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WILMINGTON, N.C. — The University of Maine softball team went 1-1 at the 2018 Seahawk Classic on Saturday. The Black Bears avenged a loss to UNC Wilmington with a 5-1 victory .

Molly Flowers and Annie Kennedy combined to surrender just one run while striking out six to lift the Black Bears over UNC Wilmington.

Rachel Carlson continued her early season tear at the dish, going 3-for-4 with a triple and two runs while Erika Leonard and Alyssa Derrick each added an RBI.

The Black Bears broke a scoreless tie with a single run in the top of the second. Meghan Roylestarted the inning with a leadoff single before stealing and second and later coming around to score on Kristen Niland‘s single to center which was bobbled by the Seahawks’s outfielder.

Carlson started the third with a triple before scoring on Derrick’s sac-fly to right, giving Maine a 2-0 lead.

UNC Wilmington cut the lead in half in the bottom of the inning on Lacey Fox’s RBI single to short.

Maine distanced itself late, pushing across three runs in the top of the seventh. Shanna Scribnerdrew a one-out walk before singles from Faythe Goins and Carlson loaded the bases. Leonard’s groundout to short brought in Scribner before Derrick was able to reach on a throwing error. Carlson and Sarah Coyne, who reentered after Goins’ single, each scored on the error, giving Maine a 5-1 advantage.

Kennedy shut the door in the bottom of the inning to secure Maine’s 5-1 victory.

Flowers picked up the win, her first of the season, after scattering four hits and giving up one run with four strikeouts over 4.0 innings. Kennedy notched her first save of the season, tossing 3.0 innings of one hit, shutout ball while fanning a pair.

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