AUBURN, ME (CMCC) - The CM Softball team hosted UNE Club (University of New England) in double header action Tuesday night. Game one was a 7-1 victory while winning game two by forfeit as the game ended in the 6th inning with UNE forfeiting due to late arrival, technical difficulties and lateness of the game.
Game 1: UNE Club W, 7-1
The Mustangs started game one with sophomore, Megan Theriault (Lewiston, ME) in the circle who picked up the win in her second start of the year. Theriault went 6 innings giving up 5 hits, 1 earned-run, 2 walks and adding 6 strike outs. In the 7th Robertson then turned to first-year Sydney Crocker (Oxford, ME) who pitched the final inning allowing 1 hit 0 runs, 0 walks and 1 strikeout.
The Mustangs offence had 9 hits in game 1. They were paced by first-year's Maddy Boynton's Home Run, Abby Russell's triple and Macey Phillips and Savannah Silke doubles. Kiera-Caley Young, Megan Theriault, Khloe Poland, Abigail Hanson, Maria Dostie and Macey Phillips all contributed adding singles.
Game 2: UNE Club W, 6-6 (6 innings forfeit UNE)
In game 2, Crocker continued on the mound, making her first colligate start. Crocker allowed only 3 hits, two unearned runs, and one strike out while walking none. The Mustangs then turned to Molly Flaherty (Sabattus, ME) in the 3rd inning. Flaherty pitched 2 innings allowing 5 hits and giving up 4 runs. Robertson then turned to Haley Fernald (Bridgton, ME) in the 5th. Fernald pitched the final 2 innings giving up 2 hits 1 walk and 1 run.
After a late arrival time and technical difficulties throughout the night UNE decided to end the game early and forfeit game 2 for the travel home.
This game put the Mustangs to the test. Trailing 6-1 going into the 4th inning the Mustangs had to dig deep and that they did as they scored 5 runs tying the game 6-6. The Mustangs were paced by Shelby Lafrinea and Maria Dostie who each had a double while Macey Phillips, Molly Flaherty, Abby Russell, Megan Theriault and Shelby Lafrinea all added singles.
Coach Robertson commented, "With this double header being an exhibition it allowed us to play around a bit with our lineup to get a better feel for positions going forward. It was great to see everyone step up while being in positions they are not use to. It showed us that the players have all been focused and the hard-work in practice is paying off. It was also great to see all the pitchers pitch well in both games. Having a deep bullpen and knowing we can turn to any of the pitchers at any point in a game will help us for the reminder of the season. Its great being on the turf and finally having home games as I feel the players are feeding off the home crowd energy; the fans are loud while keeping the field a buzz."
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