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College Softball: Westminster sweeps Blackburn

College Softball: Westminster sweeps Blackburn

April 16th, 2019 by Ryan Boland in College Sports

CARLINVILLE, Ill. — The Westminster Lady Blue Jays stretched their winning streak to four games by sweeping the Blackburn (Ill.) Lady Beavers in a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader Saturday.

Westminster raised its season record to 10-12 and moved to 10-2 in the SLIAC. Blackburn fell to 11-15 overall and 6-8 in the SLIAC.

The Lady Blue Jays broke a scoreless tie in the second game by scoring both of their runs in the top of the sixth inning. Freshman first baseman Mikala Guthrie had an RBI sacrifice fly and junior center fielder Mackenzie Myers delivered an RBI double.

The Lady Beavers answered with their lone run in the bottom of the sixth.

Myers was 1-for-2 as Westminster was limited to five hits. Guthrie went 1-for-3, while junior designated player Madison Washington also finished 1-for-3 with a run scored.

Freshman right fielder Lauren Huskey was 1-for-4 and scored a run.

Freshman starter Bailee Zemianek went 1-for-3 and threw a complete game to post her first victory of the season for the Lady Blue Jays. Zemianek (1-3) allowed an unearned run on eight hits, struck out six and walked one.

Westminster junior starter Madison Ingram (4-4) tossed a one-hit shutout in the opener, striking out eight and issuing two walks.

Freshman catcher Hannah Schroeder was 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored as the Lady Blue Jays broke out for 13 hits. Guthrie also went 3-for-4 with two RBI, while sophomore third baseman Brooklyn Bledsoe finished 3-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI and scored two runs.

Westminster's scheduled doubleheader Sunday at Central (Iowa) College was cancelled due to weather.

The Lady Blue Jays played a nonconference doubleheader at Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) on Monday. Results were not available at press time.