Softball walks off with sweep in Rochester

Softball walks off with sweep in Rochester

Elise Barnes' walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning capped No. 14-ranked St. Thomas' softball sweep of Carleton Sunday night in the Rochester Community and Technical College Dome.

Jenna Bromen drove in two runs with a home run and a single to back Sammy Hogan's complete-game seven-hitter for the Tommies (21-5 overall, 11-1 MIAC).

Bromen went 5-for-6 on the night with five RBI. Melissa Barry, who had three hits in gae one, stoked a sinking liner to center that fell for a single then skipped past the Carleton fielder. The ball rolled to the fence and Barry raced around the bases to tie the score 3-3 in the fifth inning.

Barnes finished the night 3-for-7 with a walk and three RBI.

The first-place Tommies have won 17 of their last 18 games, including five one-run or extra-inning wins during that span. After a 1-3 start, they have won 20 of their last 22.

In game one, UST had 14 hits and won 9-4. All nine starters had at least one hit. Hayley Dunning got the pitching win.

Weather permitting, the Tommies are scheduled to play Wednesday at St. Mary's, Saturday at Macalester and next Sunday at home against Concordia-Moorhead.