BANGOR, Maine – Husson University softball team used two pitchers to combine for a no-hitter in the first game of a doubleheader with an, 8-0, win over the University of Maine at Farmington on Wednesday afternoon at Boucher Field.
Husson hurler Kayla Merrill (Bethel, Maine) pitched five innings and struck out nine UMF hitters. Alannah Healy (Brockton, Mass.) dealt an inning of relief with a strikeout of her own.
In the bottom of the first, Husson produced the game's first run with an RBI single from Deb Colpitts (Naples, Maine). The rally started with a leadoff single followed by a hit-by-pitch. After an infield single, Colpitts slapped her blooper into left field to manufacture the run.
Husson hit two home runs for four runs in the fourth inning. Sami Schultz (Hermon, Maine) powered a two-run homer to increase the Husson lead to, 3-0. Allie Hill (Calaise, Maine) lifted a deep fly ball to dead center field and the wind carried the bomb over the fence for the Eagles' second two-run shot of the inning.
Abby Burdin (Guilford, Maine) pitched a complete game for the Beavers with one strikeout while giving up 12 hits.
In game two, the Eagles completed the doubleheader sweep with an, 11-3, win over the Beavers.
The Beavers jumped on the count early and plated two first inning runs. Shelby Bryant (South Portland, Maine) led off the game with a walk and stole second one pitch later. Katie Clark (Westbrook, Maine) was able to get the Beavers on the board with an RBI groundout. Kennadi Grover (Cushing, Maine) followed with a double to right center field that burnt the Eagles outfield.
Husson was able to get one back in the bottom of the frame with an RBI single from Merrill.
In the third, Grover recorded her second RBI of the game with a seeing-eye-single up the middle that plated Kiana Thompson (Industry, Maine) from second.
Husson exploded with seven runs in the bottom of the third inning and added three more in the fourth inning.
Emily Vitone (Westminster, Mass.) made her collegiate debut on the mound for the Beavers. Vitone pitched three innings while only giving up four earned runs and stuck out one Eagle batter.
UMaine-Farmington returns to the diamond tomorrow afternoon for a doubleheader at the University of New England.