Bangor, ME - Husson softball earned two North Atlantic Conference (NAC) wins against Lyndon State College on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles stand at 15-8-1 on the season and at a perfect 8-0 atop the NAC. Lyndon drops to 6-14 (2-4 NAC).
Game 1: Husson 4, Lyndon State 0
The score remained 2-0 until the bottom of the fifth inning with two outs when Melissa Souza (East Bridgewater, MA) hit a double and Schultz hit a single to the left side. Aimee Mortensen (Biddeford, ME) stepped up next to hit a triple to right center and an RBI on Souza's score. Mortensen closed out the inning by scoring on a wild pitch.
Lyndon State had a hard time getting anything past the Eagles fielders in the first game of the day, as Husson got a 1-2-3 out in both the top of the 6th and the top of the 7th. Jen Lynch (Portland, ME) registered the lone hit for the Hornets.
Eagles pitcher Becca McCarty (Skowhegan, ME) got the win pitching a complete seven innings and giving up only one hit. Hornets pitcher Katie Davis (North Haverhill, NH) gave up 12 hits in the loss.
Game 2: Husson 10, Lyndon State 2
Husson started off Game 2 at a sprint with Lona Sargent (Sullivan, ME) getting to first off a ball error at third. Then, Deb Colpitts (Levant, ME) hit a single down the right field line and followed it up by stealing second. Shultz showed up and hit a double down the right field line to advance both Sargent and Colpitts home for 2 runs.
In the bottom of the second, Shaw hit a double to right center and Kayla Merrill (Bethel, ME) hit a single to left, sending Shaw home and adding one more Eagles run to the board.
Lyndon responded in the top of the third when Jillian Emery (Johnson, VT) batted a double to right field and advanced the two runners, Lynch and Jenna Carpenter (Barnet, VT), home.
Husson bit back in the bottom of the fourth when Haley Spiers (Rochester, NH) got on first and Souza advanced her to second. Sargent advanced to first on a fielding error and then stole second. K. Merrill hit a double to right center which sent Sargent and Spiers across home. Colpitts closed out the inning by knocking a triple down the right field line, sendng Merrill home and making it 6-2 in favor of Husson.
In the bottom of the fifth Spiers hit a home run, which sent Mortensen home, and Shaw and Souza also scored. Their runs brought the score to 10-2 and ended the game in the bottom of the fifth.
Amanda Ryan (Brewer, ME) pitched for the win, allowing just one earned run. Meghan Gadapee (Littleton, NH) picked up the loss. Spiers, Sargent, and Shaw each scored two runs for Husson in the win, and K. Merrill had five RBIs.
The Eagles will host Johnson State in another doubleheader at 12pm and 2pm on Sunday. Lyndon State will travel to Maine Maritime for 10am and 12pm games.