The University of Maine-Presque Isle softball program played in a pair of doubleheaders over the weekend, falling at New England College on Saturday (16-0 and 14-3) and to the University of Southern Maine on Sunday (17-1 and 6-1). The Owls are now 3-18 on the season. They will return to action Thursday at Wheelock College for a doubleheader that will start at 3pm and 5pm.
New England College 16, UMPI 0 (5 innings)
New England College 14, UMPI 3
In game one, the Pilgrims blew open a 2-0 game in the third, scoring 9 runs. They finished with 14 hits. Olivia Stanley got the win pitching a 5-inning, 4-hit shutout. She struck out three.
In game two the Owls fell behind 7-0 through three before making a comeback bid in the top of the 4th by scoring three runs on three hits and a walk. The Pilgrims put the game out of reach in the bottom of the frame however, by scoring seven runs.
Elizabeth Harrigan got the win while Whitney Donovan (So./Ashland, ME) received the loss.
USM 17, UMPI 1 (5 innings)
USM 6, UMPI 1
The Owls struggled in the field and at the plate in game one, managing just two hits and committing 8 errors.
Coffin pitched all four innings and took the loss, however of the 17 runs attributed to her, only 4 were earned.
Ashley Laking (Fr./Topsfield, ME) and Megan Hannigan (Fr./Houlton, ME) had the only base hits in the game for the Owls. Taylor Cochran (Fr./Topsfield, ME) brought Hannigan home in the fourth with an RBI-ground out for Presque Isle's lone run.
In game two, through three innings, Presque Isle found themselves down only 2-1. They're run cam in the opening inning when Laking led off with a bunt single. She went to second on a wild pitch and stole third. Peers then brought her home with an RBI groundout to first.
The Huskies' big strike came in the form of a 3-run fourth inning. Owls' starter Amanda Allen (Fr./Limestone, ME) struggled to throw strikes. The first three Husky batters walked to load the bases. After a fielder's choice put an out on the board, NEC followed with a single and walk to score their runs.
Laking had two of the team's four hits. Brittany Luetjen (Fr./Hampden, ME) and Cochran also had base knocks.