BELLEVILLE, ILL. —
After dropping a pair of games to Missouri Baptist on Wednesday, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods beat Lindenwood-Belleville 9-7 and 1-0, both games in eight innings, on Thursday afternoon.
Sarah Burnham’s seventh-inning homer in the first game tied the score 4-4, and the Pomeroys took a 5-4 lead later in the inning on an RBI double by Brooke Jordan before the Lynx tied the score in the bottom of the inning.
A bunt single by Ciara McClain, an RBI single by Becca Latta and a two-run homer by Shelby Barnett gave the visitors a 9-5 lead in the top of the eighth, however, and SMWC withstood a late rally. Kirby Schuble also hit a two-run homer for the Pomeroys.
Burnham pitched the eight-inning shutout in the second game, with Latta driving in the game’s only run.
Now 11-7, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods plays Sunday at Franklin.
• Uradomo honored — Indiana State freshman Marissa Uradomo was named the co-Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Golf of the Week, the league office announced.
Uradomo captured her first tournament championship, just the second in the history of Indiana State women ’s golf, as she took medalist honors at the 2014 Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate hosted by Tennessee Tech University. She shot back-to-back 74s to capture the 36-hole tournament in Sevierville, Tenn., with a 148 total.
In six tournaments this year, Uradomo is averaging 76.1 per round.
Indiana State will compete in the Saluki Invitational at the end of March.
• Paris wins — At Paris, Ill., Paris defeated Tri-County 10-0 on Wednesday to improve to 2-0 for the season.
Alex Elmore tossed a one-hitter for the Tigers and they made the most of seven hits, scoring five runs in the first frame of the game played at Laker Stadium.
Riley Spencer had a triple in the first inning. Audie Temples had a two-run double and Kaleb Kelly also doubled for the Tigers.
Paris will go for a 3-0 mark at Westville on Monday.
• IBCA names Academic All-State team — The Indiana Basketball Coaches Association has named its 2014 Academic All-State teams, with 33 boys and 36 girls listed on the first teams and 242 more players receiving honorable mention.
Earning honorable-mention status were Michael Hutchcraft and Hunter King of Sullivan and Trent Myers of White River Valley on the boys team and Amy Ragle of White River Valley on the girls team.
A girls first-teamer is MacKenzie Boles of Lapel, daughter of former Indiana State player Mike Boles.