Beavers blast past Green Mountain

Beavers blast past Green Mountain

POULTNEY, Vt. -- The University of Maine at Farmington exploded for 25 hits, including 10 for extra bases, en route to a doubleheader sweep of Green Mountain College in North Atlantic Conference softball action.

The Beavers (10-10 overall, 6-4 NAC) are scheduled to visit Castleton State College Sunday at noon for a NAC doubleheader. The Eagles slipped to 1-22 (0-10)

Kaitlyn Bartlett (Chesterville, Maine) hit a homerun in each game, finishing 5-for-6 with five runs scored and four RBI to lead the Beavers to an 11-3 victory in the first game and a 16-5 win in the second.

Green Mountain took a 1-0 lead in the opening contest when Chelsea Paul (Northville, N.Y.) hit an RBI double knocking in Emma Lord (Greenville, N.Y.) in the bottom of the first.  The advantage, however, was short lived as Farmington took the lead for good plating two runs in the top of the second. The visitors added three more in the third, four in the fifth and a pair in the sixth to polish of the home side.

The Beavers opened the back half of the doubleheader the way they finished game one knocking home seven runs in the first.  After a Shannon Mitchell (Portsmouth, N.H.) homer to centerfield gave Farmington a 3-0 lead, two Eagles' miscues allowed four more runs to score.  Mitchell added a second homerun in the third, followed by a three-run shot from Amy Jones (Augusta, Maine) which spurred a six-run output in the fourth, putting the game out of reach.

Bartlett earned the win in the first game, giving up two earned runs and striking out seven over six innings of work, improving her record to 5-4.  Anna Piggott (Manchester, Conn.) gave up one earned run in five innings, earning the victory in the second contest moving to 1-1 on the year.

Mitchell turned in a 3-for-7 performance at the plate for the Beavers with three RBI, while Jones finished the day 3-for-6 at the dish plating four runs and scoring five.

Lord recorded both losses on the mound for the Eagles, giving up 17 earned runs on 25 hits, with five strikeouts over 11 innings, falling to 0-10 on the season.

The Eagles were led offensively by Paul who finished the day going 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two RBI.

Kaitlyn Bartlett Shannon Mitchell Amy Jones Meaghan Donnell Anna Piggott