Hornets drop two against Terriers

Hornets drop two against Terriers

WATERVILLE, Maine – The Lyndon State College softball team dropped both games of a North Atlantic Conference doubleheader at Thomas College on Saturday afternoon at the Thomas Softball Diamond. The Terriers won game one, 16-0, in five innings, then posted a 10-2, six-inning win in game two.

Game 1

Thomas pounded out 10 hits and took advantage of five Lyndon errors en route to the shutout victory.

The Terriers struck for five runs in the first inning to get things started.  The Terriers then tallied three in the second before putting up four both the third and fourth innings.

Shelby Sheridan (Enosburg Falls, Vt.) and Julia Kearney (Medford, Mass.) recorded a hit each for the Hornets.  Sheridan took the loss in the circle for Lyndon, allowing 10 hits with one strikeout.

Sonja Morse was credited with the win after allowing just two hits and striking out four in three innings.  LeBourveau pitched the final two innings, allowing no hits and walking a pair.

Korrie Laren and Michaella Arsenault each had three RBIs while Sydney LeBourveau, Courtney Veilleux and Katie Taylor all drove in a pair.

Game 2

Thomas kicked off game two with two runs each in the first and second innings before being held to one run in the third.

The Hornets scored a pair of runs in the fourth inning as Brooke Dolloff (Rumford, Maine) and Kearney came around when Kiya DeWitt (Pittsburg, N.H.) reached on a fielding error with two outs in the frame.  After a Ken Niemann (Peru, N.Y.) single to center put runners on the corners, Brandi Surridge (East Burke, Vt.) grounded out to second base to end the inning.

Thomas countered with three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning before adding a run in each of the final two innings to finish the game 10-2 in six innings.

Taylor was the only Terrier with multiple hits.  Veilleux had three RBIs and Laren two, while Colpack scored three runs.  Lexi Colpack and Molly Carroll each had one hit and reached twice on walks.

Morse also got the win in game two, allowing just the two unearned runs on two hits and two walks while striking out five in four innings.  Chelsea Hale threw the final two innings, scattering two hits and a walk.

Cori Sousa (Amherst, N.H.) and Niemann each had two hits for Lyndon.

DeWitt took the loss in the circle for the Hornets, scattering nine hits while striking out two.

Both teams continue North Atlantic Conference play with doubleheaders at noon Sunday.  Thomas (13-12, 5-1) hosts Johnson State (6-14, 4-4), while Lyndon (2-22, 0-8) travels to UMaine-Farmington (4-17, 1-5).