KENTS HILL, Maine - Lyndon upped its record to 5-17 overall and 4-6 in the North Atlantic Conference with a split of its doubleheader with the University of Maine at Farmington Monday. The Hornets dropped the opener 9-2 and took the nightcap 14-3 in six innings.
Game 2: Lyndon 14, UMaine-Farmington 3
Lyndon put up two runs in the second inning on home runs by Mindy Carl (Newport, N.H.) and Brooke Dolloff (Dixfield, Maine), and enjoyed a five-run uprising in the third to take a 7-0 lead through three innings. Jillian's Emery's (Johnson, Vt.) run-scoring single and Katie Davis'(North Haverhill, N.H.) three-run triple highlighted the uprising.
Shelby Sheridan (Enosburg Falls, Vt.) homered for the Hornets in the fourth inning, and Dolloff belted her second round-tripper of the game, a two-run shot to straightaway center, as part of a five-run Lyndon sixth.
UMaine-Farmington got two runs back in the fifth on a sac fly by Shelby Bryant and an RBI triple by Natasha DeRoche, and scored once in the sixth when Bond plated Jones on a single.
Davis allowed eight hits in the circle for Lyndon, but struck out six Beavers on her way to the win. Emery went 4-for-4 for the Hornets in game two, while Sheridan, Carl, and Davis all had three hits.
Courtney Fowler got tagged with the loss for UMaine-Farmington after allowing 10 earned runs. Amy Jones went 3-for-3 at the plate for the Beavers.
Meryl Bond's single in game two combined with her two hits in the first game allowed her to extend her consecutive games hitting streak to 10 games.
Game 1: UMaine-Farmington 9, Lyndon 2
Emily Soule fanned a career high 12 batters to lead the Beavers to a 9-2 win over Lyndon, in game one of the teams' North Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader Monday at Kents Hill School.
UMaine-Farmington improved to 8-6 overall, 6-4 in the NAC, with the win, and remained in fourth place in the conference standings with four league games left on its schedule.
Soule struck out at least one Lyndon batter in six out of seven innings pitched and struck out the side in the Hornet fourth, on her way to a complete game victory that improved her record to 5-2.
After the Hornets took the lead with a single run in the first on Carl's RBI single, the Beavers took the lead in the second on home runs by Bond and Jillian Withee.
Each team posted a run in the third and UMaine-Farmington tacked on two runs in the fourth to extend its lead to 6-2. The Beavers put the game away in the fifth with three more runs, including two runs plated on Withee's one-out single.
Withee went 2-for-3 with four RBI and one run scored, while Shelby Bryant, Amy Jones, Kennadi Grover, and Bond all had two hits.
Lyndon's Davis allowed nine earned runs on 12 hits on her way to the loss.