Softball in a Rut Early

SLU softball began its fall ball schedule on the road at SIU Carbondale against the hosting Salukis and a neutral-state game against Murray State. Overall, the Billikens played good defense but lacked hitting in important situations.  

Against SIU Carbondale, the Billikens started with a 2-0 lead going into the 5th inning off RBIs from junior Allie Macfarlane and freshman Kat Lane. In the game, freshman Sadie Wise hit a single, Kaylyn Breitbach walked twice and scored, and Mackenzie Lawson hit a single and scored. Junior Kallen Loveless pitched a no-hitter up until the 4th inning in her first game back from injury, and Kaylea Chappelle closed the game on the mound.  

The Bills suffered their second consecutive loss against Murray State in a 4-0 game at SIU Carbondale.  Senior Maddie Baalman pitched the entire game with only one earned run against, the other three coming on defensive errors. Junior Krystina Kernich had a base hit and freshman Alyssa Chavez walked twice.  

SLU softball is back this Saturday at home in a double-header, first against Rockhurst at noon followed by Jefferson College at 4 p.m.