Softball Splits Doubleheader on O'Keefe Field with New England College, 7-9, 8-0

Softball Splits Doubleheader on O'Keefe Field with New England College, 7-9, 8-0

BANGOR, Maine- Husson University Softball Team (11-10, 1-1 NAC) spilt a doubleheader with New England College (10-18, 4-2 NAC) by the final scores of 7-9 and 8-0 at O'Keefe Field on Saturday afternoon.

New England College 9, Husson 7

How it Happened:

The Eagles took the lead in the first inning as Madelyn Fowler (East Barre, Vt.) hit a home run off of the scoreboard in left field to make it 1-0.

Husson added two runs in the second inning as Bri Brochu (Pittston, Maine) hit a 2-run RBI-triple into right field to make it 3-0.

The green and gold added two more runs in the third inning as Olivia Smith (Calais, Maine) crushed a 2-run home run into center field.

The Pilgrims added a run in the fourth inning as Joslyn Gallagher (Fitchburg, Mass.) hit a home run over the center field fence to make it 5-1.

NEC cut the lead to 5-2 in the fifth inning as Rachel Senechal (Killingworth, Conn.) grounded out to second base that allowed Shawnie Clark (Holden, Mass.) to score.

In the sixth, the Pilgrims took a 6-5 lead. It started with Christine McNeil (Pawcatuck, Conn.), as she hit a RBI-double to left field. Clark had the big moment of the inning with a 3-run home run.

The Eagles responded in the bottom half of the inning to tie the game at 6. Paige Veilleuz-Adams (Winslow, Maine) scored on a throwing error to make it a brand new ballgame.

The Grims took the lead in the seventh inning as Gallagher doubled to bring home a run. Destiny Helmedach (Middlefield, Conn) reached on an error that scored two more runs and made it 9-6 NEC.

Trying to get back into the game, Husson got a run back in the bottom half of the inning as Tamara Aunchman (Panton, Vt.) with a solo shot out of left field to make it 9-7.

Batters: Husson

  • Fowler with two hits, two runs scored, a RBI, and a home run.

  • Aunchman with two hits, run scored, a home run, and a RBI.

  • Smith with a hit, run scored, a RBI, and a home run.

Pitchers: Husson

  • Jen Jones (Acton, Maine) (L, 7-6) pitched seven innings, allowed nine runs on nine hits, and struck out six.

Batters: New England College

  • Gallagher with two RBI, two hits, a run scored, and a home run.

  • Clark with three RBI, two hits, two runs scored, and a home run.

  • Senechal with a hit, RBI, and run scored.

Pitchers: New England College

  • Taylor Barbour (Bay Shore, N.Y.) pitched four innings, allowed five runs on seven hits, walked three, and struck out two.

  • Emily Farone (Sandown, N.H.) (W, 2-3) pitched three innings, allowed two runs on three hits, struck out two, and walked one.

Game 2

Husson 8, New England College 0 (5 Innings)

How it Happened:

The Eagles took very little time as they jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the 1st inning. Fowler started it off with a 2-run RBI-double to make 2-0. Smith followed that up with a home run to score herself and Fowler. Morgan Coleman (Acton, Maine) scored late on in the inning thanks to a fielding error.

Husson added a run in the 2nd inning as Chloe Gorey (Scarborough, Maine) attempted to steal second base and got caught in a pickle that allowed Brochu to score and make it 6-0.

Eagles finished off the scoring as Coleman hit a 2-run home run to finish the game at 8-0.

Batters: Husson

  • Coleman with two runs scored, two hits, two RBI, and a home run.

  • Fowler with two hits, two RBI, and two runs scored.

  • Smith with two runs scored, two hits, two RBI, and a home run.

Pitchers: Husson

  • Aunchman pitched five innings, allowed four hits, and struck out three.

Batters: New England College

  • Chanel Welch (Seabrook, N.H.) with two hits.

  • Gallagher with a hit.

  • Rachel Kerrigan (Hyde Park, Mass.) with a hit.

Pitchers: New England College

  • Barbour pitched an inning, allowed five runs on five hits, and struck out one.

  • Farone pitched 3.2 innings and allowed three runs on five hitss

Up Next!

Husson Softball will host Thomas College (Maine) in a doubleheader on Tuesday, April 17th starting at 3 PM.