Clermont, Fla. – UMaine Farmington gets swept in a softball double-header against Middlebury on Tuesday by a score of 15-3 and 10-0 in non-conference action in Clermont, Florida.
In game one, the Panthers opened a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Taylor Gardner doubled and scored on an infield error. The lead grew to a pair in the team’s next at bat on a sacrifice fly to right field by Sarah Freyre, scoring Olivia Bravo.
Middlebury plated five runs in the fourth, with Ally Doll providing a RBI single and Bravo a key two-run triple to make it a 7-0 game midway through the inning.
The Panthers had another big inning in the fifth, sending 12 batters to the plate and scoring eight times. Erin Giles doubled twice in the inning and drove in two of the runs. Kati Daczkowski and Gardner each added run-scoring singles as the Panthers led 15-3.
The Beavers plated three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, making the final 15-3.
Giles led the Panthers, going 3-4 at the plate with two doubles, two runs scored and a pair of RBI. Marybeth Stone went 2-4 with two doubles and Gardner also went 2-4 and scored three times.
Irene Margiotta (3-1) earned the win for Middlebury, allowing three runs (two earned) over five innings for her third victory of the season.