|Southern Maine Community College||Dean College|
FRANKLIN, Mass. — The Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) softball team was defeated in both games of its Opening Day doubleheader in a non-conference date with the Lady Bulldogs of Dean College on Sunday, March 26.
Again, the Lady SeaWolves would climb out to an early 7-2 lead behind a Guimond 2-RBI triple and a grand slam courtesy of Abdul in the second. Dean would post three runs in both the third and fourth innings and tack on another three in the sixth. Needing two runs in the top half of the seventh, the Lady SeaWolves would leave two runners in scoring position before making their final out.
Head Coach Ray Magnant turned to Mackenzie to start the second game. The right-hander struck out seven but suffered the loss after allowing 11 earned over 5.1 innings. Sophomore Lindsay Marston (Rumford, Maine) took over in a 0.2 inning relief appearance.
Sophomore Elle Burbank (Bethel, Maine) recorded four hits in four at-bats and scored two runs in the seven-inning affair. Sophomore Danielle Goodwin (South Berwick, Maine), Abdul, and Guimond also notched multi-hit games.
Again, the Lady Bulldogs’ Taylor pitched a complete game and struck out nine to earn her second victory of the afternoon. Dean’s Alexis Brown produced the offense going for six RBIs in the game.
In a post-game interview, Coach Magnant commented, “Today I was very pleased with the hustle and attitude these ladies put forth. For only having one real outside practice before taking the field today, I thought we did a nice job correcting the mistakes we made early on and improving with every inning we played.”
The Lady SeaWolves begin their 2017 spring campaign at 0-2 as Dean improves to 4-0 overall.