Weekend Recap: Softball Drops Pair of Doubleheaders

Weekend Recap:  Softball Drops Pair of Doubleheaders

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.

Saturday's Results:

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.

Kellie Peers (Sr./Caswell, ME) had two hits in three at bats to lead the Owls.  Krista Coffin (Jr./Presque Isle, ME) pitched a complete game but took the loss.

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.


Sunday's Results:

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.