The Saints took control of the Region Tournament by beating CCRI 9-0 in five innings to move to 2-0 in the tournament. The loss was CCRI's first and the teams will square off again on Sunday.
The game remained close until the bottom of the third, when Mercyhurst rallied to score six runs in the inning to make it 7-0. Kaylee Brooks homered with two runners on to provide the back breaking blow. For Brooks, it was her second homer of the day, as she homered in the first game of the tournament as well.
Lei Guthrie was in total control in the circle, throwing a one hit shutout and striking out eight.
The Saints improve to 39-7 on the year and will face CCRI again at 11am tomorrow. If the Saints win the game, they will be Region Champions. If CCRI wins, there will be a winner take all game right after.