BANGOR, Maine – The Husson University softball team (18-8) swept their home doubleheader with Thomas (3-15) on Friday afternoon. The Eagles won the first game of the doubleheader by a score of 4-3 in 8 innings and the second with a 9-0 win in 5 innings. Thomas was the home team due to weather cancellations.
Game 2: Husson 10, Thomas 0 (5 innings)
Briana Brochu once again started off the game with a single. She advanced to second on an error by the centerfielder then stole third base. Olivia Smith continued her hot day with an RBI single through the left side. Olivia Maynard and Jen Jones loaded the bases with a walk and a single. Kylie Kennedy singled to deep left center. Smith and Maynard scored giving their squad a 3-0 through the top of the 1st.
The top of the 2nd inning started with Briana Brochu doubling to left field. Chloe Gorey hit a slow roller to shortstop that she beat out. Brochu advanced to third on the hit. Coach Hall called for a double steal that was executed to perfection. Gorey stole second base while B. Brochu easily scored. Smith’s torrid streak continued as she singled to right field driving home Gorey. Tamara Aunchman smacked a ball to the left side of the infield. The Thomas third baseman skied the ball over her second baseman’s head. Smith scored on the error. Jen Jones joined the hit parade, helped herself, and lined a single of her own. Aunchman crossed home on the base hit. The Eagles led 7-0 after the top of the 2nd inning.
Sarah Bragg, in her first action of the doubleheader, singled to right field. Courtney McIntyre followed up with a double to the right-center field gap. Jones pulled a hot shot that short hopped the second baseman. Bragg scored on the error. Kennedy found a little space up the middle between the two middle infielders. McIntyre came around to cross home plate and give the Eagles a 9-0 lead after the top of the 4th inning.
Jen Jones (3-4) picked up the win by going 5.0 innings. She allowed no runs and struck out 11, including her 50th career strikeout. Jones is also the first pitcher in program history to record back-to-back ten strikeout games. Kylie Kennedy and Olivia Smith led the way offensively with five combined RBI. Jen Jones and Morgan Coleman each chipped in one RBI in the win.
Haley Littlefield (0-5) picked up the loss by going 5.0 innings, giving up 10 runs (eight earned), and striking out five. Courtney Veilleux, Lexi Copack, and Kayla Bess all had one hit in the loss.