How it Happened
Freshman Becca Rogers pitched her fifth complete game in her last three starts and sophomore Kylie Shivery had a three-run double to lead Rhode Island to a 4-2 victory over Saint Louis in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.
Rhode Island (11-14, 2-3 A-10) capitalized on some wild pitching early, as the first three batters of the game were walked by Saint Louis starter Brianna Lore. With the bases loaded and nobody out, Shivery doubled down the right field line to give Rhode Island an early 3-0 lead. Ali Summers, Paige Julich and Jenna Cubello all scored on the play.
That was all the run support Rogers (8-4) needed, as she went the distance to get Rhody's second conference win of the season. The Rams won one A-10 game all of last season.
Saint Louis (12-21, 4-5 A-10) managed to get the potential tying run in scoring position with one out in the bottom of the seventh. However, Rogers struck out Kaylyn Breitbach and Alex Nickel to end the game.
Inside the Box Score:
- Kylie Shivery doubled, walked and drove in three runs.
- It was the fourth time this season Shivery has driven in three or more runs in a game.
- Jenna Cubello hit a solo home run, walked and scored twice.
- The home run was Cubello's ninth career shot, tying her with Nicole Haywood (2002-05) for 10th place in Rhode Island history.
- Olivia Hendricks singled once.
- Ali Summers walked to lead off the game and came around the score. She has reached base safely in 17 consecutive games and scored in each of the last three games.
- Paige Julich and Madi Housel each walked. Julich also scored one run.
- Becca Rogers is now 6-1 in her last nine appearances.
Stat of the Game
43 – Junior Ali Summers has safely reached base 43 times through the first 25 games of the season.