|University of Maine||Stony Brook University|
VESTAL, N.Y. – The University of Maine softball season came to an end on Friday afternoon as the Black Bears suffered a 2-0 loss to No. 3 Stony Brook in an America East Tournament elimination game.
The Black Bears end the season with an overall mark of 22-25. Annie Kennedy and Alyssa Derrick were each named to the America East All-Tournament Team for their impressive play throughout the postseason.
Derrick, Laurine German, Maddie Decker and Kristen Niland each recorded single hits for the Black Bears. German finished tournament play with seven hits.
Kyleigh O’Donnell went the distance in the defeat, ending the season at 6-7. O’Donnell surrendered two runs on five hits with two strikeouts and a walk.
Melissa Rahrich improves to 15-10 with the win, tossing the complete game shutout while scattering four hits with three strikeouts and a walk.
Stony Brook (25-21) broke a scoreless tie with a single run in the bottom of the fifth. The Seawolves were able to get two aboard on a double from Jourdin Hering before Katelynn Corr was hit by a pitch. Following a fielder’s choice, Melissa Rahrich reached on an infield single. Irene Rivera’s 14-pitch at bat ended in a walk, bringing in Hering with the game’s first run. O’Donnell settled in, getting the next batter to strikeout to leave the bases loaded.
The Seawolves tacked on a run in the bottom of the sixth when Nicole McCarville doubled before later coming in on a sacrifice fly from Allyssa Malony.
Decker started the seventh with a sharp single into left as the Black Bears looked for some late inning magic. However, Stony Brook was able to get the next three hitters in order as the Seawolves took the contest, eliminating Maine with a 2-0 decision.