GORHAM, Maine — Freshman Amanda Hendrickson-Belloguet drove in the game-winning run on a two-out single to deep right center field in the seventh inning to propel the University of Southern Maine Huskies to a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over the Husson University Eagles in the second game of a non-conference doubleheader Thursday.
Samantha Crosman’s RBI single in the seventh had tied the game.
The Huskies (9-12) defeated Husson (12-6) 5-3 in the opener to earn the sweep.
The pair of losses halted a seven-game winning streak for the Eagles and marks the first time since the 2010 season that the Huskies have defeated the Eagles and the first time that they have swept the Eagles since 1996.
Husson scored four runs in the first inning on Casey Lopes’ RBI single and Breanna Martin’s three-run double.
USM answered with three runs, highlighted by Allison Pillar’s RBI single.
In the opener, USM scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to overcome a 3-1 deficit to earn the win. Stefanie Stockwell won her seventh game of the season allowing three earned runs on six hits and three walks in seven innings. She struck out eight.
Husson’s Amanda Ryan gave up three earned runs on 10 hits and a walk in six innings. She struck out six.
USM scored four runs in the sixth, highlighted by Danni Humphrey’s two-run single and Hendrickson-Belloguet’s RBI single.
Lyndsay Merrill hit a two-run home run for Husson and Jess Poulin added a run-scoring single.
USM 10, Husson 3
At Gorham, Chris Bernard slammed three extra-base hits, including his second home run of the season, and had three RBIs as the University of Southern Maine pounded out 15 hits en route to the win over Husson.
Bernard also picked up the win on the mound going five innings and allowing one run on six hits and three walks while fanning three. Five relievers combined to pitch the final four innings.
John Carey had three hits, including a pair of doubles, for the Huskies. Sam Dexter had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.
For the Eagles, senior Dylan Foster, sophomore J.T. Whitten and junior Kyle Bishop had two hits apiece.