|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.
SMCC jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in its first frame of the season, but the Lady Bulldogs responded with seven in the bottom half of the second—pushing at least one run across in every inning.
First-year Sarah Guimond (East Waterboro, Maine) earned the nod in game one tossing 2.0 innings, allowing eight earned runs over five hits. First-year Kristen Mackenzie (Seabrook, N.H.) came on in relief allowing a similar line— six earned runs over six hits and 2.0 innings. Guimond was taxed with the loss.
First-year Kaylah Abdul (South Berwick, Maine) collected three RBIs and two extra-base hits, one a two-run homerun in the top half of the fifth. Guimond also smashed her first career homerun in the same inning.
Angelina Taylor went the distance for Dean pitching five complete innings, striking out 10 to earn the win. The right-hander was also a perfect 3-3 with three homeruns from the plate.