|D'Youville College||University of Southern Maine|
CLERMONT, Fla. – Junior Courtney Davis (Woburn, Mass.) went 5-for-8 and threw out five runners from behind the plate to highlight the University of Southern Maine Huskies’ softball split in its opening games at the RussMatt Softball Spring Break games in Clermont, Fla. Southern Maine won its opener 6-5 against Carleton, and then suffered a 4-2 set back against D’Youville.
Southern Maine, playing outdoors for the first time this season, starts its 2017 season at 1-1. Carleton suffered its first loss of the season with its loss to the Huskies to stand at 3-1, while D’Youville evened out its record to 1-1 with the win over USM.
The D’Youville Spartans scored four runs in the first inning and then held off the Huskies to earn the 4-2 win. The Spartans took advantage of a Husky fielding error and a three-run triple from senior catcher Ashley Colan (Grand Island, N.Y.) to score its four runs.
Trailing 4-0 after the first, Southern Maine scored one run in the top of the second and the top of the third but could not pull even with D’Youville in the loss. Crosman drove in the Huskies’ first run of the game with an RBI double to right field, while Obert had an RBI double in the third.
Freshman pitcher Alexis Dymond (Kenmore, N.Y./Kenmore West) earned the win for D’Youville allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits and three walks over seven innings. Junior Amber Kelly (Berwick, Maine/Noble) was the hard-luck loser allowing four runs (one earned) on five hits, one walk and five strikeouts.