Bangor, ME - The University of Maine at Presque Isle Softball Team (15-13) ran into a tough Husson Eagles (19-9) squad dropping a doubleheader by the scores of 9 to 1 and 5 to 1 on Sunday afternoon.
The first frame of the contest proved to be the busiest, as the Eagles jumped out to a 2-0 lead early. Bri Brochu led off the inning with a single to centerfield and advanced to third after an UMPI throwing error, that allowed Chloe Gorey to reach second base before Brochu and Gorey scored on back-to-back RBI ground outs by Jen Jones and Morgan Coleman.
After two quick outs, Sarah Duncklee (Jr. Kearny, AZ) blasted a ball over the fence in left field, quickly cutting the Eagles lead in half with one swing of the bat. The 2-1 score held up until the third when Husson plated three in their half of the inning. Jones doubled home a run to make it 3-1, followed by a Coleman sac fly to center to score another and the third run coming home on Kylie Cunningham's single to left field.
Arika Brochu threw a complete game on the mound for the Eagles, giving up three hits and one earned run to earn her seventh victory of the season. She struck out seven in the five inning performance.
Brookelynn Garcia (So. Torrance, CA) went all five innings in the circle for the Owls, giving up seven earned runs on nine hits. Her record fell to 10-7 with the loss.