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Softball 2015: Husson University

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:29 am

Losing left front tooth in collision fails to deter Husson shortstop from spring games

BANGOR, Maine —- Husson University junior shortstop Lyndsay Merrill loves to play softball. And even after losing a front tooth when applying a tag on an attempted steal of second in a March 9 game in Winter Haven, Florida, Merrill composed herself and finished the game. Not only did she finish it, she went 2-for-4 and scored a run in the 4-2 loss to Simpson College of Iowa, the nation’s 13th-ranked NCAA Division III team. Husson didn’t play the next day so Merrill wound up getting a root canal an hour away in Lakeland...

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Re: Softball 2015: Husson University

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:15 am

Eagles Sweep Doubleheader Against Beavers; Merrill and Healy Combine to No-Hit UMF

Bangor, ME – The Husson University softball team swept a pair of non-conference games from the University of Maine at Farmington. Husson won the first game 8-0 in six innings behind the pitching of Kayla Merrill and Alannah Healy who combined to no-hit the Beavers and the second game 11-3 in five innings. The Eagles improved to 7-7 overall and the Beavers dropped to 1-3 overall.

Game 1: Husson 8, UMaine-Farmington 0
The Eagles took the lead in the bottom of the first when Deb Colpitts singled to left field, advancing Casey Lopes to second and Allie Hill to third, and sending K. Merrill home for a run.

In the bottom of the fourth, Erika Parker led off with a single down the left field line and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Haley Spiers. On the very next pitch by Abby Burdin, Sami Schultz drove it over the left field fence for a two-run homerun. Hill also added two-run homerun of her own later in the inning to bring the score to 5-0

The Eagles would add three more runs in the bottom of the sixth to clinch the victory.

K. Merrill pitched the first five innings of no-hit ball for the win, including nine strikeouts, tying her season high and Healy pitched a perfect sixth inning to finish off the no-hitter. Burdin pitched 5.2 innings for the loss. Hill would finish the game with 2 hits and 3 runs batted in.

Game 2: Husson 11, UMaine-Farmington 3
In the second game of the day, The Beavers jumped out early and plated two first inning runs.

Shelby Bryant led off the game with a walk, stole second one pitch later and scored on a RBI single by Meryl Bond. Katie Clark drove in the second run of inning on a RBI groundout scoring Bond. The Eagles would get one of the those early runs back in the bottom of the inning when Lyndsay Merrill singled to left field driving in her sister K. Merrill.

Kennadi Grover followed with a RBI single up the middle in the top of third inning scoring Kiana Thompson extending the Beavers' lead to 3-1. The lead was short-lived, as Husson's K. Merrill and Nicole Andrade scored off a Hill two-run single up the middle in the bottom of the third to tie things up.

The Eagles would take the lead a few batters later when Shannon Graves singled to centerfield scoring L. Merrill. Husson would extend their lead to 8-3 when Gabrielle Bryant hit a fly ball to the centerfielder, which was dropped and rolled all the way to fence by the time a UMF player picked up the ball. Graves, Shaniah Haskell, Lopes and Bryant all scored.

Husson would add three more runs in the bottom of the fourth behind a RBI single by Chelsea Brennan, then Bryant was hit by a pitch and Andrade walked.

Deb Colpits picked up the win for Husson after coming in for relief of stating pitcher Healy, while Emily Vitone got the loss in her collegiate debut.

Husson will open up NAC play with a doubleheader when they host Johnson State on Saturday, starting at 12:00 PM. UMaine-Farmington returns to the diamond tomorrow afternoon for a doubleheader at the University of New England.
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Re: Softball 2015: Husson University

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:14 am

Eagles' Take Two from Mules

Bangor, ME – The Husson University softball team swept a pair of non-conference games from Colby College on a cold Wednesday night at Boucher Field. Husson won the first game 6-1 and the second game 3-2. The Eagles improved to 9-7 overall and the Mules dropped to 5-11 overall.

Game 1: Husson 6, Colby 1

Husson got on the board in the top of first inning with 2 outs when Lyndsay Merrill and Casey Lopes hit back to back triples. The Eagles weren't done scoring in the inning as Deb Colpitts singled to right field scoring Lopes and Haley Spiers singled down the left field line scoring Chelsea Brennan extending Husson's lead to 3-0.

The Mules would score their only run of game in the bottom of first when Meaghan Lewia led off the inning with a solo shot to left field.

In the second, Nicole Andrade would lead off the inning with Husson's third triple of the game. On the very next pitch Kayla Merrill would hit a perfect sacrifice bunt, squeezing in Andrade to extend Husson's lead to 4-1.

The Eagles' would extend their lead to 5-1 in the top of fifth when Colpitts hit a ground-rule doubled down the right field line scoring Gabrielle Bryant.

Sami Schultz would lead off the top of sixth with Husson's fourth triple of game breaking the school's single game record for triples.

Husson would add one run in the top of the seventh when Colpitts hit another ground-rule double to center field scoring L. Merrill.

K. Merrill went the distance for the Eagles, allowing one earned on five hits with two walks and seven strikeouts over the seven innings picking up the win. K. Merrill moves to 4-3 on the season while Julia Saul falls to 4-7 with the loss. Saul pitched seven innings, allowing six earned on ten hits with three walks and six strikeouts.

Colpitts would finish the game going 3-4 with two doubles and 3 RBI. Husson would combine to hit eight extra base hits (4 doubles and 4 triples) in the game.

Game 2: Husson 3, Colby 2

Husson took advantage of Colby's mistakes early, scoring in the first inning on a fly ball that should have easily been caught by the centerfielder to retire Colpitts. Instead, Colpitts reached on the error and Allie Hill and L. Merrill scored.

The Eagles would tack on another run in the top of the fifth after K. Merrill walked, stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error by the catcher and scored on a wild pitch by Megan Michie.

The Mules would get on the board in the bottom of the sixth when Lewia doubled to center field scoring Erica Pulford. Colby would add one more run in the inning off Colpitts who entered the game in the bottom of the sixth coming in for relief of starting pitcher Alannah Healy, when Emily Schatz grounded out and Lewia scored. Healy would reenter the game after Colpitts gave up a doubled to right center to Tori Sansone but she would get Grace Farnkoff to ground out to second base to end the Mules threat in the sixth.

Colby would get the tying run on in the bottom of the seventh when Kathleen Mason hit a ground-rule doubled down the right field line but Healy would get Pulford to fly out to left field to end the game.

Healy who retired the first eleven batters she faced before Schatz singled up the middle would pitch six and one third of innings, allowing no runs, with a walk and two strikeouts to pick up her 3rd win of the season. Michie who took the lost, would go the distance for the Mules, allowing three unearned runs on two hits, while walking two and eight strikeouts.

With the two wins today, Husson has now won the last seven meetings between the two schools.

Husson will officially open up NAC play after their doubleheader with Johnson State last weekend was postponed by Mother Nature when they travel to Waterville for a doubleheader with Thomas College on Saturday, starting at 12pm and the Mules return to the diamond on Friday when they host NESCAC rival Bates College at 4pm.
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Re: Softball 2015: Husson University

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:25 am

Eagles' Split Doubleheader with Terriers

Waterville, ME - The Husson University softball team split a pair of conference games against Thomas College on Saturday afternoon in Waterville. Husson won the first game 4-1, but lost the second game 5-3. The Eagles improved to 10-8 overall and 1-1 in the North Atlantic Conference, while Thomas College picked up their first win of the year and improved to 1-14 overall and 1-1 in NAC play.

Game 1: Husson 4, Thomas 1

Husson's bats were silent for the first four innings, as they would see Thomas College get on the scoreboard first in the bottom of the fourth inning when a Jordan Agger-Barnes RBI double to right center that would score Alyssa Eugley making it 1-0. The Eagles would respond in the top of the fifth scoring three times from runs from Haley Spiers, Kayla Merrill and Allie Hill giving the Eagles the 3-1 lead. Husson would score one more in the top of the seventh this time thanks to a solo homerun by Kayla Merrill making the score 4-1.

K. Merrill went the distance for the Eagles, allowing one earned on five hits with no walks and six strikeouts over the seven innings picking up the win. She moves to 5-3 on the season while Sonja Morse for Thomas falls to 0-5 with the loss. Morse pitched seven innings, allowing two earned runs on six hits with four walks and seven strikeouts.

Spiers would finish the game going 2-3 with a double and run scored. Husson would combine to hit three extra base hits (3 doubles and 1 Homerun) in the game.

Game 2: Thomas 5, Husson 3

In game two the Husson offense came to life early as they took an early lead as they scored three runs in the second inning thanks to Shannon Graves RBI single to left center to scoring Deb Colpitts, but the Eagles were just getting started as they would score again this time it was a RBI double from Brianna Bires down the left field line scoring Graves making it 2-0. Husson would tack one more run in the top of the second when Nicole Andrade would single to right field scoring Bires from second base making it 3-0 Husson after two innings of play.

Thomas College would light the scoreboard in the third inning when Korie Laren reached first on an error by the right fielder allowing Sonja Morse to score making it 3-1.

The Terriers would get the tying run on in the Bottom of the fifth inning when T. M. Johnson doubled to left center for two RBI's when Laren and Morse would come around to score making it 3-3.

The game would stay tied until the bottom of the seventh inning when Laren would hit a two run walk-off homerun off the Eagles' pitcher Bires making the final 5-3.

Deb Colpitts went the first five innings for Husson allowing seven hits, three runs, while walking one and striking out two batters. Healy would pitch a perfect sixth inning allowing no hits or runs. Bires came on to pitch the bottom of the seventh inning; she allowed two earned runs on two hits.

Husson will play a doubleheader at home with USM Sunday. Game one will start at 1pm.
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Re: Softball 2015: Husson University

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:53 am

Eagles' Swept a Non-Confencere Doubleheader from Southern Maine

Bangor, ME - Husson softball combined for 21 hits over two games to earn a non-conference doubleheader sweep over the University of Southern Maine Sunday afternoon at Boucher Field by a score of 7-5 and 6-3. Husson has now won nine out their last 10 games to improve to 12-8 overall, and the Huskies which dropped their record to 15-11 overall have lost their last three games.

Game One: Husson 7, Southern Maine 5

Husson got on the board early when Kayla Merrill hit a triple to right field and Allie Hill singled her in with the first run of the game.

Trailing 1-0 after three innings, Southern Maine took a 2-1 lead in the top of the fourth on three hits and a pair walks. Mary Caron led off the inning with a single to left centerfield and then moved to second on a walk to Courtney Davis. With the Huskies threatening for a big inning, Husson turned a double play on the next batter erasing Caron and batter Kristen Duross. With two outs and a runner on second, Amber Kelly hit an RBI double to center field to drive in Southern Maine's first run of the game. Another walk, this time to Samantha Crosman giving the Huskies runners on second and first with two outs, before Allison Pillar doubled down the left field line scoring Kelly.

The scored remained 2-1 until the bottom of the fifth when the Eagles' rallied with two outs to take a 6-2 lead. Chelsea Brennan singled to left field scoring Hill with the tying run. After Haley Spiers walked loading the bases full of Eagles, Sami Schultz smashed a grand-slam homerun over the left field fence putting Husson head 6-2.

The Eagles' would add one more run in the bottom of the sixth when Lyndsay Merrill hit a sacrifice fly to centerfield scoring K. Merrill with Husson's seventh run of the game.

Southern Maine would rally for three runs in the top of seventh with two outs on a RBI triple from Duross, an RBI single from Kelley and RBI double from Crosman, but K. Merrill would get Pillar to pop to L. Merrill to end the game.

K. Merrill went the distance for the Eagles, allowing five earned on eleven hits with three walks and four strikeouts over the seven innings picking up the win. K. Merrill moves to 6-3 on the season while Erika Millett falls to 8-5 with the loss. Millett pitched seven innings, allowing seven earned on ten hits with three walks.

Game Two: Husson 6, Southern Maine 3

Game Two was the same story as game one was as Husson would have to rally late to complete the swept of the Huskies from the University of Southern Maine.

The Eagles would take a 1-0 lead in the bottom of first when K. Merrill scored on a RBI double from Casey Lopes.

Southern Maine would find themselves trailing once again in the top of the third when they connected on a pair of hits and taking advantage of pair Husson miscues when Davis scored the first unearned run of the inning on a fielding error by the right fielder after reaching on base safely with a single and the second on a RBI single by Kelly put Southern Maine head 2-1.

The Huskies would extend their lead to 3-1 on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Pillar, scoring Duross with Husson's third unearned run of the game in the top of the sixth.

Brennan would lead off the bottom of the sixth with a single to start Husson's comeback. She would advance to second on a single by Haley Spiers and scored when Schultz reached first on a throwing error by the third baseman. Nicole Andrade would hit a RBI ground-rule double to left field on the very next pitch sending Spiers home with the tying run. K. Merrill would put Husson in the lead when she hit a 2-run single through the right side, scoring Andrade and Schultz. The Eagles would add one more in the inning off a fielder's choice by Lopes making score 6-3.

Eagles' starting pitcher, Alannah Healy would pitch a perfect seventh to finish off the four hit complete game, allowing three unearned with one walk and one strikeout to pick up her fourth win of the season. Taking the lost was Kelly, her sixth of the season, allowing four earned runs on five hits in relief of starting pitcher Desiree Benner, who pitched the first 4.2 innings allowing one earned run on six hits.

The Eagles' return to the diamond on Wednesday, April 15th when the host the University of Maine of Farmington for a North Atlantic Conference doubleheader at 3pm. Southern Maine returns to action on Tuesday, April 14th in a Little East Conference doubleheader at Plymouth State University.
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Re: Softball 2015: Husson University

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:14 am

Kayla Merrill No-Hits UMaine-Farmington as Husson sweeps NAC doubleheader from Beavers

Bangor, ME - Husson University softball team swept a North Atlantic Conference doubleheader from the Beavers of University of Maine at Farmington on Wednesday afternoon at O' Keefe Field wining the first game, 11-0 in five innings, and the second one 6-1 as Kayla Merrill pitched 7.2 innings of no hit ball. With the two wins the Eagles approve their record to 3-1 in conference play and 14-8 overall and as the Beavers fell to 1-7 in conference play and 2-12 overall.

Game 1 Husson 11, UMF 0 - 5 innings:

The Eagles took the lead in the bottom of the first when Casey Lopes hit a RBI single to right field scoring Kayla Merrill. Husson extend their lead to 4-0 on a three-run home run by Chelsea Brennan over the left field fence.

In the bottom of the second the Eagles added another run when K. Merrill drove a Emily Vitone pitch over the left fence that would make a dent on the scoreboard for her 12th career homerun, which moved her second all-time in program history.

In the bottom of the third, Husson would add six more runs to extend their lead to 11-0 behind a RBI single by Haley Spiers, a RBI double by Sami Schultz, a RBI single by Brianna Bires, a RBI single by Lyndsay Merrill, a RBI single to Shaniah Haskell and a walk to Shannon Graves.

K. Merrill pitched five innings of no-hit ball for her 7th win of season, walking two and striking out four. Vitone pitched 2.2 innings for the loss, allowing 11 earned runs on 14 hits with one strikeout.

Game 2 Husson 6, UMF 1:

In the second game of the day, The Eagles jumped out to a early lead when L. Merrill hit a perfect sacrifice bunt, squeezing in K. Merrill with the first run of the game.

UMaine-Farmington tied the game up on a RBI single by Katie Clark in the top 4th, but Husson would answer right back in the bottom of half of the inning when Spiers scored on throwing error after Nicole Andrade reached base on a fielder's choice and a RBI double to left centerfield by K. Merrill making the score 4-1.

Husson extend the game to 6-1 in the bottom of the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Andrade and a passed ball.

Alannah Healy pitched four innings to pick up her 5th win of the season, allowing one earned run on three hits, one walk and four strikeouts. K. Merrill who entered the game in relief of Healy in the fifth inning earned the three inning save, her second of the season. Taking the loss was Courtney Fowler her second of the season, pitched six innings, allowing six runs but only two were earned on four hits, walking three and striking out one.

K. Merrill held UMaine-Farmington hitless for 12.2 innings this season until she gave up a double to Kennadi Grover with two outs in the top of seventh of game two.

Husson will be back in action on Saturday when they travel to Castleton, Vermont for a NAC doubleheader with the Spartans of Castleton College. The Beavers will host University of Maine at Presque Isle for two games on Saturday.
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Re: Softball 2015: Husson University

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Apr 19, 2015 3:53 am

Eagles' split with Spartans

CASTLETON, Vt. – The Spartans got a walk-off single from Jessica Babcock in the opening game to win it 2-1 in nine innings but couldn't keep up the momentum, falling 10-1 in six innings in the second game of a doubleheader at Spartan Field on Saturday afternoon.

Tied 1-1 in the bottom of the ninth with two outs and Kayla Daigle on third, Jessica Babcock ripped an offering to right-center to plate Daigle and secure the 2-1 victory. The win put Castleton at 4-0 in the North Atlantic Conference. The Spartans finished the day at 4-1 in the NAC and 11-9 overall while Husson is just behind at 4-2 in conference play and 15-9 on the year following the split .

Sophomore Kayla Wood was lights out in the first game, going the full 9.0 innings while giving up six hits and one earned run while striking out ten batters. Offensively, Katie Gagne and Babcock each finished the afternoon with three hits.

For the Eagles, Kayla Merrill was dominant in defeat. She gave up just three hits and two earned runs while striking out five without walking a batter. Sister Lyndsay Merrill was solid at the plate with a team-high four hits. Deb Colpits earned the win in the second game and helped her cause with two doubles and four RBI.

Wood and Merrill kept the offenses at bay through the first two innings, however, Husson plated a run in the top of the third. Merrill hit a leadoff double to the left field wall and came around to score on a bloop single to centerfield. The Eagles put runners on second and third, but Wood got out of the inning on a nice running scoop and throw to first by Brittany Brayman at third.

Castleton tied it up in the bottom of the fifth when Chelsea Grady roped a double to left field. One batter later, Ruby Bushey ripped a two-strike pitch down the right field line for an RBI triple, but she was stranded to leave it 1-1.

Both pitchers continued their excellence, sending the game to extra innings. Castleton threatened in the bottom of the eighth as they moved the runner from second to third with one out. However, a lineout and groundout ended the threat.

Husson came back in the top of the ninth with a sacrifice bunt to advance the runner with two outs, but Wood struck out Sam Schultz looking with the count loaded to get out of the frame.

In the bottom of the ninth, Sami Carlo bunted Timi Carone over to third. Kayla Daigle reached on a fielder's choice and advanced to second as Carone got caught in a run-down between second and third for the second out. Daigle scooted to third on a wild pitch and Babcock ripped a single to the wall for the game-winner.

Neither team could score until the third inning of the second game. With one out and runners on first and second, Allie Hill bunted and reached on a throwing error by pitcher Taylor Paquette. One run came into score, but Bushey threw out the second runner from right field for the second out. Lyndsay Merrill drove in Hill with an RBI single to push the lead to 2-0.

Castleton got a run back in the bottom of the fourth as Grady ripped a solo home run over the left field fence.

Husson countered with six runs in the top of the fifth to take control. Three of the first four batters reached, scoring one run and chasing Paquette. The Eagles kept it going with a two-run double from Colpits, an RBI double from Haley Spier and then a two-run home run by Sam Shultz for 8-1 lead.

The Eagles added two more runs in the top of the sixth for the 10-1 final.

Paquette took the loss, going 4.1 innings with seven hits and three earned runs while striking out a batter. Cassidy Tedeschi and Katie Gagne both game up earned runs in relief.

The Spartans return to action tomorrow when they travel to play at Keene St. for a doubleheader beginning at 1 pm and Husson travels to New England College
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Re: Softball 2015: Husson University

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:11 am

Eagles Split Non-Conference Doubleheader with Bobcats

LEWISTON, ME – The Husson University softball team played two games against Bates, winning game one 1-0 and losing game two 4-0. The Eagles record is now 18-10 and the Bobcats are 6-17.

GAME 1

Husson and Bates combined for only eight hits in the opener as it was a pitcher's duel.

Kayla Merrill (Bethel, ME) picked up the win for the Eagles as she pitched a complete game shutout. Merrill only allowed two hits and one walk while striking out seven batters. With the win she improves to 9-4 on the season.

Kelsey Freedman pitched well for Bates in the loss, as she went the distance and allowed just one run on six hits. Freedman also struck out eight Eagle batters.

Husson scored the only run of the game in the fifth inning on a sacrifice fly from Lyndsay Merrill (Bethel, ME) and Nicole Andrade (New Bedford, MA) scored.

Kayla Merrill and Haley Spiers (Rochester, NH) each had two hits for the Eagles.

GAME 2

Bates scored two runs in the second and third inning to pick up the win in game two.

Paige Ahlholm doubled to right center which brought Brenna Callahan home to get the Bobcats on the board. Bates added to their lead on a Husson error, which allowed Jenney Abbott to score.

The Bobcats would pick up two more runs on a two-run homer from Callahan to complete the scoring.

Callahan and Freedman combined to shut down the Eagles hitters. Lyndsay Merrill had two of the seven Husson hits.

Alannah Healy (Brockton, MA) took the loss for the Eagles giving up two runs on three hits in one inning of work.

Husson will get back into North Atlantic Conference play Saturday when they host Lyndon State. Game one of the doubleheader will start at 1:00.
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Re: Softball 2015: Husson University

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:21 am

Colpitts throws Husson’s third no-hitter of the season as the Eagles take two from Hornets, 9-1 & 8-0

Bangor, ME - Deb Colpitts threw Husson's third no-hitter of the season as the Eagles swept a North Atlantic Conference doubleheader from the Hornets of Lyndon State on Saturday afternoon at O' Keefe Field wining the first game, 9-1 in five innings, and the second one 8-0 also in 5 innings. With the two wins the Eagles approve their record to 8-2 in the conference and 20-10 overall and as the Hornets fell to 3-9 in the conference and 6-18 overall.

Game One: Husson 9 Lyndon St. 1 - 5 innings:

The Hornets would strike first as Katie Davis led off the top of second inning with a solo homerun to left field, but the Eagles would answer right back in the bottom half of inning with a Nicole Andrade RBI single to center field tying the game at one a piece.

Kayla Merrill held Lyndon State scoreless in the top of the third with the help of her teammates after she walked Jula McNeil to lead off the inning and a Shelby Sheridan single to right field that advanced McNeil to second. The very next batter, Kiya DeWitt hit a groundball to Husson's shortstop Lyndsay Merrill and she would tag out McNeil for the first out of the inning. With runners on first and second Dakota Crane hit a single to left field that would send Sheridan to home plate but Allie Hill came up throwing a bullet to Casey Lopes who would tag out Sheridan at home for the second out of the inning and Taylor Young ended the Hornets threat when she groundout to L. Merrill for the third and final out of the inning.

Husson wouldn't look back as they added two more runs in the bottom of the third on RBI singles by Lopes and Colpitts to make the score 3-1.

The Eagles extended their lead to 9-1 in the bottom of the fourth on a RBI double from K. Merrill, a RBI fielder's choice from Hill, a two run triple from L. Merrill, a RBI single from Lopes and a sacrifice fly from Haley Spiers.

K. Merrill went the distance to pick up her 10th win of season, allowing one earned run on six hits with two walks and striking out four. Davis pitched four innings for her eleventh loss of the season, allowing 9 earned runs on 12 hits with two strikeouts and one walk.

Lopes, L. Merrill, Andrade and Sami Schultz all had two hits for the Eagles in game one.

Game Two: Husson 8 Lyndon St. 0 - 5 innings:

The Eagles got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the second on Spiers' second career homerun and her first since 2013 when she smashed a Davis pitch over the left field fence.

Husson added another run on a RBI double to left by Colpitts in the third. K. Merrill extended the lead to 3 on a RBI single in the fourth.

The Eagles would finish off the swept in the bottom of the 5th on a RBI single from Spiers, a two run single by Chelsea Brennan, an interference call which resulted into Spiers scoring Husson's 7th run of the game and a RBI single by K. Merrill which was her 140th career hit.

Colpitts who would retire the first nine players she faced on the day before allowing a batter to reach base because of a fielding error by K. Merrill who was playing third base, pitched 5 hitless innings, faced only 16 batters and striking out one to pick up her 4th win on the season. Taking the loss was Davis who pitched 4.2 innings, allowing 8 earned runs on 15 hits, walking none and striking out 4.

Lopes and Spiers each had two hits and K. Merrill had three hits for the Eagles in game two.

Husson is right back at it tomorrow when they host Johnson State for two NAC games at O'Keefe Field starting at 11AM and the Hornets will host the Owls of University of Maine at Presque Isle also tomorrow for two games starting at 2pm.
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Re: Softball 2015: Husson University

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:25 am

Husson Softball take two from Johnson State on Senior Day

Bangor, ME- The Husson University softball team on senior day swept a pair of conference games against Johnston State on Sunday afternoon. Husson won game one 5-1, and won game two 12-5. The Eagles improved to 22-10 overall and 10-2 in the North Atlantic Conference, while the Badgers of Johnston State fall to 8-10 overall and 3-5 in NAC play.

Game 1: Johnston State: 1, Husson: 5

Husson's bats were silent for the first two innings, but Kayla Merrill would shutdown Johnson State in the top of the third, keeping it 0-0. The Eagles offense would come alive in the home half of the third inning as they would get on the scoreboard first when Casey Lopes singled through the right side scoring Lyndsay Merrill and Kayla Merrill, giving Lopes two RBI's and Husson the 2-0 lead after three innings of play.

The Eagles would add another run in fourth inning, when Chelsea Brennan would hit her second homerun of the season. This time a solo shot to left center field making it 3-0.

The Husson bats would stay hot going to the fifth as they would add to their lead when Deb Colpitts singled down the right field line scoring L. Merrill. Colpitts after reaching first base on the single would be pinched run for by Gabrielle Bryant. Bryant would come around to score when Sami Schultz doubled to right field making it 5-0 after five innings.

Johnson State would be held off the scoreboard until the top of the seventh inning when Kristy McDonnell would reach second base on a fielding error by center fielder Haley Spiers, on that error by Spiers, Casey Hogan came around to score making it 5-1.

K. Merrill went the distance for the Eagles, allowing no earned runs on three hits with no walks and three strikeouts over the seven innings picking up the win. K. Merrill moves to 11-4 on the season.

Andrea Williams for Johnson State falls to 7-5 with the loss. Williams pitched six innings, allowing five earned runs on nine hits with one walk and one strikeout.

L. Merrill would finish the game going 2-4 with a double and two runs scored. Brennan would finishes the game going 1-3 with a homerun.

Game 2: Johnson State: 5 Husson: 12

In game two, Husson would find themselves down early when Casey Hogan singled up the middle, scoring Jennie Moore making it 1-0 Johnson State.

The Husson offense would respond as they took the lead as they scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning, thanks to good hitting by Lyndsay Merrill when she doubled to left center, scoring her sister Kayla Merrill from first base. L. Merrill would not be on second for long as Sami Schultz singled through the left side of the infield scoring L. Merrill making it 2-0. The Eagles would add one more run in the inning when Haley Spiers doubled to left field, plating Sami Schultz giving Husson the 3-1 lead after one inning of play.

The Eagles would not have the lead for long as in the top of the second inning the Badgers would strike for three more runs do to good hitting from Alex Bean, when she singled up the middle scoring Andrea Williams and then again when Jennie Moore doubled to right field, scoring Bean and Amanda Coulombe giving the Badgers the 4-3 lead after two innings.

Johnson State would add to their lead in the third inning when Sarah Voorhis singled up the middle, bringing home Casey Hogan making the score 5-3.

In the fourth inning Husson would score five runs taking the lead 8-5 when Kayla Merrill scored on the error; Gabrielle Bryant, L. Merrill, Allie Hill and Schultz all scored on two singles and fielder's choice in the inning.

In the fifth inning Husson would add three more runs to their lead when Casey Health stole home and a two run homerun to center field by L. Merrill would give the Eagles the 11-5 lead. The Eagles would score one final time in the sixth inning when Nicole Andrade singled, scoring Chelsea Brennan giving Husson the 12-5 lead.

Deb Colpitts pitched the first three innings for Husson giving up five runs, three of them being earned runs on seven hits with no walks and no strikeouts. K. Merrill pitched in relief of Colpitts and went the final four innings, allowing no earned runs on four hits with no walks and no strikeouts. K. Merrill picked up the win and improves to 12-4 on the season.

Andrea Williams for Johnson State falls to 7-6 with the loss. Williams pitched six innings, allowing, twelve earned runs on fourteen hits with two walks and one strikeout.

Husson will play a doubleheader at Bowdoin on Tuesday April, 28th. Game one will start at 3:30pm.
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