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Re: Round-up

PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:18 am
by Tom Nolette

4/9/16 – Monks Take Two from AMCATS
WORCESTER, Mass.—A three-run seventh inning broken open a tied game and propelled the Saint Joseph’s College softball team to a 12-9 win over the AMCATS of Anna Maria College in a high-scoring second game. The Monks also claimed a 9-1 victory in the opener to complete the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) sweep on Saturday afternoon at Holy Cross’s Freshman Field.
The wins bump the Monks to 9-9 overall and 4-2 in GNAC play, while Anna Maria falls to 2-17 overall and 0-6 in league action.
The Monks opened the day with a four-run first inning, as Melodie Bailey (Lebanon, Maine) led off with a double and scored on a singled by Katie Chadbourne (Jaffrey, N.H.) a batter later. The Monks followed that with three unearned runs as they batted through their lineup.
Following a scoreless second inning, the Monks took a 6-0 lead in top of the third on a two-run homerun by Kristal Smith (Pittston, Maine).
Anna Maria posted their lone run of the game in the bottom of the third as Liz Haggerty (Charlton, Mass.) led off with a single and scored on a double to right-center field by Jacqueline Lapierre (Worcester, Mass.).
The Monks added three more runs in the top of the fourth to enact the eight-run mercy rule, ending the game in the fifth inning.
Alexis Romano (Lowell, Mass.) took the loss in the circle for Anna Maria, scattering nine hits and five earned runs in 3.2 innings of work. She walked two and struck out one. She was relieved by freshman Ally Hamelin (Greenfield, Mass.), who gave up no hits and no runs with a walk and a strikeout in 1.1 innings.
Kylie McFadden (Dover, N.H.) earned the win for Saint Joseph’s, scattering four hits, one run and five strikeouts in the complete-game effort.
In addition to Haggerty and Lapierre, the AMCATS saw hits by freshmen Sarah Coley (Worcester, Mass.) and Victoria Falco (Marlborough, Mass.).
Bailey and Smith both batted 2-for-3 at the plate for the Monks. Chadbourne finished 2-for-4.
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The AMCATS made up for their lack of run production in game one by scoring nine runs, their highest output since a 13-5 win against Franciscan on March 10th.
After giving up three runs in the top of the first on a three-RBI double by Mariah Harrison (Buxton, Maine), the AMCATS rallied for four runs in the bottom of the first to take a 4-3 lead.
With one out and a runner on second, Falco singled to score Amanda Lemire (Methuen, Mass.). After moving to second on the throw to home and taking third on a passed ball, Falco scored easily from third on a single by Lapierre.
A fielder’s choice put Lapierre and Kathryn Rendock (Windsor, Conn.) on second and first, respectively. Lapierre scored on a double by Amy Clement (Townsend, Mass.), while Rendock scored from third on a groundout by Taylor Gould (Storrs, Conn.).
The scoring continued in the second inning as the Monks posted four runs for a 7-3 advantage, which Anna Maria matched with a three-run homerun by Lapierre in the bottom of the inning to even the score at 7-7.
The Monks added another two runs in the top of the third on a homerun by Harrison and a sacrifice fly by Smith.
Anna Maria held the Monks scoreless for the next three innings and evened the score at 9-9 with two runs in the bottom of the fourth.
Scoring slowed until the top of the seventh, when Harrison opened with her second homerun of the day as part of a three-run inning. Anna Maria made a commendable comeback attempt in their last at-bat as Falco and Lapierre both singled to put the tying run at the plate with no outs, but three-straight outs, including two strikeouts, ended the AMCATS’ chance for a comeback.
Senior Angela Vousboukis (Swampscott, Mass.) took the loss for Anna Maria, scattering 13 hits, 11 earned runs, a walk and two strikeouts in the complete-game effort.
Smith earned the win for the Monks, pitching five innings in relief while scattering four hits, two runs, a walk and an impressive eight strikeouts.
Lapierre batted 4-for-4 with five RBI. Falco finished 3-for-4, while Clement and Haggerty added single hits for a total of nine AMCAT hits.
Harrison led the Monks at the plate with a 3-for-4 effort, while Bailey, Jennelle Thompson (Farmington, N.H.), Meghan Elliott (Blackstone, Mass.), and Smith all finished with two hits each.
The AMCATS return to action on Wednesday when they host Lasell College in a 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. GNAC doubleheader at the New England Baseball Complex in Northborough, Mass. Saint Joseph’s has a quick turnaround as they host Norwich tomorrow at noon.

Re: Round-up

PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:09 am
by Tom Nolette

Bowdoin edges softball in both ends of home opener doubleheader

LEWISTON, Maine -- The Bates softball team played rival Bowdoin toe-to-toe in a home-opening doubleheader on Saturday, but the Bobcats' first win remained elusive after losses of 6-3 in Game 1 and 11-6 in Game 2.

Bowdoin sweeps the teams' three-game series and rises to 12-7-1 overall, 3-1 in NESCAC East Division play. Bates drops to 0-16 overall and 0-4 in the NESCAC East.

Bates travels to Trinity on Sunday to finish another three-game NESCAC East series that began last weekend. The teams will resume their suspended game from April 2 at 1pm, with Trinity leading 13-3 in the top of the fifth. At 2pm the teams will play the third and final game of the series.

Game 1 Recap

Bowdoin took a 4-0 lead before Bates scored three runs in the bottom of the third to close it to 4-3. The Polar Bears added runs in the fifth and seventh innings to ice the victory.

Emma Stevens hit a three-run home run to put Bowdoin ahead 4-0 in the top of the third off of Bates first-year starter Kylie Martin (Poland, Maine).

Bates countered in the bottom of the frame, with sophomore Emma Schiller (Natick, Mass.) doubling home first-year Andrea Russo (Cheshire, Conn.) and sophomore Maria Garbarino (Reading, Mass.). Schiller later scored on a passed ball.

Bowdoin added to its lead in the fifth, with Marisa O'Toole hitting a one-out double and later scoring on Samantha Valdivia's fielder's choice.

In the seventh, Bates first-year pitcher Sam Fellers (Mendham, N.J.) made her first appearance since the team's season-opening trip to Florida, returning to action from an injury. But Bowdoin made it 6-3 as Claire McCarthy drew a leadoff walk and scored on Julia Geaumont's single.

Bowdoin out-hit Bates 12-5 in the game, with Geaumont going 3-for-3. Samantha Roy (1-2) earned the win and Geaumont pitched the last two innings for her first save.

Game 2 Recap

Bates spotted Bowdoin a run in the top of the first but took a 5-1 lead after one inning. Russo was hit by a pitch to lead off, and the Bobcats loaded the bases with singles by Schiller and senior Karen Lockhart (East Greenwich, R.I.). Junior Maddie Inlow (Falmouth, Maine) delivered a two-run double and first-year Madison Fox (Denver, Colo.) followed with an RBI single. Sophomore Tori Fitzgerald hit a one-out single to score Inlow, and Fox scored on a passed ball to make it 5-1.

Bowdoin gobbled up three runs from Bates' lead in the second, however, loading the bases with no outs off of Bates first-year starter Mimi Crowley (Barnstable, Mass.). Crowley walked Lauren O'Shea, and Jordan Gowdy followed with a two-run single to score Nicole Nelson and O'Toole.

Lockhart drove a Geaumont offering over the center-field fence to make it 6-4 in the second inning, her second homer of the season.

Facing Fellers (0-4), who had come on for Crowley in the second, Bowdoin mounted a two-run rally with two outs and no one on base in the fourth to tie the game at 6-6. Rice began the rally with a double to right center, and Geaumont walked. Three wild pitches and a walk issued to McCarthy closed the gap to 6-5, and the Polar Bears tied it as Gately singled to score Geaumont.

Bowdoin led off the sixth with a double by Rice and a Geamont single, and they seized an 8-6 lead on McCarthy's triple to right field. Gately then plated McCarthy with a single to make it 9-6.

Bowdoin had 15 hits in the game to Bates' 13 -- Bates' most hits since March 20. Inlow led the offense with a 3-for-4 game, including two RBIs. For Bowdoin, Gately was 3-for-5 with three RBIs. Geaumont raised her record to 8-2, going the full seven inning sand allowing six runs (five earned) on 13 hits.

Re: Round-up

PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:12 am
by Tom Nolette

Merrill's Walkoff Hit in Game One Helps Eagles Earn a Split with Castleton

BANGOR, Maine – The Husson University softball team split their North Atlantic Conference (NAC) doubleheader with Castleton University for the straight season on Saturday afternoon at O'Keefe Field. The Eagles won the first game, 3-2 in walk-off fashion when Lyndsay Merrill singled off Kayla Wood in the bottom of eighth inning before dropping the nightcap to the Spartans, 5-2.

Husson extends their home opener first game winning streak to five with the walk-off win in game one, while Castleton ends a two game losing streak to the Eagles and falls to 8-31 in the all-time series.

Game 1: Husson 3, Castleton 2 in Eight Innings

Husson got on the scoreboard first when Sami Cyr hit a RBI single plating Merrill with the Eagles first run of the game as Husson lead 1-0 after four innings. The Spartans would respond quickly in the every next half inning on a RBI double by Timi Carone tying the game at one.

With the game tied at one and the bases load with two outs in the bottom of the sixth, Nicole Andrade earned a walk off newly entered Wood giving the Eagles a 2-1 lead. However, the Spartans tied the game once again in the seventh when Jessica Babcock scored on a RBI single by Brittany Brayman.

Wood and Alannah Healy kept the game tied until the bottom of the eighth when Merrill plated Kristen Chipman with a single to left center field giving the Eagles the walk-off win.

For the Eagles, Merrill went a perfect 4-for-4 with a RBI and two runs scored while Cyr accounted for the other Husson hit in the victory. Healy went the distanced in the circle to pick up the win allowing two runs (one earned) off 11 hits with seven punch-outs.

For the Spartans, Babcock went 3-for-4 with a run and a two-bagger, Carone was 2-for-4 with a RBI and two two-baggers, while Brayman and Chelsea Grady each went 2-for-4 in the setback. Taylor Paquette pitched the first 5.1 innings before being replaced by Wood allowed four hits, two earned runs while fanning one. Wood took the lost, her first of the season, allowing one run, one hit with two walks and three punch-outs in 1.2 innings.

Game 2: Castleton 5, Husson 2

Two Eagle miscues in the first inning and RBI singles by Grady in the third and Carone in fourth gave Castleton a 4-0 advantage before Husson cut the lead to 4-2 in the bottom half of the fourth on a Spartan miscue and a RBI double by Elizabeth Richard.

A sacrifice fly by Tori Swaine in the fifth made the game 5-2.

Mallory Conary, Casey Lopes and Richard each had a hit in the game for the Eagles while Lopes and Richard recorded doubles. Healy (3-9) took the lost after yielding five runs (three earned) off 10 hits with a punch-out.

Babcock went 3-for-4 with two runs while Grady and Katie Gagne was 2-for-4 for the Spartans. Wood (1-1) pitched a complete game three hitter while allowing two unearned runs with three walks and 13 strikeouts for the win.

The Eagles return to action on Monday, April 11 when they host the University of Maine at Presque Isle for a non-conference doubleheader at O'Keefe Field. First pitch is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Castleton is back in action on Sunday, April 10, as it travels to Middlebury for a non-conference doubleheader. Game time is slated for 1 p.m.

Re: Round-up

PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:21 am
by Tom Nolette

Lady Seawolves Drop Two to Owls

South Portland - The Lady Seawolves gave the Owls of UMaine-Presque Isle a much more competitive couple games than they did in the first double header between the two teams in which UMPI prevailed 19-4 and 7-2. This afternoon the Seawolves kept game one close, eventually falling 8-4, and in game two the Owls held a mere two run lead, 3-1, entering the fifth but pulled away in the final three innings to take a 17-6 victory.

In game one softball newcomer Maria Veino (Sanford, ME) drilled her first career double in the fifth to put two runners in scoring position. Leftfielder Sami Rioux (Lewiston, ME) knocked in Angela Neff (Barrington, RI) on an RBI to pull the Seawolves to within two, 3-1. Centerfielder Abigail Nielsen (North Yarmouth, ME) followed up with an RBI single to score Veino and cut the Owls lead to one. The Owls tacked on two runs in the in the sixth to expand the lead back to three and held the Seawolves scoreless, taking a 5-2 advantage into the seventh. UMPI managed to chalk up three runs in the seventh and in a final attempt by the Seawolves resulted in runs by Rachel Cutler (North Yarmouth, ME) and Veino to bring SMCC back to within four but they were unable to generate any further offense, dropping the game 8-4.

In the second outing the Seawolves kept the game close, trailing only 3-1 entering the sixth, but then the Owls cranked up the offense and scored six runs to balloon the lead to 9-1. The Seawolves had one batter, Sarah Murphy (Scarborough, ME), cross the plate in the bottom of the sixth. An eight run seventh inning by UMPI put the Seawolves in a 15 run hole and despite four runs from SMCC, thanks to a two RBI single from Veino, the Seawolves fell 17-6.

The Seawolves fall to 2-10 on the season after this afternoon's games. They will be on the road tomorrow for a double header at Massasoit at 1 & 3pm.

Re: Round-up

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:03 am
by Tom Nolette
Thomas College, Colby College split softball doubleheader
Terriers' Sonja Morse settles in to get shutout in opener; Mules get bats going to win Game 2.

WATERVILLE — The day didn’t start out so great for Thomas College starting pitcher Sonja Morse. The junior Cony High graduate surrendered a triple to Katie McLaughlin, Colby’s leadoff hitter. After that, though, Morse was strong. She allowed just one more Colby baserunner to get to third base, while striking out eight.

“With Sonja in there, we knew she was going to keep us in the game,” Thomas coach Terry Parlin said.

Morse did just that, matching Colby starter Wiley ... bleheader/
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Re: Round-up

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:30 am
by Tom Nolette

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Colby College received a home run from Tori Sansone in the second game for a 7-2 win and Thomas College had a shutout performance from pitcher Sonja Morse in the opener as the two local rivals split a non-conference doubleheader at the Colby Softball Field on Monday.

The Mules (6-11 overall) scored at least one run in each inning in a 7-2 victory in the nightcap. Meanwhile, Morse scattered five hits, struck out eight and walked two in a 5-0 win for the Terriers in the first game.

Sansone had two hits, two RBI, and scored a run in the second game. Katie McLaughlin added three hits and scored two runs, while Emily Schatz had two hits and scored a run. Grace Farnkoff had one hit, one run, and drove in a run.

Korrie Laren hit a home run to left field and Sydney Lebourveau went 2-for-2 in the nightcap for Thomas (5-12 overall).

The Mules scored a lone run in the first inning when Robin Spofford scored on a base hit by Emily Schatz.

Thomas quickly tied the game on the first pitch of the second inning. Laren went deep to left field for the home run.

Colby took the lead with another run in the second inning, all with two outs. Farnkoff had an infield single, stole second base, moved to third on a single by McLaughlin and scored on the same play thanks to a Thomas error.

Paige Hartnett doubled with two outs in the third inning and scored on Kathleen Mason's single to center field for a 3-1 margin.

McLaughlin had a one-out single in the fourth inning, moved to second on a wild pitch, and scored when Sansone homered to center field.

Colby pushed the lead to 6-1 with another run in the fifth inning. Schatz had a lead-off single and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by Farnkoff.

McLaughlin led off the sixth inning with a double and scored on Spofford's single to center field for Colby's final run.

Michaella Arsenault doubled in the seventh inning for Thomas and eventually scored on a double steal.

Julia Saul earned the victory for the Mules, striking out eight and walking just one batter.

Morse and Colby pitcher Wiley Holton were in a scoreless game through five innings in the first contest. Holton struck out seven and walked two.

The Terriers scored four times in the sixth inning to take control. Madison Benz had an infield single, Courtney Veilleux beat out a bunt when she was trying to sacrifice, and Lexi Colpack singled to left to load the bases. Laren had a walk to force in Benz with the eventual game-winning run. Lebourveau singled off the glove of Sansone at first base to bring in two runs for a 3-0 lead. Morse had an RBI ground out to bring in the final run.

Contigiani had a one-out double in the seventh inning and scored on a double by Veilleux for the final run.

Thomas 5, Colby 0 (1st game)
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Sonja Morse (W) and Lindsy Hoopingarner; Wiley Holton (L) and Katherine Zafirson. 2B: Courtney Veilleux (T), Cassie Contigiani (T), Skylar Labbe (C).
Colby 7, Thomas 2 (2nd game)
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Faith Robinson (L), Haley Littlefield (5) and Ashlee Quirrion; Julia Saul (W) and Skylar Labbe. 2B: Michaella Arsenault (T), Katie McLaughlin (C), Paige Hartnett (C). HR: Korrie Laren (T), Tori Sansone (C).

Re: Round-up

PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:29 am
by Tom Nolette

4/12/16 – Elliott Chosen as GNAC Softball Rookie of the Week

STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph’s College freshman Meghan Elliott (Blackstone, Mass.) has bee selected as the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Corvais Softball Rookie of the Week for the reporting period ending April 10th.

Elliott hit .450 (9-20) with nine runs, four doubles, four stolen bases, and four RBI in a 5-1 week for Saint Joseph's. The freshman shortstop notched at least one hit in all six games and was 4-8 with three runs, four doubles, and an RBI in a sweep over Mount Ida College on Tuesday.

Through 20 games this spring, Elliott is hitting .345 (19-55) with 17 runs, five doubles, a triple, 12 RBI, and five stolen bases. She is currently slugging .473 with a .429 OBP and has been excellent defensively with just four errors in 70 chances for a .943 fielding percentage.

As of April 11th, Elliott leads the Monks in runs and steals and ranks second on the team in hits, walks (8), and OBP, and third in RBI and doubles. The GNAC weekly honor is the first of her collegiate career.

Saint Joseph’s (10-10, 5-3 GNAC) will play a pair of conference contests at Simmons College tomorrow. The first game begins at 3:30 PM

Re: Round-up

PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:44 am
by Tom Nolette
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Re: Round-up

PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:06 am
by Tom Nolette


WALTHAM, Mass. -- Tori Sansone had four RBI in the first two innings of the second game to lift the Colby College softball team to a 7-1 win over Brandeis University in non-conference play Sunday.

The Judges won the first game by an 8-0 score in five innings.

The Mules improved to 9-13 overall and finished 3-2 over three days against Bowdoin and Brandeis.

Katie McLaughlin, Skylar Labbe, and Emily Schatz had hits for Colby in the first game.

Brandeis (12-13 overall) only led 2-0 in the top of the fourth inning, but scored four runs in the fourth and added two more in the fifth.

In the nightcap, Colby's McLaughlin and Robin Spofford both reached on errors in the first inning. Sansone doubled to center field to bring in both runners. Paige Hartnett doubled later in the inning to score Skylar Labbe.

Colby benefited from a Brandeis error, a hit batter, and a bunt to put runners in scoring position for Sansone. She made the Judges pay with a two-run single to push the lead to 5-0 after two innings.

The Mules made it 6-0 when Kathleen Mason had an RBI single in the top of the third inning.

Brandeis scored its lone run in the bottom of the third inning off of Julia Saul, who pitched a complete game, struck out two, and walked just one.

Colby added another unearned run in the top of the seventh inning. Hartnett's sacrifice fly to center field scored Labbe.

The Mules will host Husson University on Wednesday at 4 p.m. in a doubleheader.

Re: Round-up

PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:56 am
by Tom Nolette
UMF has the NAC against Johnson State

University of Maine at Farmington baserunner Alison Hamilton (1) was caught stealing when Johnson State shortstop Anna Bingham successfully made the tag at second base, on Saturday, in the first game of a North Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader, at Prescott Field. ... te/1911493
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