|New Rochelle||UM-Presque Isle|
NEW ROCHELLE, NY – The University of Maine at Presque Isle Softball team (4-2) split a doubleheader with the College of New Rochelle (1-1) to kick off their spring break trip. The Blue Angels would win their season opener in dramatic fashion, walking-off with a 9-8 win before the Owls would overpower their opponent in game two, winning 15-5.
Game 2 – UMPI 15, CNR 5
The Owls would get their offense going early in game two as Packard would triple with the bases loaded. She would score on the ensuing ground ball to give the Owls a 4-0 lead. The College of New Rochelle would answer and take advantage of two UMPI errors, collect four hits and tie the game.
While the Blue Angels would get just one more run the rest of the game, the Owls would pound out a total of 14 hits and have multiple big innings. After plating four unearned runs in the third, Packard would tripe again in the fourth to drive in another run. Marucci would hit a two-run homerun in the fifth inning, and UMPI would put the game away in the sixth with three runs on five hits.
Packard would get the win, giving up just one earned run, seven hits, and strike out three. Marucci would end up going three for four in the game with four RBI and that home run. Packard would also drive in four runs, while Jackie Peers (FR, Limestone, ME) would go three for four with an RBI and a run scored. Brianna Losee (JR, Pittsfield, ME) would go two for four with an RBI.