|New England College||Husson University|
BANGOR, Maine- Husson University Softball Team (11-10, 1-1 NAC) spilt a doubleheader with New England College (10-18, 4-2 NAC) with the Pilgrims winning the first game 9-7 at O’Keefe Field on Saturday afternoon.
How it Happened:
The Eagles took the lead in the first inning as Madelyn Fowler (East Barre, Vt.) hit a home run off of the scoreboard in left field to make it 1-0.
Husson added two runs in the second inning as Bri Brochu (Pittston, Maine) hit a 2-run RBI-triple into right field to make it 3-0.
The green and gold added two more runs in the third inning as Olivia Smith (Calais, Maine) crushed a 2-run home run into center field.
The Pilgrims added a run in the fourth inning as Joslyn Gallagher (Fitchburg, Mass.) hit a home run over the center field fence to make it 5-1.
NEC cut the lead to 5-2 in the fifth inning as Rachel Senechal (Killingworth, Conn.) grounded out to second base that allowed Shawnie Clark (Holden, Mass.) to score.
In the sixth, the Pilgrims took a 6-5 lead. It started with Christine McNeil (Pawcatuck, Conn.), as she hit a RBI-double to left field. Clark had the big moment of the inning with a 3-run home run.
The Eagles responded in the bottom half of the inning to tie the game at 6. Paige Veilleuz-Adams (Winslow, Maine) scored on a throwing error to make it a brand new ballgame.
The Grims took the lead in the seventh inning as Gallagher doubled to bring home a run. Destiny Helmedach (Middlefield, Conn) reached on an error that scored two more runs and made it 9-6 NEC.
Trying to get back into the game, Husson got a run back in the bottom half of the inning as Tamara Aunchman (Panton, Vt.) with a solo shot out of left field to make it 9-7.
Fowler with two hits, two runs scored, a RBI, and a home run.
Aunchman with two hits, run scored, a home run, and a RBI.
Smith with a hit, run scored, a RBI, and a home run.
Jen Jones (Acton, Maine) (L, 7-6) pitched seven innings, allowed nine runs on nine hits, and struck out six.
Batters: New England College
Gallagher with two RBI, two hits, a run scored, and a home run.
Clark with three RBI, two hits, two runs scored, and a home run.
Senechal with a hit, RBI, and run scored.
Pitchers: New England College
Taylor Barbour (Bay Shore, N.Y.) pitched four innings, allowed five runs on seven hits, walked three, and struck out two.
Emily Farone (Sandown, N.H.) (W, 2-3) pitched three innings, allowed two runs on three hits, struck out two, and walked one.