|Husson University||Bates College|
LEWISTON, Maine — First-year Kirsten Pelletier struck out seven in a complete game victory in game one and senior Maddie Inlow tallied four hits, including a home run in Tuesday’s doubleheader split between the Bates softball team and Husson University.
Bates (10-12) took game one 3-2 and dropped game two 11-5 against the Eagles (24-10).
Inlow smacked a three-run home run but Husson exploded for 11 runs on 13 hits to defeat the Bobcats 11-5 in game two of Tuesday’s doubleheader.
Each team scored three runs in the first inning.
Brochu singled to start the top of the first and Chloe Gorey reached on an error. One out later, Aunchman singled in Brochu. Then with two away, Maynard and Kylie Kennedy each singled home a run to extend the lead to 3-0.
The Bobcats answered in their half of the frame. Sophomore Andrea Russo (Cheshire, Conn.) drew a leadoff walk. After Panepinto reached on an error, Inlow went deep for her team-leading fourth home run of the season, a shot out to left-center.
With the game tied at three, Husson grabbed the lead for good in the top of the third. With one out, Maynard singled and Kennedy drew a walk. A Bates error allowed a run to score, putting runners at second and third with one away. The Eagles got another run on a RBI grounder and Brochu added an RBI single to make the score 6-3 in favor of Husson.
The Bobcats cut the deficit to one in the bottom of the third. With one, Panepinto singled. Inlow followed with a single of her own. Panepinto went from first to third and the throw to the bag got mishandled, allowing Panepinto to score and Inlow to advance all the way to third. Treadwell drove in Inlow with an RBI grounder, making the score 6-5.
The Eagles picked up an insurance run on an Aunchman home run in the fourth and never looked back. They added three more in the fifth and one in the sixth to take command.
Bobcat starting pitcher sophomore Sam Fellers (Mendham, N.J.) went the distance for Bates, allowing only three earned runs on the afternoon in cloudy and cold conditions.