Bangor, ME - Deb Colpitts threw Husson's third no-hitter of the season as the Eagles swept a North Atlantic Conference doubleheader from the Hornets of Lyndon State on Saturday afternoon at O' Keefe Field wining the first game, 9-1 in five innings, and the second one 8-0 also in 5 innings. With the two wins the Eagles approve their record to 8-2 in the conference and 20-10 overall and as the Hornets fell to 3-9 in the conference and 6-18 overall.
Game One: Husson 9 Lyndon St. 1 - 5 innings:
The Hornets would strike first as Katie Davis led off the top of second inning with a solo homerun to left field, but the Eagles would answer right back in the bottom half of inning with a Nicole Andrade RBI single to center field tying the game at one a piece.
Kayla Merrill held Lyndon State scoreless in the top of the third with the help of her teammates after she walked Jula McNeil to lead off the inning and a Shelby Sheridan single to right field that advanced McNeil to second. The very next batter, Kiya DeWitt hit a groundball to Husson's shortstop Lyndsay Merrill and she would tag out McNeil for the first out of the inning. With runners on first and second Dakota Crane hit a single to left field that would send Sheridan to home plate but Allie Hill came up throwing a bullet to Casey Lopes who would tag out Sheridan at home for the second out of the inning and Taylor Young ended the Hornets threat when she groundout to L. Merrill for the third and final out of the inning.
Husson wouldn't look back as they added two more runs in the bottom of the third on RBI singles by Lopes and Colpitts to make the score 3-1.
The Eagles extended their lead to 9-1 in the bottom of the fourth on a RBI double from K. Merrill, a RBI fielder's choice from Hill, a two run triple from L. Merrill, a RBI single from Lopes and a sacrifice fly from Haley Spiers.
K. Merrill went the distance to pick up her 10th win of season, allowing one earned run on six hits with two walks and striking out four. Davis pitched four innings for her eleventh loss of the season, allowing 9 earned runs on 12 hits with two strikeouts and one walk.
Lopes, L. Merrill, Andrade and Sami Schultz all had two hits for the Eagles in game one.
Game Two: Husson 8 Lyndon St. 0 - 5 innings:
The Eagles got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the second on Spiers' second career homerun and her first since 2013 when she smashed a Davis pitch over the left field fence.
Husson added another run on a RBI double to left by Colpitts in the third. K. Merrill extended the lead to 3 on a RBI single in the fourth.
The Eagles would finish off the swept in the bottom of the 5th on a RBI single from Spiers, a two run single by Chelsea Brennan, an interference call which resulted into Spiers scoring Husson's 7th run of the game and a RBI single by K. Merrill which was her 140th career hit.
Colpitts who would retire the first nine players she faced on the day before allowing a batter to reach base because of a fielding error by K. Merrill who was playing third base, pitched 5 hitless innings, faced only 16 batters and striking out one to pick up her 4th win on the season. Taking the loss was Davis who pitched 4.2 innings, allowing 8 earned runs on 15 hits, walking none and striking out 4.
Lopes and Spiers each had two hits and K. Merrill had three hits for the Eagles in game two.
Husson is right back at it tomorrow when they host Johnson State for two NAC games at O'Keefe Field starting at 11AM and the Hornets will host the Owls of University of Maine at Presque Isle also tomorrow for two games starting at 2pm.