WATERVILLE, Maine - Husson softball split the day over at Colby College on Friday afternoon, just barely taking a 6-5 loss in the first game of the doubleheader, then redeeming themselves in the second game, holding the Mules scoreless with a final score of 7-0.
Husson (10-6) took early control of the scoreboard starting off with a two-run single by Morgan Coleman to bring in Arika Brochu and Briana Brochu in the first inning. The Eagles added a third run in the third when Nicole Andrade scored on a double steal.
Colby (5-8) trailed 3-0 before scoring runs in the top of the fifth inning. Wiley Holton led off with a double then Lucie Cunningham stepped into play as a pinch-runner. After a ground out pushed Cunningham to third base, Carly Swartz used her speed to get on base with an infield single. Katie McLaughlin followed and ripped a shot into right center field to score both runs.
The Mules went ahead 4-3 when McLaughlin moved to third on a passed ball. Robin Spofford had an infield single and promptly stole second base. Grace Farnkoff had a squeeze bunt to score McLaughlin and get Spofford to third base. Skylar Labbe followed up with a double to bring in Spofford with the fourth run.
In the sixth, Wiley Holton had a one-out single and later stole second base. Swartz singled to bring Holton to third base. McLaughlin doubled again to bring in both runners for a 6-3 lead.
The Eagles answered with two runs in the bottom of the sixth. Briana Brochu tripled to lead off the inning and Chloe Gorey came up next smacking a double to make it 6-4. Olivia Smith later doubled to plate Gorey with the final run of the game. Holly Lallis came in to pitch for the Mules getting the final out of the sixth on a pop-up to shortstop.
Husson batted last since the games were originally scheduled to be played in Bangor, left one runner on in the seventh inning making their final attempt at a comeback before falling to Colby by one run.
The Eagles captured a complete game shutout from pitcher Alannah Healy in their 7-0 win in the second game. Healy was the pitching story in the nightcap, striking out six and walking two in her shutout. The hitting story was Tamara Aunchman's two home runs and three hits in the game. Casey Lopes added two hits, two RBIs, and one run scored.
Aunchman led off the bottom of the second with her first homer of the game. Lopes doubled to bring in Sarah Bragg and Jen Jones to make it 3-0. Briana Brochu singled to score Lopes with the fourth run.
In the fourth inning, Olivia Smith had a one-out walk and Aunchman doubled her to third base. The Mules were able to get the second out of the inning, but Olivia Maynard ripped a double to score two runs.
Aunchman homered with one out in the sixth inning for the final run of the night.
Labbe led the Mules with two hits, while Lallis and Spofford were both 1-for-2.
The Eagles are set to host Maine-Presque Isle on Sunday, April 2nd, after a schedule change, for a doubleheader. Game times are 2pm and 4pm which will be played in the Winkin Sports Complex.