April 8, 2012

Owls Run Win Streak to 5

(LYNN, MA) --  For the second day of the weekend, the University of Maine-Presque Isle women's softball team notched decisive victories over Fisher College and Vermont Technical College.  VTC, who the Owls defeated 6-4 on Saturday, fell to the Owls on Sunday by a final of 14-0.  UMPI then finished the Sunday sweep with a 12-3 win over host Fisher.  With the victories, the Owls are now 6-15 on the season.  They will take their 5-game winning streak to Farmington on Monday for a twinbill with the Beavers of UMaine-Farmington.


Game #1:  UMPI 14, Vermont Tech 0  (5 innings)
Kallie Pelletier (Jr./Madawaska, ME) led a 17-hit UMPI attack with three hits and five RBI against the Knights.  Pelletier's first 2 RBI capped off a 5-run first inning.  After a quiet second inning for both teams, the Owls put the game away in the 3rd.

Presque Isle scored 6 runs in the third, the big blow coming off the bat of Lainey Herring (Jr./Houlton, ME).  Coming to the plate with the bases loaded and one out, Herring drilled a triple to straight away centerfield, clearing the bases and putting the Owls up 10-0 at the time.  Herring would come home to score one batter later on a Carolynn Tuck (Sr./Brewer, ME) RBI double to right.

That was more than enough support for UMPI hurler Krista Coffin (So./Presque Isle, ME) who picked up her 2nd win of the weekend.  Coffin tossed a complete game 4-hit shutout for her 3rd win of the season.  She struck out 3.

Herring finished the game 3-4 with 3 RBI and scored 2 runs.  Seven UMPI starters had 2 or more hits.


Game #2:  UMPI 12, Fisher 3  (6 innings)
Courtney Bishop (Fr./Saco, ME) pitched a complete game and gave up only one earned run to pick up her 2nd win of the weekend.  She issued only 1 free pass while striking out 6.  The Falcons fell to 0-29 for the season.

Leading 8-3, UMPI brought the game to a abrupt end with a 4-run sixth inning, bringing runs across in four different ways.  For the first run, Pelletier hit a bases loaded RBI sac fly to the shortstop.  Jennifer Ouellette (So./Van Buren, ME) followed with an RBI single to right.  The Owls' third run came across on an RBI groundout off the bat of Desiree Smith (Sr./Thomaston, ME).  Herring finished the scoring, reaching on an error which kept the inning alive and scored Jennifer Brown (Fr./Waldoboro, ME).

Kathleen Higgins (Sr./Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia) was the offensive star for Presque Isle knocking 2 hits in 3 at bats scoring twice and driving in 3.  Higgins is now hitting .366 on the season.