|SUNY-Buffalo State||University of Southern Maine|
CLERMONT, Fla. – The University of Southern Maine Huskies softball team concluded its 2017 Spring Training Games in Florida with a split defeating the Buffalo State Tigers 11-3 in its first game of the day before falling to the MIT Engineers 6-3 in the second game.
With the split Southern Maine fnishes its 2017 Florida trip with a 6-6 record. Buffalo State, which dropped two games on the day, is now 4-12, while MIT started its season at 2-0 with the win over the Huskies.
GAME ONE: Southern Maine 11, Buffalo State 3
After falling behind 1-0 after the first inning USM scored a pair of runs in the top of the third and then added at least one run in the next four innings, including a six-run outburst in the top of the seventh, to take an 11-3 win over the Buffalo State Tigers. The Huskies belted out 16 hits in the win, including five doubles from senior Mary Caron (Lewiston, Maine/St. Dominic Academy), juniors Taylor Lux (Arundel, Maine/Thornton Academy), Courtney Davis (Woburn, Mass.), and Amber Kelly(Berwick, Maine/Noble), and sophomore Brooke Cross (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy).
Caron, Kelly and senior Shelby Obert (Norridgewock, Maine/Skowhegan) each had three hits a piece for the Huskies. Caron drove in a pair of runs. Davis added two RBI as well, and went 2-for-5 at the plate.
Freshman Alexis Brown (Malden, Mass.) earned the win in the circle for USM. Brown fired 4.2 innings allowing one unearned run on six hits and a walk. She struck out three. Junior Haeli Campbell (Manchester, N.H./Goffstown) picked up the save, pitching the final 2.1 innings. She allowed two earned runs on three hits and a walk.
Buffalo State sophomore Allie Block (N. Tonawanda, N.Y./Starpoint) took the loss allowing four runs (two earned) on eight hits and three walks in 5.0 innings pitched. Freshman Scarlett Whitman (Grand Island, N.Y.) closed out the game pitching the final two innings. Whitman allowed seven earned runs on eight hits and a walk. Junior Abijah Adams (Rochester, N.Y.) was 3-for-3 for the Tigers with an RBI. Senior Laura Crooks (Niagara Falls, N.Y.), sophomore Cassandra O’Hern (Augusta, N.J.) and junior Melissa Woods (Lakeview, N.Y.) each had two hits.