Monday, April 25, 2011

Softball: Husson squeaks by UMF 6-5

Husson University squeezed home the winning run in the eighth inning to lift the Eagles to a 6-5 win over the University of Maine at Farmington Sunday in North Atlantic Conference softball at Prescott Field.

The win completed a sweep for Husson. Originally a doubleheader, the Eagles eked out an 11-10 victory over UMF Saturday, but game two was rained out.

The Beavers (9-17, 5-9) await the NAC postseason seedings, while the Eagles (17-15, 10-2) are scheduled to finish off their regular season today against Lyndon State College at 4 p.m. in Bangor.

After Kelly Naegelin (Cohasset, Mass.) was placed on second to open the extra frame, Sarah Risser (Brewer, Maine) moved Naegelin to third with a sacrifice bunt and Kody Lyon (Dalton, N.H.) laid down a bunt to bring Naegelin home for a 6-5 edge.

Lyon struck out the side in the eighth to close out the win. Lyon threw two innings of no-hit relief and struck out four batters.

Shannon Mitchell (Portsmouth, N.H.) thumped a three-run home run for the Beavers. Liz Sargent (Trenton, Maine) singled and doubled in the loss with Amy Jones (Augusta, Maine) turning in a pair of base hits. Sargent's two-bagger scored Sam Morency (Lewiston, Maine) to tie the game at 5-5 in the sixth.

Kara Poirier (Berlin, N.H.) smacked a solo homer and singled for the Eagles, while Lona Sargent (Sullivan, Maine) singled, doubled and drove in a run.

Emma Vaillancourt (Saco, Maine) was dealt the loss with seven hits allowed, four walks and five strikeouts.

Husson 6, Me.-Farmington 5 (Apr 24, 2011 at Farmington, Maine) (Game 2)
Husson.............. 320 000 01 - 6 7 2 (17-15, 10-2)
Me.-Farmington...... 301 001 00 - 5 6 2 (9-17, 5-9)
Pitchers: Husson - Rebecca McCarty; Kody Lyon(7). Me.-Farmington - Emma Vaillancourt.
Win-Kody Lyon Loss-Emma Vaillancourt T-2:00 A-68
HR HUSW - Kara Poirier.
HR UMF - Shannon Mitchell



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