Bangor, ME – Husson took two games from the visiting Terriers of Thomas College in North Atlantic Conference softball action on Thursday afternoon. The doubleheader was the first conference matchup for both teams, and the Eagles now stand at 8-8 (2-0 NAC), while the Terriers are 1-13 (0-2 NAC).
Game 1: Husson 3, Thomas 2
Thomas went up 2-0 in the bottom of the second as Taylor Bergeron (Lyman, ME) and Lauren Hachey (Oakland, ME) scored runs for Thomas. Husson responded to make it 2-1 in the top of the fourth inning as first year Sami Schultz (Hermon, ME) hit a home run over the left field fence.
The Eagles tied it up in the sixth inning when Victoria Overlock (Belfast, ME) reached first base on a Terrier fielding error at third base and drove teammate Aimee Mortensen (Biddeford, ME) home. Thomas left three on base in the seventh inning, and Husson seized the opportunity to close out the game in the top of the eighth inning as Deb Colpitts (Levant, ME) scored off a Schultz single.
Amanda Ryan (Brewer, ME) pitched 5.1 innings for the Eagles and Becca McCarty (Skowhegan, ME) picked up the win. Faith Robinson (Auburn, NH) pitched the full game for the Terriers and picked up a loss.
Game 2: Husson 11, Thomas 0
With an action-packed start in game two, the Eagles shut down the Terriers with an 11-0 result. Sophomore Colpitts pitched a no-hitter in Husson's winning effort, facing 16 batters.
Courtney Hill (Calais, ME) and Lona Sargent (Sullivan, ME) got the scoring started in the top of the first when Colpitts singled. Colpitts and Mortensen also scored to give the Eagles a strong 4-0 start.
Hill and Colpitts contributed two more runs in the second inning, and Sargent added another one in the fourth. The Eagles finished the game in the fifth inning with runs by Haley Spiers (Rochester, NH), Mallory Conary (Warren, ME), Lyndsey Merrill (Bethel, ME), and one more from Colpitts to make it 11-0.
In addition to her no-hitter, Colpitts finished the game scoring three runs in four at-bats, throwing 48 strikes in 68 pitches, making no errors, and only walking one batter. McKayla Gastia (Millford, ME) pitched one inning for Thomas and picked up the loss, while Bergeron pitched four innings.
Husson will travel to Vermont to face NAC opponents Castleton State and Green Mountain in doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday. Thomas will also travel over the weekend, facing NAC foes Johnson State and New England College.