Softball 2015: Colby College

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Re: Softball 2015: Colby College

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:04 am

COLBY SOFTBALL EARNS SPLIT WITH BATES

LEWISTON, Maine -- Skylar Labbe and Emily Schatz each ripped home runs in the second game to lift the Colby College softball team to a split of a NESCAC East doubleheader with Bates College on Saturday.

The Mules move to 6-12 overall and 2-3 in conference play after a 6-5 win in the nightcap and a 2-1 loss in eight innings in the first game.

After being shut down in game one, Colby erupted for 10 hits in the second game. Skylar Labbe was 3-for-4 with 3 RBI and a run scored. Emily Schatz was 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. Kathleeen Mason added a hit and an RBI for the Mules.

Kira Shaikh once again led the Bobcats on offense, with her second home run of the season.

Colby wasted no time getting on the board, as Meaghan Lewia started the game with a single to center and then stole second. Mason ripped a single down the left field line to plate Lewia, and Schatz followed with a two-run shot to left center to give the Mules a 3-0 lead.

The Bobcats answered in the bottom of the first with a pair of runs. Kelsey Freedman doubled to right field and took second on a Karen Lockhart sacrifice bunt. Shaikh singled through the left side to plate Freedman. After a stolen base, Shaikh scored on a throwing error to bring Bates within one.

Brennan Callahan shut down the Mules over the next four innings, but so did her mound opponent, Julia Saul. Colby loaded the bases in the bottom of the fifth, but Callahan was able to wiggle out of the jam.

The Mules came through with their second big inning of the day in the top of the sixth, highlighted by a three-run home run to left center field off the bat of first-year Skylar Labbe.

The Bobcats mounted a comeback in the bottom of the seventh, though, as Schiller led off with a single up the middle. Maria Barsoum beat out an infield single to third to put runners on first and second with nobody out. Karen Lockhart grounded out to third to bring home Schiller and Barsoum crossed the plate on a wild pitch. Shaiikh’s home run to left field put the Bobcats within one, 6-5.

Colby’s Megan Michie came in to pitch, retiring Jenny Abbott to pick up the save for Colby.

Freedman threw the eight inning one-hitter for Bates (2-13, 1-4 NESCAC) in the opener.

Shaikh scored the winning run in the bottom of the eighth when a Paige Ahlholm shot to center field was mishandled, allowing Shaikh to hustle home from second base. Shaikh had reached on a one-out single and and swiped second base to put herself in scoring position.

Colby got on the board first in game one, as Meaghan Lewia drew a lead-off walk. Freedman retired the next two batters before issuing back-to-back walks to Tori Sansone and Grace Farnkoff. Lewia scored the game’s first run on a passed ball.

The Bobcats tied the game in the bottom of the third. Jenny Abbott started the frame with a single and moved up on an error. Emma Schiller moved the runners over on a sacrifice bunt, and Karen Lockhart tied the game a sacrifice bunt of her own.

The game remained knotted at one until Shaikh scored the winning run. Shaikh and Abbott led the Bobcats in game one, each recording two hits in the win.

Sansone recorded the lone hit of the game off of Freedman.

Bates 2, Colby 1, 8 inn. (1st game)
Colby 100#000#00-1#1#4
Bates 001#000#01-2#6#0
K. Freedman (W) and Fitzgerald; Michie (L) and Pulford. 2B: Tori Sansone (C).
Colby 6, Bates 5 (2nd game)
Colby 300#003#0--6#10#3
Bates 200#000#3--5#8#1
B. Callahan (L), K. Freedman (6) and Fitzgerald; Julia Saul (W), Megan Michie (7, S) and Zafirson. 2B: Freedman (B). HR: Emily Schatz (C), Skylar Labbe (C), Shaikh (B).

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Re: Softball 2015: Colby College

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:03 am

COLBY SOFTBALL SUFFERS TOUGH 2-1 LOSS AT BOWDOIN

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Julia Saul pitched well enough to win for the Colby College softball team, but Bowdoin College broke a 1-1 tie with a lone run in the fifth for a 2-1 NESCAC East victory Friday.

Saul pitched five innings and finished with two strikeouts and no walks. The Mules also did not make an error.

Colby moves to 9-14 overall and 2-4 in NESCAC play, while the Polar Bears are 20-9 and 7-2 in the league. The two teams will play a doubleheader at Colby on Saturday at 11 a.m. (new time).

Bowdoin had eight hits in the game, with the two most important ones being home runs. Marissa O'Toole had a solo shot in the first inning and Adriane Krul had one in the fifth for the game-winning run.

Colby threatened in the second, loading the bases with only one out. Bowdoin pitcher Julia Geaumont was able to get out of the jam.

Colby tied the game in the third, getting a lead-off double from Meaghan Lewia. The captain stole third and was able to come home on a throwing error.

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Re: Softball 2015: Colby College

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:12 pm

COLBY SOFTBALL FALLS TO UNBEATEN TUFTS

MEDFORD, Mass. -- Katie McLaughlin had the lone hit of the game for the Colby College softball team in a 9-0 loss to Tufts University in NESCAC East softball Friday at Spicer Field.

The Mules drop to 10-16 overall and 3-6 in the conference. Tufts is 34-0 overall, 10-0 in the league, and has won 47 straight NESCAC East games and 36 in a row overall. Colby and the Jumbos play a doubleheader on Saturday at noon.

McLaughlin used her speed to beat out an infield single with one out in the fifth inning. Shortstop Bri Keenan fielded the ball cleanly, but McLaughlin was able to beat the throw.

Tufts pitcher Allyson Fournier, one of the top pitchers in the history of the NESCAC, improved to 20-0 overall this year. Fournier struck out 13 of the 16 batters she faced.

Cassie Ruscz hit two home runs for the Jumbos. She had a three-run homer in the first to help the Jumbos off to a 4-0 lead. Ruscz added a solo home run in the fourth inning.

Tufts 9, Colby 0, 5 inn.
Colby 000#00--0#1#2
Tufts 404#1x--9#11#0
Megan Michie (L) and Erica Pulford; Allyson Fournier (W) and Raven Fournier. 2B: Carrie Copacino (T), Gracie Marshall (T), Raina Calbiati (T). HR: Cassie Rascz (T) 2.

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Re: Softball 2015: Colby College

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun May 10, 2015 6:13 am

MICHIE EARNS DISTRICT 1 ACADEMIC HONOR FOR SOFTBALL

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Colby College's Megan Michie (Rhinebeck, N.Y.) was named to the 2015 College Sports Information Director's Association/Capital One Academic All-District I Softball Team on Friday.

Michie, a senior pitcher for the Mules, earned the honor for the second straight year. She also was selected to the CoSIDA District I volleyball team in the fall. Michie is now eligible for National Academic All-American honors, announced on Wednesday, May 27.

Michie has the highest grade point average of any Colby student-athlete. She started the spring semester ranked first in the senior class.

The right-hander finished the 2015 season with a 2.95 earned run average, three wins, one save, and seven complete games. She allowed just 15 extra-base hits and struck out 49 in 76 innings of work.

Michie finished her career with 17 wins, two saves, a 3.15 earned run average, and 233 strikeouts.

Michie was part of the Beta Chapter of Maine of Phi Betta Kappa and was a six-time NESCAC All-Academic selection. She also was part of the Colby Leadership Academy for the past three years.

District I is made up of schools from Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. She was one of 11 players honored and also was one of four NESCAC players to make the team.

2015 CoSIDA Academic All-District I Softball Team
Megan Michie, Colby, senior, pitcher, Biology/Classics double major
Emily Berardi, Wheaton, senior, pitcher, Classics
Victoria Jensen, MIT, junior, catcher, Mechanical Engineering
Katie Bumila, WPI, senior, infielder, Chemical Engineering
Sam Curran, Wentworth, senior, infielder, Biomedical Engineering
Sam DiBella, Endicott, junior, infielder, Nursing
Gracie Marshall, Tufts, senior, indfielder, Psychology
Simone Frank, Williams, senior, outfielder, Biology/Anthropology
Emma Hart, Wheaton, junior, outfielder, Lincoln, R.I.
Theresa Hendrix, St. Joseph's (ME), senior, outfielder, Physical Education
Kathleen Maehr, Middlebury, junior, designated player, International Politics/Economics
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Re: Softball 2015: Colby College

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun May 24, 2015 6:12 am

COLBY TWO-SPORT ATHLETE MICHIE RANKS FIRST IN HER CLASS

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Colby College volleyball and softball player Megan Michie (Rhinebeck, N.Y.) is the valedictorian of the Class of 2015.

Michie found out Friday about the honor. She had the highest grade point average of any student-athlete for her entire four years at Colby, but now heads into Sunday's
graduation at 10 a.m. as first in her entire class.

Michie, a pitcher for the softball team and a defensive specialist/libero for volleyball, has earned two College Sports Information Director's Association Academic All-District I
Softball Team honors. She is eligible for National Academic All-American honors, announced on May 27. Michie also earned a District I (New England Region) volleyball honor in the fall.

The right-hander finished the 2015 softball season with a 2.95 earned run average, three wins, one save, and seven complete games. She allowed just 15 extra-base hits in 76 innings.

Michie finished her career with 17 wins, two saves, a 3.15 earned run average, and 233 strikeouts.

Michie closed out the volleyball season ranked third on the Mules in service aces (32 total) and fifth in defensive digs (122). Michie had a serve percentage of .913 to finish
second for Colby.

Michie finished her volleyball career with 224 digs, 52 aces, and a .916 serve percentage.

Michie was part of the Beta Chapter of Maine of Phi Beta Kappa and was a six-time NESCAC All-Academic selection. She also was part of the Colby Leadership Academy for
the past three years.
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