(BOSTON, MA) – Freshman Liz Glavin and sophomore Haylee Bacik combined to go 8-for-13 with two doubles, two home runs, and 11 RBI while freshman Sam Burgner recorded her second no-hitter of the season in game one as the Wentworth softball team swept Maine-Presque Isle, 4-2 and 14-1.
Game #1 Wentworth 4, UMPI 2
The Leopards opened the doubleheader by plating a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning. Sophomore Kelly Budzik walked and with one out stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch. She would come around to score on an RBI single from Glavin. A freshman Sam Curran single put runners at first and second and Glavin would eventually score on a wild pitch.
Three Wentworth errors led to a pair of unearned runs for the Owls who tied the game in the top of the third. Sophomore Jasmine Cote (So./Limestone, Maine) led off with a walk and with two outs stole second. She would move to third when senior Desiree Smith (Sr./Thomaston, ME) reached on an error. Smith stole second and Cote scored on an errant throw, which moved Smith to third. Smith would score on a pickoff attempt that resulted in the third Wentworth miscue of the inning.
Wentworth took a 3-2 lead in the fifth inning as freshman Devinn Doherty singled and came around to score on a fielding error. The Leopards added an insurance run an inning later when Bacik hit an inside the park home run to left field.
Burgner (5-7) allowed two unearned runs, walked four, and struck out nine in hurling her second no-hitter in a nine-day span.
Maine-Presque Isle pitcher Krista Coffin (So./Presque Isle, ME) took the loss to fall to 0-2. She allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits and struck out three.
Game #2: Wentworth 14, UMPI 1
The Leopards got all the runs they would need in the first inning, scoring six times as Glavin had an RBI double, Bacik had a two-run double, freshman Adrienne Small had an RBi single, and Doherty laced a two-run single.
Glavin led off the second inning with her fifth home run of the season to make it a 7-0 game before the Owls countered with a run in the top of the third when Smith doubled home Jennifer Ouellette (So./Van Buren, ME), who was hit by a pitch.
Pitcher Courtney Bishop (Fr./Saco, ME) took the loss for the Owls, allowing 12 runs on nine hits. Smith was 2-for-2 at the plate.
The losses put UMPI's record for the season at 1-14. The Owls will play at Daniel Webster College in a doubleheader on Friday, March, 30th. First pitch for game one will be at 3:30pm.