BANGOR, Maine — Husson University scored five runs in the sixth inning of the first game, then tallied two sixth-inning runs in the nightcap to post a doubleheader softball sweep of Bates College on Wednesday.
The Eagles (21-9) won the opener 11-6 and took the second game 5-3.
In Game 1, Breanna Martin’s RBI single capped a five-run sixth as Husson prevailed. Sami Schultz belted a solo home run, Kayla Merrill stroked a run-scoring single and Allison Hill poked a two-run double in the decisive inning.
Amanda Ryan and Alannah Healy combined to scatter nine hits. Merrill added a two-run homer in the third and a two-run shot in the fifth for Husson. Martin jacked a solo shot and Hill added a single.
Molly Brown (RBI) and Alayna Gabarino each hit two singles for Bates College of Lewiston (8-17). Maddie Inlow had a single and a sacrifice fly.
In the second game, Merrill capped a seven-hit day with the game-winning RBI single in the sixth. She also had a single while her sister, Lyndsey Merrill, belted a two-run homer and two singles.
Kayla Merrill spaced nine hits and went the distance to pick up the win.
Melissa Paione hit a two-run blast for the Bobcats and Karen Lockhart doubled and singled.
At Waterville, the Mules mustered only two hits, but swept the Beavers by scores of 7-2 and 5-4.
In the opener, Colby (7-16) scored all seven of its runs in the fifth inning. Megan Michie scattered five hits and struck out six for the win.
Meaghan Lewia’s two-run double, an RBI single by Tori Sansone and Carylanne Wolfington’s two-run double were the key blows for Colby. Grace Farnkoff’s single plated the winning run.
In Game 2, Meaghan Lewia rapped a two-run double, Carylanne Wolfington hit a two-run single and Emily Schatz had an RBI single in a five-run sixth.
Michie earned the win in relief.
Katie Clark singled home two runs and doubled for the Beavers. Shelby Bryant hit a two-run triple.
At the Winkin Complex in Bangor, the Bobcats scored five times in the fourth inning to take a nonleague win in the first game of a doubleheader.
Samuel Warren’s two-run single was the big blow in the uprising for Bates College of Lewiston. Conor Reenstierna drove in two runs for the visitors with a double and a single while Rockwell Jackson doubled and singled and Berto Diaz added two singles.
Starter Chris Ward went 4⅓ innings, allowing seven hits and two runs, to earn the win.
J.T. Whitten (double, single) and Kyle Bishop (2 singles) each drove in a first-inning run for Husson. Dylan Foster and Cody McInnis provided a double each to support starter and loser Ben Walls.
In Game 2, Bates scored five runs in the last three innings to take the victory.
Ryan McCarthy paced the offense with two doubles, a single and two RBIs. Jackson doubled twice and Warren had a double, a single and drove in a run.
Brandon Gendreau sparked Husson with three singles and two RBIs, Foster singled twice and Bishop had a single with an RBI.
At Waterville, the Mules claimed the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin title with a win over the Bobcats.
Austin Sayre netted six goals to propel Colby and Derek Youngman scored three times. Buddy Reed (assist), Mark Philipps and Garen Fabian notched a goal apiece and Brendan McNeill had two assists. Tyler Will made 19 saves.
Jack Allard led Bates College of Lewiston with three goals while Jack Strain, Kyle Weber, Wes Shrewsbury, Evan Chen, Jake O’Friel and Jake Walsh registered a goal apiece. Joe Faria made 11 saves.