College of Idaho combined two outstanding pitching performances with a 17-run outburst on Saturday, as the Lady Yotes swept a doubleheader from Carroll College at Symms Field in Caldwell.
Colette Robert tossed a two-hitter and Trystin Crofts drove in three runs in a 9-1 win in the opener, with Alex Kordopatis spinning a three-hit shutout and Delaney Atkins went 4-for-4 in an 8-0 victory in Game 2. The first game of the day counted as a Cascade Conference game, giving the Lady Yotes a 2-1 series win.
Robert was outstanding in the circle, surrendering an unearned run in the first on an Allison Williams base hit that scored Courtney Cloud, but retired the final 16 batters in a row to pick up her fifth win of the year.
C of I took the lead in the second as a Katelyn Geyer single and Martha Tooley double set up Crofts, who punched an RBI single into right field for a 2-1 lead. An inning later, Hailey Chambers singled home a run and tacked on two unearned runs in the fifth inning to push the margin to 5-1. The Yotes won the game with a four-run sixth, as Crofts led off with her first career home run, Destiny Turner singled home two runs and Ashley Pesek ended the game with a pinch-hit RBI single.
Crofts finished 3-for-3 with three RBI, with Courtney Ellis going 3-for-3 with two runs scored in the win -- part of a 12-hit attack. Only Allison Bayer and Williams recorded hits in the loss for the Saints.
Game 2 was all Coyotes, as Turner launched a two-run home run in the first and Atkins ripped a three-run blast in the second to give the hosts a 5-0 lead. C of I ended the game in the sixth inning, loading the bases with nobody out and Chambers gapping a two-run double.
Carroll had three hits in the loss -- from Hannah Alcorn, Kendall Mooneyand Jaylin Kenney.
The Saints (4-7 overall, 3-3 in Cascade play) are set to play again on Friday and Saturday, hosting Northwest Christian University in a pair of doubleheaders.