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UMF Softball:

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:45 am
by Tom Nolette
April 2, 2014

Bangor, ME - Husson baseball earned a big NAC doubleheader win against U. Maine Farmington Wednesday afternoon at Winkin Complex by finals of 2-1 and 3-1. The Eagles came from behind in game one and used some timely hitting to take the lead and never look back in game two.

Game 1:

Husson allowed Farmington's only run of the game on a Jordan Croteau single in the second inning. Jimmy Neal advanced to second on the play and Dustin McCrossin scored to make it 1-0.

Dan Whitney allowed nine hits but only the one run in all seven innings. Whitney did well to keep the Beavers off the board despite their hit total. Whitney was in and around the zone all day throwing 62 of his 85 pitches for strikes, striking out four and not allowing a single walk.

The Eagles scored their tying and go-ahead runs with two outs in the top of the seventh. Catcher Jordan Carter was hit by a pitch in the leadoff spot and Seth Freudenberger pinch ran for him at first. Ben McLain laid down a sacrifice in the next at-bat to push Freudenberger to second. Cody McInnis then walked and was thrown out at second on a Dylan Foster fielders choice on the next play. With two outs and runners on the corners, Brand Gendreau singled to left scoring Freudenberger and advancing Foster. J.T. Whitten joined the party to give Husson their 2-1 lead in the next at bat, singling through the right side of the infield to score the speedy Foster.

For Farmington, Joe Sullivan picked up the loss allowing two runs on five hits with three walks and five k's in six and two-thirds innings. Brandon Soper came into the game for the final out in the top of the seventh.

Whitten led the offense charge for the Eagles going 2-3 with a walk and the game-winning RBI. Gendreau also had an RBI going 1-4 and Dennis Meehan tallied two hits as well, going 2-4 in game one.

Game 2:

Husson picked up three third-inning runs en route to a 3-1 win in game two. Tim Nason went six full, giving up seven hits and an earned run in the winning decision. Ryan Rebar picked up the save in the seventh walking just one facing four batters.

The Eagles mounted another two out rally for their runs in the second tilt. With two down Dennis Meehan singled to third advancing J.T. Whitten to second and Dylan Foster to third. Kyle Bishop ended his cold streak from game one and doubled in the next at bat to score Foster and Whitten. On the next play Bishop moved to third and Meehan scored on a wild pitch to push the score to 3-0 Husson.

In the bottom of the frame Farmington put together a rally of their own. Jordan Croteau singled to center to lead off. Jimmy Neal popped up to third and Sean Cabaniss popped to first for two outs. However, Brett Wallingford extended the inning, singling and advanced to second on the throw putting Croteau at third. First baseman Ben Keene stepped in and singled to second in the next at bat scoring Croteau, but the lone run is all Farmington could muster.

Husson threatened again in the top of the seventh by loading the bases with no one out, but the Eagles failed to scored after being cut down at home in two straight at bats and popping out for the third out.

Kyle Peterson picked up the loss for the Beavers in six innings, giving up three runs (all earned) on five hits and three walks while striking out two. Bradley Jackson came in for the seventh and thwarted the bases-loaded, nobody-out situation for UMF.

With the wins Husson improves to 5-7 on the season and will finally play as the home team in their own park this weekend in four games against New England College on Saturday and Sunday. Farmington drops to 3-10.

Re: UMF Softball:

PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:01 am
by Tom Nolette
Soule and Grover earn NAC softball honors

FARMINGTON, Maine – University of Maine at Farmington sophomore Emily Soule (Chelsea, Maine/Cony) and freshman Kennadi Grover (Cushing, Maine/Oceanside) have been named the North Atlantic Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week and Rookie of the Week respectively, for the week ending April 6.

Soule pitched the Beavers to an 8-0 and 6-4 season opening sweep of New England College, in a pair of games played at Gordon College in Wenham, Mass., tossing a pair of complete game victories.

She fanned nine Pilgrim batters and held NEC to just three hits in a game one shutout and came back in game two to scatter eight hits and strike out seven to complete the sweep.

Soule posted a 2.08 ERA over the combined 13.0 innings of work, allowing just three earned runs on 11 hits and four walks on the day.

Grover went 5-for-7 at the plate in her first day of collegiate softball. She went 4-for-4 in the second game of the doubleheader, blasting two home runs, a single, and a double for five RBI and two runs scored. In game one of the doubleheader, she had a single over her three at bats.

Grover finished the game with a .714 batting average and a .714 on base percentage, and a 1.714 slugging percentage. She started both games at first base, and did not commit an error in 16 chances.

The Beavers are scheduled to face Eastern Nazarene College on Friday, April 11, with a NAC doubleheader the following day at Castleton State.


Re: UMF Softball:

PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:33 am
by Tom Nolette
Game 1 – Castleton State 9, UMaine-Farmington 1 (5 innings)
Game 2 – Castleton State 4, UMaine-Farmington 9

CASTLETON, Vt. – The University of Maine at Farmington was held to just six hits over both ends of its North Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader with Castleton State and dropped both games to the Spartans, 9-1 and 4-0, on Saturday at the Spartan Softball Field.

UMaine-Farmington evened its conference and overall record at 2-2 with the losses, while Castleton improved to 5-9 overall, 4-2 in the NAC.

The Beavers plated one run in the top of the first inning in game to briefly take a lead. Sophomore Emily Soule laced a double into left field, and scored when senior Amy Jones’ fly ball into left field turned into a two-base error.

Farmington had just two base runners the rest of the way. Jones got aboard in the fourth with a lead-off single, but was called out on interference on freshman Kennadi Grover’s grounder to second.

Castleton rallied with a four-run bottom of the first on four hits, plus a throwing error on the pitcher with bases loaded that allowed all three runners to cross. Kayla Wood added the fourth run on an RBI single to right field.

The Spartans tacked on four more runs in the second thanks to five hits and three Beaver errors. Wood had a two-run single into center field for Castleton, and Ruby Bushey plated one run with another base hit into center.

Soule went three innings for the Beavers and allowed nine runs, only two of which were earned, on 10 hits and one walk with three strikeouts in the loss. Freshman Courtney Fowler finished out the fourth inning, and allowed two hits.

Wood picked up the win for the Spartans in her two-hit, four-inning outing in the circle, with Veronica Arnone recording two strikeouts in the fifth.

Game two went much the same as game one, with Castleton posting a big inning early and keeping UMaine-Farmington at bay for the win.

The Spartans three-run first inning was keyed by Brittany Brayman’s two-run single to center field, and Castleton’s single run in the fifth came on Jessica Babcock’s RBI single.

Soule came back to pitch five innings for the Beavers in game two, and yielded four earned runs on eight hits with three strikeouts. Fowler again worked the game’s final inning, and gave up one hit while fanning one Spartan batter.

Katie Gagne scattered three hits on her way to the win for Castleton, allowing one walk against two strikeouts.

UMaine-Farmington completes the two-day road trip on Sunday, April 13, when it travels to Lynn, Mass., to face Fisher College in a non-conference doubleheader. First pitch in game one of the twinbill is slated for 12:00 p.m.


Re: UMF Softball:

PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:10 am
by Tom Nolette
Game 1 – UMaine-Farmington 13, Fisher 8
Game 2 – UMaine-Farmington 20, Fisher 2

Softball takes two off Fisher in non-conference action

LYNN, Mass. – The University of Maine at Farmington softball team pounded out 35 hits over two games to sweep a non-conference doubleheader against Fisher College, Sunday afternoon at Breed Field. The Beavers posted a 13-8 win in game one, and completed the day with a 20-2 victory in game two.

Leading 3-0 after two innings in the first game of the twinbill, UMaine-Farmington (4-2) posted four runs in the third inning and four more in the fourth to take control of the game with an 11-7 lead.

Shelby Bryant, Katie Clark, and Amy Jones all went 3-for-4 at the plate for the Beavers in game one, with Bryant belting a grand slam home run in the Beaver third. Kennadi Grover, Katherine Smedberg, and Devin Fitzgerald each had two hits.

Freshman Courtney Fowler allowed eight runs on 11 hits, but only three of the runs were earned and she recorded five strikeouts on her way to her first collegiate victory.

Victoria Park took the loss for Fisher, after surrendering 13 runs, 10 earned, on 16 hits and eight walks. The Falcons did have some success at the plate, with Morgan Selmi going 3-for-4 with two runs, and Kristina Brown and Jade Bracero each plating two runs.

Game two turned into a rout for the Beavers in the fourth inning, when Farmington added 11 runs to effectively put the game away.

Sophomore Emily Soule tripled home three runs in the Farmington third, after Alison Hamilton drew a bases loaded walk and Cassidy Morrow single home another run.

UMaine-Farmington pounded out its 11 runs in the fourth on eight hits, including two-run singles by Bryant, Morrow, Hannah Lust, Natasha DeRoche, and Allison White.

Soule went 5-for-5 at the plate in game two, scoring two runs and driving in three more. Lust and DeRoche each had three hits with three RBI.

Freshman Kristen Manzo got the start in the circle for the Beavers, and picked up her first collegiate victory after scattering nine hits and allowing just two earned runs over her five innings of work.

Jayla Vega took the loss for Fisher, yielding all 20 runs, 18 of them earned, on 19 hits and eight walks. Vega went 2-for-3 at the plate to help her own cause, while Brown and Bracero also had a pair of hits in game two.

UMaine-Farmington will return to the field on Tuesday, April 15, when it travels to Lewiston, Maine, to face Bates College. Start time for the doubleheader is 3:30 p.m.


Re: UMF Softball:

PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:34 am
by Tom Nolette
Game 1 – Bates 9, UMaine-Farmington 3
Game 2 – Bates 5, UMaine-Farmington 3

Beavers come up short in two games at Bates

LEWISTON, Maine – University of Maine at Farmington freshman Katie Clark led the Beavers with a 4-for-6 effort at the plate as UMF dropped a pair of non-conference softball games at Bates College, 9-3 and 5-3, Thursday afternoon at Lafayette Street Field.

UMaine-Farmington evened its record at 4-4 with the two losses, while Bates improved to 5-12.

The Bobcats posted five runs in the bottom of the first inning, keyed by Kira Shaikh’s two-run home run down the left field line. Bates extended its lead to 6-0 in the fourth on Karen Lockhart’s RBI single through the right side.

The Beavers rallied with three runs in the top of the fifth, cutting the Bobcat lead in half, 6-3. Clark and Amy Jones reached on singles, and Kennadi Grover drew a walk to load up the bases with none out. The next two Farmington batters struck out and fouled out, and Meryl Bond plated all three base runners with a triple into center field.

Unfortunately, Bates answered with three runs of its own in the bottom half of the fifth on a walk and a wild pitch issued to Bobcat batters with the bases loaded, followed by a single up the middle by Molly Brown.

Withee joined Clark with a pair of hits for the Beavers in game one. Shaikh plated three runs, while Lockhart, Alex Eliopoulos, and Alayna Garbarino each had a pair of hits.

UMF starter Courtney Fowler allowed nine earned runs on 12 hits in the loss, while Bates’ Brenna Callahan fanned five Farmington batters and gave up three earned runs on nine hits in the win.

After falling behind 3-1 in game two, UMaine-Farmington tied things up with Bates at 3-3 in the top of the fifth on Clark’s two-run single down the right field line that scored Bond and Cassidy Morrow. Morrow led off the inning with a single up the middle, and Bond singled into center to put the runners at first and second. Shelby Bryant sacrificed both runners into scoring position with her bunt down toward third.

Bates regained the lead in the bottom of the fifth when the Beavers committed two errors on Kelsey Freedman’s single, allowing her to get all the way around the base paths and cross for a 4-3 Bobcat lead. The Bobcats’ lead became 5-3 in the sixth on Abigail Abbott’s two-out RBI single to left center.

Shaikh belted a two-run home run for the Bobcats in the second inning, her second of the day. She also hit a two-run homer in the first inning of game one.

Kristen Manzo gave up 11 hits and three earned runs in the game two loss for the Beavers. Freedman also gave up three earned runs in the win, on seven hits with four strikeouts.

UMaine-Farmington returns to North Atlantic Conference play on Friday, April 18, when it faces Thomas College at 3:00 p.m. Bates will face Tufts University on Friday in the first game of a three-game set.


Re: UMF Softball:

PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:09 am
by Tom Nolette
Game 1 – UMaine-Farmington 7, Maine Maritime 5
Game 2 – UMaine-Farmington 8, Maine Maritime 3

Softball takes two off Maine Maritime

CASTINE, Maine – The University of Maine at Farmington climbed into a tie for third place in the North Atlantic Conference softball standings with a 7-5 and 8-3 doubleheader sweep of Maine Maritime Academy, Saturday afternoon at Ritchie Field.

Senior Amy Jones and freshman Kennadi Grover each tallied five hits and three runs batted in over the two victories, which improved the Beavers’ record to 7-5 overall, 5-3 in the NAC.

Maine Maritime fell to 4-14 overall, 0-10 in conference play, in the final two Division III softball games scheduled to be hosted by the Mariners. Maine Maritime is discontinuing its program at the end of this season.

In game one, the Mariners posted a run in the first inning when Andi Flannery led off with a triple and later scored on a wild pitch. The Beavers evened the game in the top of the second when Meryl Bond's ground-rule double scored Grover.

Maine Maritime added three in the bottom of the third to take a 4-1 lead. Hayley Rae's single scored Ally Martin, who reached on a leadoff double. Martin advanced to third on a Flannery base hit. Erica Taylor's grounder to short plated Flannery, and Abby Yeo's single to center brought in Rae.

Farmington answered again in the top of the fourth with three runs to even the game at 4-4. Back-to-back-to-back singles by Katie Clark, Grover, and Hannah Lust opened the frame and brought home one run, with additional runs scoring on an error and Meryl Bond’s sac fly to center.

The Beaver plated three more runs in the fifth. Grover drove in two runs with a bases loaded double to center, and Clark scored an unearned run on a two-out error on Bond’s grounder to short.

Flannery finished with three hits and two runs for the Mariners, while Grover was a perfect 4-for-4 with two RBI and Jones finished 3-for-4 for the Beavers. Sophomore Emily Soule fanned eight Mariners and issued no walks in the complete game win.

In game two, Farmington opened up with a 2-0 lead on a pair of runs in the first inning. Jones' double scored Clark, and Grover batted Jones in with a single to centerfield.

After the Mariners plated three runs in the bottom of the first, the Beaver took the lead for good in the top of the second with three runs. Clark singled home Alison Hamilton to tie the game at 3-3, and Jones’ double into center field forced two more runs across for a 5-3 Farmington lead.

The Beavers added a single run in the fourth on Shelby Bryant’s RBI double to left field. Farmington tacked on two in the sixth on two hits and two errors for the final 8-3 margin of victory,

Bryant finished game with a 3-for-4 ledger at the plate, while Clark and Jones each had a pair of hits. Freshman Courtney Fowler scattered seven hits in the victory, logging six strikeouts with two walks.

Mariner starter Abby Yeo struck out 10 Farmington batters in the losing effort, allowing her eight earned runs on eight hits and three walks.

UMaine-Farmington is slated to host Lyndon State in a NAC doubleheader on Monday, April 21, at Prescott Field.


Re: UMF Softball:

PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:53 am
by Tom Nolette
Game 1 – UMaine-Farmington 9, Lyndon State 2
Game 2 – Lyndon State 14, UMaine-Farmington 3

Soule strikes out 12 to lead Beaver softball past Lyndon

KENTS HILL, Maine – University of Maine at Farmington sophomore Emily Soule fanned a career high 12 batters to lead the Beavers to a 9-2 win over Lyndon State, in game one of the teams’ North Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader Monday at Kents Hill School.

Lyndon State’s bats came alive in the second game, and the Hornets salvaged the split with a 14-3 victory over the Beavers.

UMaine-Farmington improved to 8-6 overall, 6-4 in the NAC, with the two wins, and remained in fourth place in the conference standings with four league games left on its schedule. Lyndon State is now 5-17, 4-6 in conference play.

Soule struck out at least one Lyndon batter in six out of seven innings pitched and struck out the side in the Hornet fourth, on her way to a complete game victory that improved her record to 5-2.

After the Hornets took the lead with a single run in the first on Mindy Carl’s RBI single, the Beavers vaulted into the lead in the second on home runs by sophomore Meryl Bond and senior Jillian Withee.

Each team posted a run in the third and UMaine-Farmington tacked on two runs in the fourth to extend its lead to 6-2. The Beavers put the game away in the fifth with three more runs, including two runs plated on Withee’s one-out single.

Withee went 2-for-3 with four RBI and one run scored, while Shelby Bryant, Amy Jones, Kennadi Grover, and Bond all had two hits.

Lyndon State starter Katie Davis allowed nine earned runs on 12 hits on her way to the loss.

In game two, Lyndon State put up two runs in the second inning on home runs by Carl and Brooke Dolloff, and enjoyed a five-run uprising in the third to take a 7-0 lead through three innings. The Hornets eventually extended their lead to 9-0 before Farmington managed to get on the scoreboard.

Lyndon plated its five runs in the third on five hits, keyed by Davis’ three-run triple.

Shelby Sheridan homered for the Hornets in the fourth inning, and Dolloff belted her second round-tripper of the game, a two-run shot to straightaway center, as part of a five-run Lyndon sixth.

UMaine-Farmington got two runs back in the fifth on a sac fly by Bryant and an RBI triple by Natasha DeRoche, and scored once in the sixth when Bond plated Jones on a single.

Davis allowed eight hits in the circle for Lyndon State, but struck out six Beavers on her way to the win. Jillian Emery went 4-for-4 for the Hornets in game two, while Sheridan, Carl, and Davis all had three hits.

Freshman Courtney Fowler got tagged with the loss for UMaine-Farmington after allowing 10 earned runs. Jones went 3-for-3 at the plate for the Beavers.

Bond’s single in game two combined with her two hits in the first game allowed her to extend her consecutive games hitting streak to 10 games.

UMaine-Farmington continues NAC play on Tuesday, April 22, when it hosts Husson University. Game one of the twinbill is scheduled to start at 3:00 p.m. at Prescott Field. Lyndon State will have Tuesday off before facing New England College on Wednesday, April 23.


Re: UMF Softball:

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:02 am
by Tom Nolette
Game 1 – UMaine-Farmington 5, Husson 2
Game 2 – UMaine-Farmington 2, Husson 1

Jones homers to help Beavers complete sweep of Husson

FARMINGTON, Maine – The University of Maine at Farmington got some timely hitting and two solid pitching performances on its way to a doubleheader sweep of Husson University, 5-2 and 2-1, in the Beavers’ Prescott Field opener on Tuesday.

The wins were UMaine-Farmington’s first over Husson since April 20, 2010, and ended the Beavers’ 10-game winless streak versus the Eagles.

For the Eagles, it was the first regular season sweep at the hands of a NAC opponent since dropping two games to Thomas, 5-1 and 5-4, on April 16, 2008.

UMaine-Farmington scored all the runs it would need for the win in game one in the first inning. Shelby Bryant and Emily Soule opened the frame with singles, with Bryant eventually scoring on a throwing error to first base on Katie Clark’s sacrifice bunt in front of the plate. Kennadi Grover singled into right field to score Soule, and Lust drove a sacrifice fly to right field that allowed Clark to cross. Both Soule and Clark came home as unearned runs.

The Beavers’ lead grew to 4-0 in the second when Jillian Withee scored on Soule’s sac fly to left field.

Husson broke the Beavers’ shutout bid in the top of the sixth, scoring Lyndsey Merrill on a Farmington error on Casey Lopes’ grounder to second base. UMaine-Farmington got that run back in the bottom of the frame, when Withee laid down a bunt single that scored pinch runner Natasha DeRoche.

The Eagles plated their second run in the seventh, again courtesy a Beaver error – this time a fielding error at short, which allowed Haley Spiers to score from second base. That left runners at first and second with no outs, but Farmington starter Soule induced a sharp double play grounder to third, then got Chelsea Brennan to pop up to first base to get out of the jam.

Soule scattered six hits and fanned six Husson batters on her way to the win, improving to 6-2 on the season with the complete game win. Husson’s Amanda Ryan also went the distance, allowing nine hits and just two earned runs with four strikeouts in the loss.

In game two, Amy Jones accounted for both UMaine-Farmington runs in the 2-1 victory.

Jones drove in the Beavers’ first run in the bottom of the third inning with an RBI single to score Devin Fitzgerald, after Fitzgerald drew a walk to lead off the frame.

Husson quickly knotted the game at 1-1 in the fourth. Jess Poulin stroked a one-out single into left center, advanced on a single by Sami Schultz, and scored on Spiers’ single into straightaway center field.

Jones provided the game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth, belting a one-out solo home run, her second round-tripper of the season, to give the Beavers a 2-1 lead.

Husson threatened in the top of the seventh, starting with a walk issued to Schultz to start off the inning, but the Beavers got out of the jam with a little controversy.

After Husson sent in Sarah Babin as a pinch runner for Schultz and the Beavers pulled starter Courtney Fowler in favor of Soule in a relief role, Spiers laid down a bunt directly in front of the plate. The ensuing throw from Farmington catcher Meryl Bond hit Spiers in the back, and the home plate umpire ruled her out on interference for leaving the base path. Babin, who had advanced to third, was sent back to first, but was thrown out trying to steal second during the at bat of pinch hitter Lyndsey Merrill. Merrill then hit a hard grounder back to Soule, who completed the throw to first to give the Beavers the win.

Fowler picked up the win for her six innings of work, recording two strikeouts while giving up eight hits. Soule earned her first save of the season for her two batters faced.

Husson starter Kayla Merrill allowed just five UMF hits in her six innings in the circle, and was charged with the loss.

UMaine-Farmington is scheduled to travel to Waterville, Maine, on Wednesday to face Colby College in a 4:00 p.m. doubleheader. Husson faces Bates College in a home doubleheader on Wednesday starting at 4:00 p.m.


Re: UMF Softball:

PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:38 am
by Tom Nolette
Game 1 – Gordon 10, UMaine-Farmington 5
Game 2 – Gordon 3, UMaine-Farmington 0

Beavers come up short in losses at Gordon

WENHAM, Mass. – Gordon College rallied for a win in game one and kept the University of Maine at Farmington bats in check in game two and came away with a 10-5 and 3-0 sweep of the Beavers, Thursday afternoon at the Gordon College Softball Field.

UMaine-Farmington evened its record at 10-10 overall, while Gordon improved to 12-20.

The Beavers posted three run in the third inning of the first game to take a 3-1 lead, on RBI singles by Emily Soule and Katie Clark and an Amy Jones double that plated Soule.

Gordon responded with an eight-run uprising in the top of the fourth on six hits and five Beaver errors, to take control of the game. Kara Pepper belted a two-run home run to center field early in the frame, and singles by Gabriel Roberts, Alyssa Unumb, and Kendall Bakuras added more runs to Gordon’s total.

Kennadi Grover went 3-for-4 at the plate with one run scored, while Alison Hamilton finished with two hits.

Courtney Fowler got the start for the Beavers, and allowed 10 runs, only five of which were earned, on 11 hits. She walked none and struck out four in the loss.

Skylar Bareford yielded 10 hits and five earned runs in the win, striking out five UMF batters.

In game two, UMaine-Farmington got a solid pitching performance from Soule, who allowed just three hits and two earned runs with three strikeouts.

However the Beavers were held to just five hits – one hit in each of the first five innings – and were able to get a runner past first base just twice in the game.

The Fighting Scots scored what proved to be the game-winning runs in the third inning. The frame started when Marissa Meenan got aboard on a base-on-balls, and scored on Bakuras’ single. Pepper doubled home Bakuras later in the frame.

Gordon added an insurance run in the sixth, when Roberts sacrificed home Pepper to give the Scots a 3-0 lead.

The Beavers open the final weekend of the regular season on Saturday, April 26, when they host UMaine-Presque Isle at 3:00 p.m. at Prescott Field.


Re: UMF Softball:

PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:38 am
by Tom Nolette
Crisp Leads Keene State to a 2-0 Win Over Southern Maine

GORHAM, Maine – Sophomore Mariah Crisp (Greenland, N.H./Portsmouth) struck out 14 batters and freshman Aliza Guerrero (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield-Ludlowe) and sophomore Morgan Fallon (Reading, Mass.) each hit solo home runs to lead the Keene State University Owls to a 2-0 win over the University of Southern Maine Huskies in a Little East Conference softball game Friday afternoon at Towers Field.

With the win, the Owls stop a four-game slide and improve to 12-16 overall and 4-6 in the Little East Conference. Southern Maine drops its fourth consecutive game and is 14-19 overall and 2-10 in the conference.

Crisp’s 14 strikeouts is one shy of her career and school record 15 in a game. Crisp was outstanding allowing just one hit – an infield single – and did not walk a batter. Additionally, Crisp only had one ball leave the infield, a shallow fly ball to left field in the top of the sixth inning. Crisp is 8-8 on the season.

With Crisp in control in the circle, the Owls’ took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third on Fallon’s first home run of the season. Fallon’s solo shot cleared the Huskies’ left field fence. Guerrero tacked on an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth with her fourth home run of the season for the 2-0 final.

Huskies’ senior Stefanie Stockwell (Buxton, Maine/Bonny Eagle) pitched well in the loss and is 9-9 on the season. Stockwell struck out eight, but yielded two runs on four hits and two walks. Junior Kristen Duross (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy) recorded the Huskies’ lone hit with a single in the top of the second.

Southern Maine hosts Eastern Connecticut State on Sunday (12:00 p.m.) in a Little East Conference doubleheader. The Huskies’ Eastern Connecticut doubleheader was originally scheduled for Saturday, but was moved due to forecasted weather. Keene State travels to UMass Boston on Sunday (12:00 p.m.) for an LEC doubleheader.