Britons drop a pair of MIAA softball games

Britons drop a pair of MIAA softball games

ALBION, Mich. – Albion College was not able to hold the lead in game two as it lost a pair of Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association softball games to Saint Mary's College at Dempsey Field on Wednesday.

Game 1: Saint Mary's 3, Albion 0

A pair of two out hits in the fifth inning broke a scoreless tie. Madelyne Keller hit a single scoring Krystal Harris and J. Keilman tripled to the gap in right-center to score Keller and Alyssa Gutierrez.

Albion's best scoring chance came in the fourth when Estacia Martinez doubled and Lauren Beougher walked with two out.

Savannah Spring collected a pair of singles for the Britons.

Game 2: Saint Mary's 7, Albion 3

Saint Mary's responded both times Albion scored and the Belles put up three more runs in the third to pull away for the victory.

Eryn VanderVlucht tripled to score a run and Grace Connolly lifted a sacrifice fly as Albion scored twice in the top of the first.

Saint Mary's scored three in its half of the first.

Albion forged a 3-3 tie in the second when VanderVlucht's groundball was misplayed allowing Skyler Herman to score.

On Deck

Albion will play at home again at 1 o'clock on Saturday when Olivet College visits Dempsey Field for a MIAA doubleheader.

Twitter: @Albion_Softball

Joe and Julie Serra have given a $5 million leadership gift to launch a fundraising initiative to make two dreams a reality at Albion College. The first is a newly expanded fitness and student activity facility at the site of the current Dow Recreation and Wellness Center. The second is a new or renovated competition facility for the volleyball, men's basketball and women's basketball that currently call Kresge Gymnasium home.

The College is continuing to raise funds in support of both projects. To learn more, call 517/629-0446 or email