04/28/2013 – The Saints closed the regular season by winning eight of their last nine games and seem to be peaking at just the right time. Aquinas finishes in fourth place in the WHAC and goes 10-6 in league play and 26-15 overall. The Saints will travel to Battle Creek for the annual WHAC Tournament beginning on Wednesday. Aquinas will battle the Cardinals from Concordia in opening round action on Wednesday night.
After splitting with Lourdes and sweeping UM-Dearborn, the Saints returned home for one final home doubleheader. Kalamazoo College was on the schedule for "Senior Day", as four Saints played their final home game. Carlie Giarmo, Renae Tubergen, Courtney Bishop and Lindsey Stewart led the attack as the Saints defeated the Hornets 15-0 and 11-2. Both contests were called after the fifth inning.
Aquinas starting pitcher, Carlie Giarmo, recorded a no-hitter in game one. Giarmo pitched to the minimum and struck out ten batters. Carlie will retire as the career leader in strikeouts for the Saints. On the offensive end, Renae Tubergen went yard twice, collecting five RBI's in the process. Lexi Popma continued her hitting terror as she went 4-4 with three RBI's and three runs scored. The game was called after five as the Saints had amassed a 15 run lead.
Game two saw much of the same as Kaitlyn Hensel was awarded the victory for her five innings of work. Hensel allowed two runs on five hits and recorded five strikeouts. Erika Wagner paced the offense as she went 1-2 with a home run, two RBI's and three runs scored. Chelsea McWain also contributed a pair of RBI's for the Saints.