Lady Lions lose in five
Angie Dainelli led off the game with an inside-the-park home run to set the tone for Riley, and Bremen suffered a 14-0, five-inning rout in its opener at home Tuesday.
Riley started fast with five runs in the first frame, then tacked on three more in the next two innings.
All total, the visiting Wildcats cranked out 13 hits, while the Lady Lions managed just two by Saylor Bailey and Allison Shorter against Riley hurler Jackie Logsdon.
Bailey was credited with the loss inside the circle for the Lions relieving Lexi Pate in the second.
Bremen hits the road for South Bend Washington Thursday at 5 p.m.
• RILEY 14, BREMEN 0
Riley: 521 06 — 14 13 0
Bremen: 000 00 — 0 2 0
Jackie Logsdon (W). Lexi Pate, Saylor Bailey (2, L).
2B: Kayla Chapman (R)
3B: Morgan Allison (R)
HR: Angie Dainelli (R)
Women’s college tennis
Belles beaten by Brits at Albion
The Saint Mary’s tennis team was dealt its first Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association blemish of the season with an 8-1 loss to defending conference champion Albion on the road in Michigan Tuesday.
Coming off a strong week which earned her Saint Mary’s Athlete of the Week honors, Plymouth grad Shannon Elliott suffered a straight-set, 6-3, 6-1 loss at No. 3 singles to Albion’s Irene Chen, and she fell in an 8-4 decision at 2 doubles with teammate Audrey Kiefer to the Brits’ Katie Blumberg and Sarah Towle.
Mary Catherine Faller and Kayle Sexton earned an 8-3 win at number one doubles for the lone Belles win.
The Belles will have a few days off before they host Alma in another MIAA match Friday at 4 p.m.