|University of Maine||Iona College|
Clearwater, Fla. — The Black Bears combined to surrender just one run over 14.0 innings as Maine swept a doubleheader from Iona on Tuesday afternoon. Maine took game one, 5-1, before shutting down the Gaels’ offense in a 1-0 victory to wrap up the sweep.
Laurine German boasted three hits, scored a run and stole a base to help lead a Maine offense which recorded 12 hits on the day. Kristen Niland added two hits with a double and one RBI while Alyssa Derrick drove in a pair.
In game two, Maine survived three errors and broke a scoreless tie with a single run in the sixth before handing on to a 1-0 victory over Iona.
Kyleigh O’Donnell earned her first career victory after tossing a one-hut shutout with three strikeouts over 6.0 innings of action. Annie Kennedy came on to earn her second save of the season after giving up one hit with one strikeout.
The lone run of the game came in the home half of the sixth. Faythe Goins’ pinch hit single to center started the inning. Goins was replaced on the basepath by Shanna Scribner who advanced to second on German’s single. With two outs in the inning, Alyssa Derrick’s opposite field single to right brought around Scribner with the eventual winning run.
Maine is back in action on Wednesday evening when it takes on South Florida at 5 p.m.