BANGOR, Maine – The Husson University softball team (16-8) swept their home doubleheader with Maine-Farmington (2-14) on Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles won the first game of the doubleheader by a score of 1-0 and the second with a 8-0 win. It was this year’s first games on O’Keefe Field.
Game 1: Husson 1, Maine-Farmington 0
Alannah Healy (6-1) for the Eagles and Anastasia Albright (0-5) for the Beavers each pitched 7.0 scoreless innings, forcing the game into extra innings. Albright had a no-hitter into the 7th inning until Olivia Smith slapped a right through the right side. It was the only hit she allowed all game. Healy pitched a scoreless 8th inning setting the stage for Nicole Andrade.
NCAA softball has a rule in extra innings where each team gets to place a base runner on second base when their team is up to bat. Husson wasted little time advancing that runner to third and, eventually, home. Sarah Bragg was the base runner for the Eagles. Kylie Kennedy laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt advancing Bragg to third base. Nicole Andrade was the next batter for the home team. She lifted a sacrifice fly to deep right field. Sarah Bragg easily scored on the sacrifice giving Husson the 1-0 win.
Healy threw 8.0 scoreless innings, allowed only two hits, and struck out 13. Andrade had the lone RBI, while Olivia Smith had the only Eagle hit.
Albright threw 7.1 innings while allowing one hit, one earned run, and striking out six. Alyssa Dylan and Kailyn Hill had the two Beaver hits in the loss.