The Husson University women's softball team swept the University of Southern Maine with 8-5 and 6-1 wins in a non-conference matchup at Husson's O'Keefe Field. With the win, the Eagles improve to 5-8 while the University of Southern Maine falls to 2-14.
In the first game, the Huskies reached the scoreboard first off an error that plated Anna Allard. RBI singles by Annie Mitchell and Erin Swarbrick pushed the Southern Maine lead to 3-0 after the top of the first inning.
Husson answered with three runs of their own in the bottom of the first, spurred by an RBI groundout by Lona Sargent, a Kelly Naegelin single that plated Aimee Mortensen, and a double for Megan Richard. Husson exploded in the fourth inning, tacking on four additional runs in an error riddled inning for USM.
Southern Maine threatened in the top of the seventh when Kayla Ferrara drove in two runners off a double to left field. On the mound, Kody Lyon, sealed the win for the Eagles with six innings of work and five strikeouts.
Sarah Deroche shouldered the loss for the Huskies, throwing six innings and giving up 9 hits, while striking out 3.
In the second game of the day, the Huskies were first to score in the top of the first when Lillian Cooper hit an RBI single up the middle to plate Melissa Caiazzo. Husson responded in the bottom of the second inning of a Bri Webster double that drove in two runs.
In the bottom of the sixth, the Eagles tacked on three additional unearned runs to push the score to 6-1. On the mound for the Eagles, Rebecca McCarty and Kelly Naegelin combined for seven innings of work. Naegelin threw four scoreless innings that featured four strikeouts. University of Southern Maine's Samantha Morse received the loss, giving up six runs and six hits.