Kissimmee, FL - Coming off a scoring outburst in their first game on Tuesday, Husson took care of business a little differently in the afternoon, bettering the Cardinals of Catholic University 2-0 at the Rebel Spring Games Tournament in Kissimmee, FL. With the win, the Eagles even their record to 2-2 on the young season, while Catholic falls to 2-4.
It took six innings for either team to light up the scoreboard, and for Husson in the sixth, it was Victoria Overlock (Belfast, ME) who supplied the offense. The first year third baseman went 1-3 at the plate, scoring a run and knocking in another. In the circle, Kayla Merrill (Bethel, ME) threw a complete game shutout, working around six hits, striking out two and walking just one.
For the Cardinals, first year left fielder and leadoff hitter Amy Laughner (Olney, MD) did her part to set the table, going 3-4 in the game, but none behind her could supply the RBI. First year catcher Rose Shaver (Waldorf, MD) had a multi-hit game as well, going 2-3. Pitcher Kerri Apicella (Oyster Bay, NY) went the distance and held a shut out through 5, finishing the game with six hits allowed, three walks and a strikeout, allowing the two runs, one of which was earned.
Despite the lack of scoring in the first five innings, the game was anything but uneventful, as the teams combined to leave a total of 12 runners on base through five innings. In the top of the sixth, Kelsey Livermore (Kennebunk, ME) drew a walk to lead off the inning, and was pinch-run for by Merrill who was pitching and in the flex position. Nicole Sargent (Sullivan, ME) laid down a sacrifive to get Merrill in scoring position, setting up Overlock to blast a double that plated Merrill and gave Husson the 1-0 lead. After a ground out, Heidi Shaw (Manchester, ME) slapped the ball into play and reached on a throwing error, and Overlock - who was running on contact with two outs - came all the way around to score on the play, making it 2-0 in favor of Husson.
The Eagles still had to come out and stop Catholic at the plate twice to seal the fictory. Despite getting three runners aboard in the final two innings, the Cardinals could not score and the game went final.
Husson will enjoy an off day on Wednesday, before returning to the diamond for a pair on Thursday when they take on Waynesburg at 9:00 am and Thomas More at 1:00. Catholic will play Simpson and Aurora on Wednesday and take an off day on Thursday.