BU shuts out Raiders, 4-0, 8-0

Hannah Carter collected four hits and four RBIs in the sweep
Hannah Carter collected four hits and four RBIs in the sweep

Game 1 Box Score
Game 2 Box Score

ORANGE CITY, Iowa -- The Bellevue University softball team used solid pitching and timely hitting to shut out Northwestern (Iowa) College, 4-0 and 8-0, Friday night in non-conference action at the Northwestern Softball Field. 

The Bruins, who have now won seven-straight games, improved to 25-8 on the season. Northwestern fell to 14-13 overall. 

The Bruins return to action on Sunday, April 2, when they travel to Omaha for a 1 p.m. non-conference doubleheader at College of St. Mary.

Game 1: Bellevue 4, Northwestern 0

Neither team scored until a sacrifice fly by Sayde Woten drove in Emily Miller to give BU a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning. 

The Bruins added three insurance runs in the top of the seventh on Hannah Carter's RBI single and a two-run homer by Maddie Siedlik to push the BU margin to 4-0. 

Lexy LeCalsey (6-3) picked up her sixth win of the season, allowing just three hits and three walks while striking out six Raiders in seven innings in the circle. 

Kayla Tindall (8-7) was tagged with the loss, scattering five hits with four walks and seven strikeouts in seven innings. 

Game 2: Bellevue 8, Northwestern 0

The Bruins out-hit the Raiders, 10-2, and Kelli Fisher picked up her 15th win of the season, as BU cruised to the 8-0 win in the nightcap. 

Hannah Carter (3), Erin Sharpe (2) and Sayde Woten (2) combined to drive in seven runs to pace the Bruin offense. 

Bellevue gained an early 2-0 advantage on a two-run homer by Sharpe in the top of the first inning. Woten's two-run double in the top of the third doubled the BU lead to 4-0. 

A bases-loaded fielding error by NWC shortstop Jensen Boger extended the lead to 5-0 in the fifth frame.  

A three-run single to center field by Hannah Carter in the top of the seventh pushed the margin to 8-0. 

Fisher (15-3) tossed a complete-game two-hitter, with eight strikeouts and one walk in seven innings of work.