CASTINE, Maine -- Maine Maritime Academy softball swept a pair of non-conference games Saturday against UMaine-Presque Isle, 4-1 and 12-3 (5 innings). The Mariners improved to 14-15 while the Owls fell to 5-20.
Presque Isle will play another doubleheader on Sunday at Thomas College (2pm / 4pm). The games will be the 26th and 27th straight road contests the squad has played this season.
Game 1: MMA 4, OWLS 1
WP- A. Yeo (7-8)
LP- K. Coffin (1-11)
UMPI struck early with a run in the first when Ashley Laking (Fr./Topsfield, ME) scored on an error. Mariner pitcher Abby Yeo knocked in Autumn Jones in the second to even the game at 1-1.
Leah Jackson singled to left in the fifth to plate Cindy Schultz to put MMA in front, 2-1. In the 6th, a Sabrina Keach double scored Molly Marcotte and Yeo to give the Mariners some breathing room, 4-1. Yeo then came out and retired the Owls 1-2-3 in the top of the 7th to preserve the complete game victory.
Yeo improved to 7-8 with nine strikeouts in seven innings. Krista Coffin took the loss, scattering 10 hits and striking out one.
Game 2: MMA 12, OWLS 3 (5 innings)
WP- A. Yeo
LP- A. Allen
Game two got off to a solid start for Presque Isle as three straight errors by the Mariner defense led to Laking, Kellie Peers (Sr./Caswell, ME) and Hannigan crossing the plate and giving UMPI a quick 3-0 first inning advantage.
Maine Maritime evened and captured the lead in the bottom of the first however. Hayley Rae's single brought home Keach and Schultz and an Erica Taylor double scored Jackson. The Mariners then took a 4-3 lead after Autumn Jones' sacrifice plated Rae.
The Mariners tacked on five in the second to lead 9-3 with the big blow being a triple that came off the bat of Kelsie Hilton.
Yeo earned the win again with a complete-game 3-hitter and struck out seven. Amanda Allen (Fr./Limestone, ME) took the loss.