeroys up 3-0 in the second when she hit a RBI single that drove in two runs. The Pomeroy offense would continue to heat up in the third inning when the Pomeroys would score four runs across the plate. Jordan would get the first run with a sacrifice fly that scored Burnham from third. Shelby Turner would then hit an RBI single that would score Shelby Barnett. Rebecca Latta followed with a 2 RBI double that gave the Pomeroys a 7-0 lead after three innings.
Neither team would score in the fourth, but the game only needed one more inning. In the fifth, Carly Painter would hit a walk-off three-run home run to end the game in five innings. It was her third home run of the season.
For the game, the Pomeroys would score 10 runs off 10 hits and committed 0 errors. Rose-Hulman (13-9) only managed to get one hit and committed 3 errors.
Brooke Jordan was terrific in the circle for the Pomeroys in game one. She picked up her 12th win of the season and currently leads the USCAA in wins. In 5.0 innings pitched, Jordan (12-6) finished with 4 strikeouts, 0 walks, and 0 earned runs off 1 hit. (Read More)
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The United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) is a national organization that exists to provide quality athletic competition on a regional and national level. The USCAA focuses specifically on smaller institutions of higher learning and their student-athletes. The association believes that all athletes and programs deserve the same national opportunities as larger institutions. SMWC is an organization that can provide those opportunities.
SMWC's teams are known as the "Pomeroys." Their name was chosen in memory of alumna and faculty member Sister Mary Joseph Pomeroy, a Sister of Providence, who was a great advocate of athletics and physical fitness. The name "Pomeroy" is not so much a thing, but a spirit of athletic excellence and sportsmanship.