Pomeroys sweep Robert Morris-Springfield in home finale

April 22, 2014

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. – The Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College women’s softball team won its fourth consecutive game with a decisive sweep of USCAA foe Robert Morris-Springfield on Tuesday afternoon.  The Pomeroys took game one 10-0 and game two 10-1, both in five innings.  The Pomeroys were victorious in all four games this season against Robert Morris-Springfield.  The No. 1 team in the USCAA would outscore the Eagles 20-1 in today’s twin bill. 

SMWC 10 Robert Morris 0

In the opening game, the Pomeroys would be the first to get on the board in the first inning after three quick strikeouts by Brooke Jordan.  Sarah Burnham would get the Pomeroys their first hit of the game with a one out double.  Jordan would follow with a single, moving Burnham to third.  Kirby Schuble would hit a 2 RBI single that gave the Pomeroys a 2-0 lead.

Jordan would begin the top of the second with two quick strikeouts and a putout.  She struck out the first five Eagle batters of the ballgame and would finish with six for the game.  SMWC would score one more run in the second when Rebecca Latta would cross the plate after an Emma Riffe pop out to center field.  After two innings, SMWC held a 3-0 lead. 

Neither team would score in the third, but the big inning of the game for the Pomeroys would come in the fourth.  SMWC would put a seven-spot on the scoreboard in the inning.  After three quick outs for Robert Morris in the fifth, the game would end on the mercy rule of scoring eight or more runs after five innings. 

Jordan was clinical in the circle for the Pomeroys in game one.  She picked up her 13th win of the season and currently leads the USCAA in wins.  In 5.0 innings pitched, Jordan (13-6) finished with 6 strikeouts, 0 walks, and 0 earned runs off 1 hit.  She has only allowed two hits in her last two outings.   

For the game, SMWC finished with 15 hits.  Schuble had a game-high 4 RBIs. 

SMWC 10 Robert Morris 1

In the nightcap, the Pomeroys would continue to light up the scoreboard.  In the first inning, SMWC would score the first run of the game when Jordan hit an RBI double that scored Burnham.  Two more runs would score in the second for SMWC. Emma Riffe would hit an RBI double, scoring Kimberly Strattman.  Moments later, Riffe would steal home base to give the Pomeroys a 3-0 advantage after two innings of play. 

Similar to the first game, the Pomeroys would put a seven-spot on the board, this time in the third inning of game two.  RBIs by Strattman, Lange, Riffe, Jordan, Painter, and a bases loaded walk would create all seven runs to cross the plate for the Pomeroys in the third. 

Robert Morris-Springfield would score their only run of the game in the fourth with a two-out RBI double.   

Burnham also had a strong game in the circle for the Pomeroys.  She picked up her 10th win of the season.  In 5.0 innings pitched, Burnham (10-7) finished with 8 strikeouts, 0 walks, and 1 earned run off 4 hits.        

After today’s victories, the Pomeroy record now sits at 23-13.  They have won four straight games and five of their last six.  Over the past four games, the Pomeroys have outscored its opponents by a combined score of 41-2.  The Pomeroys will play their next doubleheader tomorrow (Wednesday) against Marian University.  The twin bill will be played in Indianapolis, Ind. with the first of two games beginning at 3:30 p.m.