Lyndon splits four-game series in Maine

Lyndon splits four-game series in Maine

CASTINE, Maine – Lyndon hit the road to play a four-game "home" series with Husson University. The Hornets suffered two tough losses to the Eagles by scores of 2-1 (8 inn.) and 5-2 before sweeping the Mariners 7-5 and 5-1.

Saturday – Game 1: Husson 2, Lyndon 1 (8inn.)

Lyndon battled the five-time North Atlantic Conference champions to a stalemate for seven innings before Chelsea Brennan's bloop single in the top of the eighth decided the issue.  Amanda Ryan went the distance to get the win while Katie Davis (North Haverhill, N.H.) took the loss. She allowed no earned runs on five hits while striking out four and walking two.

Jena Finnegan went 4-for-4 for the Hornets and Shelby Sheridan (Enosburg Falls, Vt.) chipped in a pair of singles. Mindy Carl (Newport, Vt.) drove in the lone Lyndon run with bases-loaded walk in the first.

Saturday – Game 2: Husson 5, Lyndon 2

Lyndon managed to stay within striking distance for six innings, but Lyndsey Merrill's two-run home run in the top of the seventh put the game out of reach. Merrill went six innings to get the win while Davis took the loss. She allowed only two earned runs on nine hits while fanning three and walking none.

Finnegan continued to sizzle, going 3-for-4 with a run-batted-in. Julia McNeil and Jillian Emery scored the Hornet runs in the bottom of the seventh on a two-run error.

Sunday – Game 1: Lyndon 7, Maine Maritime 5

Lyndon broke into the win column in the North Atlantic Conference by holding off a hard charging Maine Maritime squad in the seventh. The Hornets led 7-1 entering the final inning, but the Mariners managed to plate five runs and get the tying run aboard before Davis put out the fire.

Abby Yeo took the loss and Davis was credited with the win. She allowed four earned runs on five hits while striking out six and walking six. Dakota Crane (Central, S.C.) had two hits for Lyndon and Jillian Emery (Johnson, Vt.) drove home a pair of runs with a double.
Finnegan had a run-scoring double in the contest and Carl drove home a run with a single.

Sunday – Game 2: Lyndon 5, Maine Maritime 1

Lyndon completed the twin bill sweep as Davis went the distance to get the victory. She allowed one earned run on two hits while fanning seven and walking one. Erica Taylor took the loss for the Mariners.

Sheridan pounded out three hits in the contest to lead the Hornets and crane added two. Taylor Young (Lowell, Mass.) and Brooke Dolloff (Rumford, Maine) had one double each in the contest.