|Husson University||Colby College|
WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College softball team scored six runs in the fifth and sixth innings to take the lead and then held on for a 6-5 win over Husson University in the opening game of a doubleheader Friday at the Colby Softball Complex.
Husson got a complete game shutout from Alannah Healy for a 7-0 win in the second game.
Colby (5-8) trailed 3-0 before scoring runs in the top of the fifth inning. Wiley Holton led off with a double and was pinch-ran for by Lucie Cunningham. After a ground out pushed Cunningham to third base, Carly Swartz used her speed to get on base with an infield single. Katie McLaughlin followed and ripped a shot into right center field to score both runs.
The Mules went ahead 4-3 when McLaughlin moved to third on a passed ball. Robin Spofford had an infield single and promptly stole second base. Grace Farnkoff had a squeeze bunt to score McLaughlin and get Spofford to third base. Skylar Labbe followed up with a double to bring in Spofford with the fourth run.
In the sixth, Wiley Holton had a one-out single and later stole second base. Swartz singled to bring Holton to third base. McLaughlin doubled again to bring in both runners for a 6-3 lead.
The Eagles (10-7) answered with two runs in the bottom of the sixth. Briana Brochu tripled to lead off the inning and Chloe Gorey came up next and smacked a double to make it 6-4. Olivia Smith later doubled to plate Gorey with the final run of the game. Wiley Holton was able to get a pop up for the second out and Holly Lallis came on to pitch and get the final out of the sixth on a pop to shortstop.
Husson, which batted last because the games were originally supposed to be played in Bangor, left one runner on in the seventh inning.
Morgan Coleman had a two-run single to bring in Arika Brochu and Briana Brochu in the first inning. The Eagles added a third run in the third when Nicole Andrade scored on a double steal.