RUTLAND, Vt.—The Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) softball team swept Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC)-opponent College of St. Joseph (CSJ) in an afternoon doubleheader on Saturday.
Game 1: W, 7-6
Head Coach Ray Magnant turned to first-year Kristen Mackenzie (Seabrook, N.H.) in the first game of the double dip. Mackenzie tossed 5.1 innings and allowed five runs, four earned before first-year Sarah Guimond (East Waterboro, Maine) came on in relief to notch her first save of the season.
First-year Kaylah Abdul (South Berwick, Maine) got things going for SMCC in the first inning and added to her conference-leading RBI total (21) by drawing a bases loaded walk to score Mackenzie.
Abdul would deliver another RBI with a base knock in the third. With two outs later in the inning, Guimond doubled and first-year Kahli Philibotte (Hooksett, N.H.) offered some run support launching her first career home run.
The Fighting Saints got two back on two-out hitting, but the Lady SeaWolves answered one better in the top-half of the fourth posting three more runs.
CSJ homered twice in the sixth inning and then pushed another across in the seventh to close its deficit to one. With two outs and the tying runner at second base, Guimond grabbed a pop-up to end the game.
The Lady SeaWolves recorded 10 hits and 10 walks in the contest. Mackenzie earned her second win of the season as CSJ’s Jenna Crowley was taxed with the loss.