|Husson University||Coe College|
UCSON, Ariz. – Husson University (1-7) dropped two close games to end their spring trip in Tucson, Ariz. The Eagles fell to Northland, 6-4, and Coe, 9-6. Husson worked through some tough innings and battled back in both games but fell just short.
GAME TWO: Coe 9, Husson 6
The Eagles took to the bats first against Coe in the final game of the Tucson Invitational. Husson started off strong with a single from Bri Brochu. Madelyn Fowler bunted her over to second, and Olivia Smith doubled to left field bringing Brochu in for the first run of the game.
Husson’s Jen Jones held Coe scoreless until the third inning when Coe first baseman Alexis O’Brien hit a 2-run homerun over the right field fence. Coe was able to get two more runs in the bottom of the fourth off one hit and two Eagles errors, to make it 4-1 heading into the fifth. ,
Husson grabbed the momentum back in the top of the fifth, when Chloe Gorey reached first on an error by the shortstop. Smith then doubled to right center, and took third on the throw home in an attempt to catch Gorey. Coe catcher J. Brooks threw to third in an attempt to catch Smith but resulted in an overthrow, allowing Smith to take home.
Coe would answer right back in the bottom of the fifth scoring four runs off four hits. Husson saw hits come from catcher Kylie Cunningham and Brochu in the sixth but couldn’t push any runs across. The Eagles would rally again in the seventh scoring three runs off singles from Smith, Tamara Aunchman, Shelby Burge, Brochu, and Madelyn Fowler. However, a pitching change by Coe forced Gorey to fly out and end the Eagles rally.
ON THE MOUND:
Sophomore Jen Jones pitched 6.0 innings giving up 9 hits, 5 earned runs, and had 5 strikeouts.
OFF THE BAT:
Brochu was 3-5 with 2 singles, 1 double, and 1 run scored.
Smith was 3-4 with 2 doubles, a single, and 1 run scored.
Coleman was 2-4 with a double and a single.
Aunchman was 2-4 with 2 singles.
Burge was 2-4 with 2 singles
Husson will return to action on March 24th at Newbury College. Game times are 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM.