|Husson University||New England College|
HENNIKER, N.H.—The Husson University softball team picked up a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) sweep over the Pilgrims of New England College on Sunday afternoon to clinch the NAC regular-season title and home-field advantage for the upcoming NAC tournament.
The victories boost Husson to 27-11 overall and 11-1 in NAC play, while NEC falls to 17-19 overall and 6-8 in league play.
Husson’s bats stayed hot in game two, as they tallied 14 hits to score 12 runs and take down the Pilgrims in a mere six innings. Bri Brochu had another three-hit game, while Gorey, Tamara Aunchman, Arika Brochu, and Andrade all had two hits each.
The Eagles set the tone with a five-run second inning. They would go up 7-0 in the top of the third before NEC answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning. Husson tacked on two more runs in the top of the fourth, and added three in the sixth, including back-to-back homeruns by Arika Brochu and Olivia Maynard.
McNeil had two of NEC’s six hits.
Gabriella Marcheschi took the loss, scattering five hits, five runs, two walks and a strikeout over 1.1 innings of work.
Arika Brochu earned the win, scattering six hits, two runs and six strikeouts over six innings.
The Eagles will be advancing on into the NAC Tournament ranked as the No. 1 seed in the conference. The tournament bracket has yet to be announced.