Big Inning Propels Saints

Mercyhurst entered the sixth inning trailing by a run, but quickly turned the game into a mercy rule victory with a fury of hits.

Mesabi Range scored twice in the top of the first inning to take the lead, and the Saints cut that lead in half in the third inning on doubles by Aren Schwab and Mackenzie Hawley.

The Saints bat remained silent for middle part of the game and they entered the bottom of the sixth trailing 2-1. Mercyhurst then scored nine runs on six hits to end the game.

Lei Guthrie hit two doubles and finished the game with four RBIs while Grace Edwards and Schwab both added two hits.

Ashlyn Slusher was on her game in the circle, settling down after the first inning to finish the game with eight strikeouts and allowed just five hits while not walking a batter.