Win streak reaches 11 as BU sweeps Mayville State

Kayla Young's pinch hit bases-clearing double proved to be the game-winner in the opener.
Kayla Young's pinch hit bases-clearing double proved to be the game-winner in the opener.

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BELLEVUE, Neb. -- The Bellevue University softball team swept a pair of North Star Athletic Association games Saturday at the Lied Center, winning 4-2 in the opener and 8-0 in five innings in the nightcap. 

The Bruins, who have won 11-straight games, improved to 19-13 on the season and 9-1 in the NSAA. MSU dropped to 11-16 overall and 4-6 in league play. 

The two teams will meet again on Sunday in a 1 p.m. doubleheader at the Lied Center. 

Game 1: Bellevue 4, Mayville State 2

The Bruins used the solid pitching of Kelli Fisher and timely hitting to pull out the 4-2 win in the opener. 

A two-run double by Danielle Sheridan gave the Comets a 2-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning. 

The Bruins responded in the top of the fifth with a pinch-hit three-run double by Kayla Young to give BU the lead at 3-2. 

An RBI single to right field by Sarah Zeleny gave BU an insurance run and a 4-2 advantage in the top of the sixth inning. 

Fisher improved to 12-8 on the season, allowing six hits with six strikeouts and one walk in seven innings in the circle. 

Game 2: Bellevue 8, Mayville State 0 (5 innings)

The Bruins pounded out 11 hits and Erin Sharpe pitched a five-hit shutout as the Bruins completed the sweep with an 8-0 shutout in the nightcap. 

The Bruins struck quickly in the bottom of the first with RBI singles by Emily Miller and Courtney Schendt and a two-run single by Sayde Woten, giving BU an early 4-0 advantage.

An RBI double by Miller and a sacrifice fly to right field by Sharpe extended the lead to 6-0 in the bottom of the second. 

Bellevue made it 7-0 in the third on an RBI single to center field by Zeleny.

A solo homer to left field by Maddie Siedlik pushed the BU lead to 8-0 in the fourth inning. 

Sharpe improved to 6-5 on the season, allowing five hits with five strikeouts and no walks in five innings of work.