Clermont, Fla. – UMaine Farmington suffered a heart breaking loss against SUNY Potsdam in Clermont, Florida,on Monday afternoon by a score of 6-5 in the first game of a softball doubleheader. The Beavers also lost the second game by a score of 15-1.
The Beavers fell to 1-4 overall while Suny Potsdam moved to 3-1 on the year.
Skyler Watson pitched 6.2 innings, giving up 10 hits, six runs, three earned runs with three walks and five strikeouts.
Jordan Ott went 3-4 at the plate for Suny with two runs while Day Stevens went 2-4 with two RBI’s.
Megan Fish was awarded the win, pitching 3.2 innings, giving up five hits, three runs, one earned run with two walks and three strikeouts. Meghan Dougherty pitched 3.1 innings giving up five hits, two earned runs with two walks and one strikeout.
SUNY got on the board first in the bottom of the first inning when Megan Fish singled through the right side, which scored Jordan Ott. The Beavers settled down after the early run and held the Bears off the scoreboard for the next three innings.
In the top of the fourth, the Beavers scored two runs to take a 2-1 lead. Mikayla Cameron singled up the middle, which scored Alyssa Dillan. Alison Hamilton then singled to left field which Kayln Grover.
UMF battled back in the top of the seventh when Megan Forgarty singled, scoring Alyssa Dillan and Elizabeth Walker on the play. Amber Grady came to the plate with two runners on and two outs. Grady singled to the right side to score Forgarty and give the Beavers a 5-3 lead.
The Bears did not go down without a fight. The first two batters went down quick with a strikeout and a ground out. Lauren Brace started it off by reaching first on a muffed throw by the first basemen. Day Stevens then singled up the middle followed by a walk, which loaded the bases.
Emma McCarthy reached on a big error by the right fielder which scored the first run for the Bears as Brace scored. Kolbi Lyon then reached first on an error by the shortstop, which brought up Brooke Falsion, who singled up the middle to give the Bears the 6-5 win.