Anna Boffeli
Anna Boffeli
Game 1
Game 2
Calumet St. Joseph
St. Ambrose
Softball - Thu, Apr. 20, 2017

Timely hits and just enough pitching helped St. Ambrose sweep a doubleheader from Calumet St. Joseph by scores of 3-1 and 5-4 Thursday afternoon at St. Vincent's. The wins move the Bees to 29-9 overall and 12-4 in the CCAC.

Ashley Yattoni went 6 1/3 in the opener to get the win while also contributing at the plate, going 2-for-2 with an RBI and run scored. 

She got the Bees on the board with a two-out hit in the third. Her single up the middle was followed by an RBI triple to right from Julie Trellicoso for a 1-0 lead.

Then in the fifth, Yattoni singled to score Mary Kate Kilfoy, who walked and stole second, to up the lead to 2-0. MacKenzie Taylor added an insurance run in the sixth with a two-out single through the right side to plate Anna Boffeli.

Yattoni ran out of steam in the seventh. After striking out the first batter of the inning, she allowed a walk and two singles to load the bases. Sam Flerlage entered in relief and got two ground balls to close out her first save of the year.

Yattoni surrendered seven hits and one earned run in picking up her 13th win of the season.

The Bee offense struck early in the second game, taking advantage of two walks, two wild pitches and a passed ball to score two first-inning runs.

Boffeli brought in Trellicoso with the first run with a base hit, SAU's lone hit of the inning. After moving to third on a wild pitch and a passed ball, Boffeli came in on Christina Pembrook's RBI ground out.

Two Calumet errors led to three unearned runs in the third. Shianne Burks had the only RBI of the frame when her infield single scored Pembrook for a 5-0 lead.

Three SAU pitchers worked out of enough trouble over the final three innings to hold on for the win. The Crimson Wave (10-29, 5-13 CCAC) scored four runs in the fifth before Katyn Pica-Johnson got out of the inning with two runners on base. Pembrook worked the final two innings, escaping a bases-loaded jam in the sixth and pitching around a two-out single in the seventh, to get the save.

Flerlage moved to 8-0 after giving up five hits and three runs, all unearned, over 4 1/3 innings.

Boffeli had a multi-hit game for SAU in Game 2.

St. Ambrose will visit Clarke, a team receiving votes in the NAIA top-25 poll, for a non-conference game Friday before returning to CCAC action with a doubleheader at Indiana South Bend Saturday.