Beavers Snap Owls' 5-Game Win Streak

(FARMINGTON, ME) -- The University of Maine at Farmington softball team evened its record at 8-8 as the Beavers swept a doubleheader from the University of Maine at Presque Isle 5-3, 7-2 in non-conference action today at Prescott Field.  The Owls fall to 6-17.


Game #1:  UMF 5, UMPI 3

In the opener, Kaitlyn Bartlett (Chesterville, Maine) went 3 for 3 with a double and two RBI as UMF held on to defeat the Owls 5-3.

Bartlett, Shannon Mitchell (Portsmouth, N.H.) and Jillian Withee (Salem TWP, Maine) each had an RBI single as the Beavers built a 3-0 lead after the first inning. Bartlett also delivered a run-scoring hit in the third and scored on a wild pitch as UMF led 5-0 after six innings. UMPI made things interesting in the seventh as the first four Owl batters reached with Carolynn Tuck (Sr./Brewer, Maine)  supplying a two-run single and scoring on a wild pitch, but the Beavers were able to escape with the 5-3 win.

Emma Vaillancourt (Saco, Maine) tossed a complete game in the win with nine strikeout. Vaillancourt only gave up five hits, but battled through six walks.

Kathleen Higgins (Sr./Cole Harbor, Nova Scotia) was UMPI's lone repeat hitter with a pair of singles.

Krista Coffin (So./Presque Isle, ME) took the loss with eight hits allowed, two walks and five strikeouts.


Game #2:  UMF 7, UMPI 2

In the second game, Devin Fitzgerald (Casco, Maine) and Amy Jones (Augusta, Maine) each singled, doubled and drove in two runs as UMF upended UMPI 7-2 for the sweep.

Mitchell celebrated her birthday with a solo home run to open a four-run sixth for the Beavers. Tatiana Vogel (Belgrade, Maine) double and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the victory, while Meghan Plant (Burlington, Vt.) also doubled.

Bartlett threw a three-hitter for UMF with five walks and five strikeouts.

Desiree Smith (Sr./Thomaston, Maine) smacked an RBI double for the Owls.

Courtney Bishop (Fr./Saco, ME) took the loss with nine hits allowed and two strikeouts.

The Beavers are scheduled to host Colby College Tuesday at 4 p.m. for a non-conference doubleheader. The Owls are scheduled to visit the University of Southern Maine Sunday at noon for a twinbill.