The Hamline University softball team tallied 25 hits in two games as they swept St. Catherine University, 11-4 and 7-3, in their final home conference double-header of the season.
With the sweep, the Pipers are now 18-16, 12-8 MIAC and the Wildcats fall to 5-28-1, 2-17-1 MIAC. Hamline will play at St. Olaf tomorrow, Tuesday, May 3, at 4:00 p.m. in their final conference match-up of the season.Game 1 Box score
SCU 4 7 3
HU 11 13 1
As the Pipers celebrated "Senior Day," it was one of the five senior who drove in the first run of the game for the hosts. Erin Farley had an RBI ground-out in the first inning that put the Pipers up 1-0.
In the second, the Pipers exploded for five runs, using five hits and a Wildcat error. Another senior, Kristi Gravem, picked up an RBI on a single. Later in the inning a third senior, Heidi Larsen, knocked in two runs with the first of her four singles in the game.
Lauren Turitto picked up two RBIs in the fourth on a double down the right field line while Farley had a two-run homer in the sixth.
Larsen went 4-for-4 in the game with three RBIs and three runs scored. Farley was 2-for-3 at the plate, scoring two runs and driving in three.
Senior Kelsey Tacheny threw a complete game to get the win, striking out five batters.
Game 2 Box score
SCU 3 10 2
HU 7 12 1
Hamine took a quick lead in the second game, as well. The Pipers used an RBI single from Farley and a two-RBI double by Laura Randall to go up 3-0 after an inning of play.
The Wildcats knotted up the score with a run in the second and a pair in the third. Hamline didn't let the score remain tied for long, as Farley hit a double in the bottom of the third and scored on a single up the middle by Randall.
Brianna Vela, who came in to the game with the score tied 3-3 in the top of the third, went on to hold the Wildcats scoreless for the rest of the game. She threw five innings in relief, scattering three hits.
In the second game, Randall was 3-for-4 at the plate and drove in three runs. Farley had two RBIs on 2-for-4 hitting.