[Softball] Winning streak snapped at 11 as Bees drop Game 2 at IUSB

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    St. Ambrose saw its 11-game winning streak snapped in a 4-3 loss at Indiana South Bend in the second game of a doubleheader Sunday afternoon. The Bees won the opener 13-2 in five innings.

    Jasmine Bowman gave SAU a 1-0 lead in the top of the fifth when she scored on a two-out error. But in the bottom of the inning, Indiana South Bend (18-6, 10-2 CCAC) pushed across four runs to take a 4-1 lead.

    Morgan Krieger reduced the deficit to 4-2 with a solo home run in the sixth. And the Bees made things even more interesting in the seventh. Karley Kopaska started the inning with a base hit and she moved to third on Colleen Barrett's one-out single. Olivia McClintock's ground ball scored Kopaska to trim the margin to a single run. But with the potential tying run on base, Christina Pembrook grounded out to end the game.

    Jane Thomas took the loss after allowing four runs over 4 2/3 innings. Sarah Willman allowed just one hit over 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.

    Krieger finished with two of the team's six hits.

    The loss snapped an 11-game winning streak, the longest for the Bees since a 16-game stretch during the 2013 campaign.

    The streak reached 11 thanks to the 13-2 Game 1 win. Six different Bees had two or more hits in the victory.

    Libby Munsterman got St. Ambrose off to a fast start with a bases-clearing, three-run triple in the top of the first inning. In the fourth, MaKenna Butcher singled to drive in Kopaska, who reached on a one-out double, to give SAU a 4-1 lead.

    But after the Titans got a run back in the bottom of the fourth, the Bees broke things open in the fifth. In the inning, SAU sent 15 batters to the plate, collected 11 hits and scored nine runs. Six different Bees had an RBI in the frame, and Krieger, Barrett and Pembrook each knocked in two. Munsterman, Butcher and Thompson also drove in a run to help St. Ambrose open a 13-2 advantage.

    Pembrook escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the bottom of the fifth, to finish her complete-game win. She surrendered one earned run over her five innings of work.

    Krieger and Munsterman each recorded three hits in the opener, while Bowman, Kopaska, Butcher and Barrett each had two.

    SAU will next hit the road for a Wednesday doubleheader at Robert Morris.

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