New England College Softball Slugs Their Way Past Visiting UMPI
HENNIKER, N.H. – New England College softball pounded 30 hits and scored a combined 30 runs en route to a sweep of the visiting University of Maine Presque Isle Owls Saturday afternoon. The Pilgrims picked up 16-0 shutout victory in game one and followed that with a 14-3 game two win.
The wins improve the Pilgrims to 10-12 overall, while the two losses drop the Owls to 3-16 on the season.
In game one NEC would plate single runs in both the first and second inning before they would explode for nine third inning runs and tack on five in the fourth beating UMPI 16-0 in a shortened five inning game.
Nine Pilgrims collected hits in game one including designated player Elizabeth Harrigan (Weston, Conn.) who was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with three runs scored and three runs batted in. NEC’s Alyssa Krause (Northfield, N.H.) doubled twice for the Pilgrims with five runs batted in and three runs scored, while Kiley Williams (Salem, Utah) singled twice and scored two runs.
Picking up the complete game victory on the mound was Olivia Stanley (Walpole, N.H.) who allowed just four hits with three strikeouts.
Leading the way for UMPI was Kellie Peers (Caswell, Maine) who singled twice for the Owls.
Similar to game one NEC would plate single runs in both the first and the second before a five run third inning would put NEC up 7-0. UMPI would battle back scoring three runs in the top of the fourth but NEC would close the door in the home half of the fourth with seven runs en route to the 14-3 five inning victory.
Leading the way for the Pilgrims at the plate in game two was Kiley Williams who was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with three runs scored and two runs batted in. NEC’s Taylor Belsito (Millbury, Mass.) was 2-for-3 with three runs batted in and a run scored, while Alyssa Krause finished with two hits including a double and two runs batted in.
Picking up the complete game victory on the mound was Elizabeth Harrigan who allowed one earned run on four hits while striking out three.
Leading the way for UMPI was Brittany Luetjen (Hampden, Maine) and Ashley laking (Topsfield, Maine) who singled and scored a run for the Owls.