BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Husson University softball team swept a doubleheader from Bowdoin on Wednesday afternoon at Pickard Field, 5-2 and 3-2. The Eagles improve to 21-15 this season while the Polar Bears dip to 20-17 on the season.
Rebecca McCarty stymied the Polar Bears in the opener, allowing just two hits in a 5-2 victory. Dorothy Cameron delivered the big offensive blow for Husson, blasting a two-run home run while teammates Lona Sargent and Amanda Gifford had two hits apiece for the Eagles. Hillary Smyth had both Bowdoin hits while Tricia Thibodeau took the loss after allowing five earned runs and eight hits in the circle for the Polar Bears.
Husson jumped out to an early two-run lead in game two before Bowdoin evened the score in the sixth on a Casey Correa RBI hit and a run-scoring fielder's choice by Tracy Shirey. But the Eagles responded in the bottom of the frame when Kara Poirier singled to lead off the inning and came around to score later in the frame on a fielder's choice play at the plate to give the visitors the win. Kelly Naegelin earned the win in relief for Husson after 1.2 innings of allowing two hits.
Kaity Sansone took the loss after six innings and five hits with just two earned runs. Caroline Dewar and Gen Barlow had two hits apiece in the loss for Bowdoin.
Bowdoin will hope to remain in the hunt for a NESCAC playoff berth on Thursday afternoon when they host Bates at 5:00 p.m. The Polar Bears need to win to remain in the hunt for one of the East Division's two playoff spots.