|University of Maine||Stony Brook University|
STONY BROOK, N.Y. — The University of Maine softball team earned a split of Friday’s doubleheader in Stony Brook. The Black Bears dropped game one, 7-1, before rallying to capture game two, 4-1.
Rachel Carlson led the Black Bears as the senior tallied three hits and scored a run. Erika Leonard chipped in two hits, drove in a pair, and scored a run of her own.
In game one, the Black Bears fell into a 3-0 hole after Stony Brook plated single runs in each of the first three innings, ultimately falling by a 7-1 final.
Carlson, Alyssa Derrick and Maddie Decker each tallied a hit for the Black Bears. Decker drove in Leonard for Maine’s lone run of game one.
Melissa Rahrich picked up the win for Stony Brook, going the distance to earn her 12th win of the season. Rahrich gave up one run on three hits with six strikeouts and no walks.
Annie Kennedy fell to 9-7 with the loss after giving up six runs, five earned, on eight hits with two strikeouts and no walks over 4.0 innings.
Rahrich scored the first run of the game on Irene Rivera’s RBI double in the first inning.
Stony Brook tacked on single runs in the second and third inning before extending its lead to 6-0 with a three-run bottom of the fourth.
Singles by Hering and Rahrich set the table for Rivera who homered over the wall in right center.
The Black Bears were able to get on the board in the top of the sixth. Leonard reached after being hit by a pitch and advanced to second on Carlson’s bunt single. With two outs in the frame, Decker roped a single to the gap in right center, bringing in Leonard with Maine’s first run.
However, Stony Brook would add another run in the bottom of the sixth and close out the Black Bears for a 7-1 victory.