MISSOULA, Montana — The University of Maine softball team struggled on day two of the Griz Classic, losing a close one 6-5 to Seattle before falling to Montana, 10-1, in five innings.
Maine struggled in game two as it was only able to muster a pair of hits before dropping a 10-1 decision in five innings to Montana.
Derrick, who notched her sixth home run of the year, and Moore recorded the two hits for Maine.
Derrick’s solo blast came in the top of the first, giving Maine an early 1-0 lead.
However, the Black Bears would not score again. Montana answered with six runs in the bottom of the first before extending its lead to 9-1 with three more runs in the second.
A single run in the fourth for the Griz gave the host team a 10-1 advantage.
Maine was unable to cut into the lead as Montana hung on to its lead, ending the game in the fifth by the run-rule limit.