Rhode Island split a pair of close contests at Saint Louis, with a brilliant pitching performance by sophomore Ashley Hibbard leading the Rams to a 2-0 victory in the first game before the host Billikens rallied for a 2-1 walk-off win in the nightcap.

By the Numbers
  • Sophomore Ashley Hibbard threw 5.2 shutout innings, striking out seven batters and allowing just four hits in the first game.
  • Junior Katie Zaun provided 1.1 innings of scoreless relief, recording her second save of the season.
  • Freshman Zoe Rensel is on a seven-game hitting streak, raising her season batting average from .200 to a team-best .333.
Yes, But

The Rams were two outs away from a doubleheader sweep before Saint Louis staged a late rally, capitalizing on shaky Rhode Island defense to secure a walk-off win in the second game.

State of Play
  • Rhode Island stands at 8-30 overall and 5-9 in the Atlantic 10 conference, while Saint Louis holds a 22-14 record and 10-4 in A-10.
  • The teams will conclude their series with a single game on Sunday at 1 p.m. EST.
What's Next

Rhode Island and Saint Louis will wrap up their series with a single game on Sunday at 1 p.m. EST.

Bottom Line

Rhode Island's split at Saint Louis showcased Hibbard's pitching prowess but also highlighted the Rams' need to maintain defensive stability to secure victories in close contests.