|UM-Presque Isle||Thomas College|
ORONO, Maine – The Thomas College softball team split their opening doubleheader with the University of Maine at Presque Isle on Saturday at Mahaney Dome in Orono. The Owls took game one, 9-4, while the Terriers bounced back with a 5-2 victory in game two.
The Terriers opened the scoring in the top half of the second as Farina ripped a double to right center to score LeBourveau after she reached on a double of her own. The Owls answered with a run in the next frame as Terry scored on a throwing error, tying the game up at 1-1. Thomas took the lead back at 3-1 as they tallied a pair in the third. A single from Colpack scored Taylor while Colpack later came in on a throwing error.
In the bottom of the fourth, Terry cut the lead down to one for UMPI as she knocked a solo homerun to left center. Thomas looked to pull away once again in the sixth as Coulter helped her own cause, hitting her second homerun of the day to left field to make it 4-2. Taylor finished the scoring at 5-2 as her sacrifice bunt brought in Julia Nadeau (Randolph, Maine) who got on with her second double of the contest. Coulter kept the Owls silent in the bottom of the sixth as the game was called due to time.
Coulter threw all six innings in the win for the Terriers in her first collegiate start, allowing five hits and two runs (one earned). Marissa Reagle was given the loss for UMPI surrendering two runs in two innings of relief work.
The Terriers will sit idle until March 19 as they travel to Clermont, Florida for their spring trip.