|Johnson State||Husson University|
Johnson State broke the scoreless tie in the top of the fourth with two runs. Anna Bingham reached base with an infield single with one out to start the rally before advancing to second on a Kaitlynn Woodward a ground out to second. With two outs, Hannah Leroux ripped a RBI single to center, allowing Anna Bingham to score, giving Johnson State a 1-0 lead. A fielding error by Chloe Gorey off a ground ball by Alannah Farley allowed Hannah Leroux to score the second Johnson State run. Forcing Husson’s head coach Terren Allen to make a pitching change. Newly entered pitcher Jen Jones struck out Amanda Coulombe to end the Badger threat.
The Eagles tied the game up in the bottom half of the fourth on a RBI single by Casey Lopes and a wild pitch allowing Nicole Andrade to score the game tying run before taking the lead for good in the fifth inning on a RBI double down the leftfield line by Arika Brochu and a sacrifice fly by Nicole Andrade as the Eagles led 4-2 after five.
Husson added insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth on a RBI single by Chloe Gorey, a sacrifice fly by Kylie Kennedy and two Badger miscues.
Husson held onto the 8-2 lead to sweep the doubleheader.
Alannah Healy started the game and went 3.2 innings. She allowed three hits, two runs (one earned) and struck out two. Jen Jones (5-4) picked up the win for the Eagles by going 2.1 innings, allowing no hits or runs, and striking out seven. Jones retired every batter she faced expect for one who reached on a hit-by-pitch.
Tamara Aunchman paced the Husson offense with two hits, while Brianna Bires, Casey Lopes, Arika Brochu, Olivia Smith, Chloe Gorey and Brianna Brochu each chipped in with one hit apiece in the win.
Hannah Leroux (0-4) picked up the loss by going six innings, giving up eight runs (six earned), and striking out one with seven walks. Anna Bingham, Hannah Leroux, and Alannah Farley all had one hit in the loss.