Standish, ME – After winning the North Atlantic Conference Championship last weekend, the Eagles continued their winning ways taking both games of a doubleheader from the Monks of Saint Joseph College, who just brought home their own Championship in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference.
Game One: Husson 3 – Saint Joseph's 0
A productive 6th and 7th innings for the Eagle offense and another strong pitching performance by Amanda Ryan (Brewer, ME) were the difference in game 1.
In the top of the 6th Courtney Hill (Calais, ME) reached on a single, stealing second base, and advancing to third. Deb Colpitts (Levant, ME) singled to right field bringing in Hill for the first run of the game.
In the top of the 7th Haley Spiers (Rochester, NH) got all the way to third base on an error in left field. Lona Sargent (Sullivan, ME) bunted, advancing to second on the fielders throw, batting in Spiers to make it 2-0 Eagles. Aimee Mortensen (Biddeford, ME) singled up the middle to bring in the third run for Husson, scoring Sargent and making it 3-0.
Ryan faced 24 batters, throwing 52 strikes on 69 pitches.
Game Two: Husson 3 – Saint Joseph's 1
NAC Tournament MVP Becca McCarty (Skowhegan, ME) took the mound for the Eagles in game 2; throwing 3 strong innings, facing 12 batters, and grabbing 4 strike outs in the win. Kayla Merrill (Bethel, ME) grabbed the save for the Eagles.
Husson jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the third when Heidi Shaw (Manchester, ME) bunted causing the pitcher to commit an error and reached first base. Breanna Martin (Oxford, ME) who came in to pinch hit for Courtney Hill singled batting in Shaw.
In the top of the 5th the Eagles scored what would be the winning runs when Sami Schultz (Hermon, ME) walked, Allie Hill (Calais, ME) came in to pinch run. C. Hill reached first on a throwing error, scoring A. Hill. Aimee Mortensen singled through the right side to bat in C. Hill.
The Monks saw their only offense of the day in the bottom of the 6th when they put 1 run on the board.
The Eagles are still awaiting their opponent in the upcoming NCAA Tournament.