Colby tops Beaver softball in doubleheader

Colby tops Beaver softball in doubleheader

WATERVILLE, Maine --- The Colby College softball team only had 10 hits in two games, but the Mules had one big inning in each contest to earn a 7-2 and 5-4 doubleheader sweep of University of Maine at Farmington on Wednesday at Crafts Field.

Megan Michie allowed one earned run, struck out six, and walked two in a complete game victory in the opener. She entered the game in relief in the second game and earned the win when Colby fought back for the win.
The Mules improve to 7-16 overall, while the Beavers drop to 10-8.
Colby scored all seven runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to turn a 2-0 deficit into a victory. In the nightcap, the Mules trailed 4-0 before scoring five times in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Katherine Zafirson reached on an error to start the sixth inning in the second game. After an out, Erica Pulford singled to right field. Emily Schatz followed with another single to drive in Zafirson. A groundout by Brianne Wheeler advanced the runners up a base and Meaghan Lewia doubled to center field to bring in both runners. After a walk to Tori Sansone, Lewia and Sansone both stole bases. Carylanne Wolfington drove in both runners with a single for a 5-4 lead.
UMF scored a single run in the second, two in the fourth, and one more in the sixth inning. Kennadi Grover led off the second with a single and later scored on a fielder's choice by Natasha DeRoche. In the fourth, Meryl Bond led off with a double, Dayle Jordan had a two-out walk, and both runners scored on a triple by Shelby Bryant. Jordan added the fourth run when she reached by error and later scored on a single by Emily Soule.
In the second game, UMF scored twice in the top of the fifth to take the lead. Alison Hamilton and Bryant both singled and later scored on a two-run single by Katie Clark.
Robin Spofford and Katie McLaughlin got the Colby seventh off to a good start with back-to-back walks. UMF had two straight errors that brought in both runners. Lewia came up with a two-run double to score Schatz and pinch-runner Julia Perlmutter. Sansone followed with a single to bring in Lewia and suddenly it was a 5-2 game. Wolfington had a double to bring in Sansone and Grace Farnkoff had a single to plate Wolfington for the final run.
UMF pitchers did not allow an earned run in either game. Soule took the tough 5-4 loss, while Kristen Manzo dropped the second game.

UMaine-Farmington travels to Wenham, Mass., on Thursday to face Gordon College in a 3:00 p.m. doubleheader.

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