Walk-off single gives St. Bonaventure victory against Saint Louis
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. -- A five-run rally in the fourth inning rally and a walk-off RBI single by Emily Belfield gave St. Bonaventure (4-20, 1-2 Atlantic 10) a 6-5 victory over Saint Louis Billikens (18-14, 5-2 A-10) on Sunday.
Saint Louis opened the scoring in the top of the first on a solo home run by Lindsay Friedman and on a sacrifice fly by Elizabeth Everingham that brought home Alex Nickel.
The Billikens added three more runs in the top of the fourth on a Friedman double that drove in Katie Kroeger and Mackenzie Peter and on a Nickel single that brought Friedman home.The Bonnies responded with a five-run bottom of the fourth rally in which Belfield scored on a single by Grace Rooney and on a grand slam by Ashley Snider that drove in Rooney, pinch runner Katherine Caboot and Desiree Gonzalez.
St. Bonaventure completed the comeback in the bottom of the seventh with Belfield's game-winning single that brought McDonough home.
Kristen Hickling pitched a complete game for the Brown and White, allowing three walks, five runs (four earned) and nine hits. Saint Louis pitcher Brianna Lore pitched 6.1 innings and allowed a walk, six earned runs and 11 hits with five strikeouts.
Belfield, Anndrea Burgess, McDonough and Snider recorded two hits for the Bonnies. Friedman, Nickel and Peter each picked two hits for the Billikens. Both teams committed an error in the contest.