Hornets earn split with Thomas

Hornets earn split with Thomas

WATERVILLE, Maine - Lyndon split a North Atlantic Conference doubleheader against Thomas Saturday as the Hornets fell 6-5 in 10 innings in Game 1 before taking Game 2 10-2 in five innings.

With the split, Lyndon improves to 4-16 overall and 3-5 in the NAC while Thomas moves to 10-11 overall and 5-3 in conference play.

In the opener, Thomas opened up the scoring in the top of the first off two errors by the Hornets, allowing Alyssa Eugley to score. Korrie Laren doubled to bring in another during the top of the third, driving in Brianne Gonzalez. Lyndon knotted the score at two in the bottom of the sixth on a two-run single by Jillian Emery (Johnson, Vt.).

Thomas scored two runs in the top of the seventh, the first coming off of a fielder's choice from Laren, allowing Lauren Hachey to come across. Courtney Veilleux scored on a wild pitch to give Thomas a 4-2 lead. Lyndon State would not go away quietly, scoring two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning on an RBI groundout by Shelby Sheridan (Enosburg Falls, Vt.) and a clutch run-scoring single by Dakota Crane (Central, S.C.) .

The teams would each score a run in their respective halves of the ninth inning until finally in the top of the 10th inning Faith Robinson would sacrifice fly out to bring in Kelsey Crowe. Thomas' defense would hold strong in the bottom of the inning to seal a victory.

Crowe got the win for Thomas, pitching 10 innings, allowing five runs on seven hits, walked four and struck out six. Lyndon s' Katie Davis (North Haverhill, N.H.) took the loss, throwing 10 innings, allowing six runs on eight hits, walking two and striking out four.

Crane had three hits in the contest while Davis chipped in two including a run-scoring double.

In the nightcap, the Hornets came out swinging with a triple to right field by Sheridan. Lyndon plated two runs in the inning off RBI singles by Emery and Taylor Young (Lowell, Mass.).

Lyndon scored another run in the second on a Thomas error and extended their lead to 4-0 over the Terriers on Davis' RBI double in the third inning. Taylor Bergeron put the Terriers on the board with an RBI ground rule double to right field, scoring Korrie Laren, but the Hornets rallied in the bottom of the fourth inning, plating five runs.

The rally started with an RBI triple by Jena Finnegan (Keeseville, N.Y.), scoring Sheridan. Finnegan scored off of a double by Emery, who was sent in shortly after by Young. Davis reached first on an error, allowing Young to score. Mindy Carl (Newport, N.H.) crossed the plate from third on a fielder's choice RBI by Alise Vandal (Brattleboro, Vt.).

The Terriers put another run on the board in the fifth inning on a sacrifice fly by Brianne Gonzalez, scoring Alyssa Eugley. Lyndon closed out the game with an RBI single by Emery, plating Sheridan in the bottom of the frame.

Davis got the win, throwing five innings, allowing two runs on five hits, striking out three and walking four. Robinson took the loss for the Terriers, throwing 3.1 innings, allowing eight runs on 10 hits, walking two and two strikeouts.