Softball at .500 since break
Colby softball has a .500 record with two wins and two losses under its belt since returning from its spring break trip to Florida. The team has played two different double-headers, the first against Husson University and the second against Maine Maritime Academy (MMA).
Traveling to Bangor, Maine, to face Husson in two non-conference games, the Mules had a rocky start to the post-spring break season. Two innings into the first game, they were ahead 2-0. Meaghan Lewia ’15 scored the first run when Katie Graichen ’12 drove her in; Lewia then hit a single that allowed Erin Caputo ’15 to score. In the third inning, the Husson Eagles scored three runs and took the lead until Aimee Polimeno ’14 scored off of Caputo’s double in the fourth. Husson responded with three more runs, and Colby couldn’t take back the lead, as Husson won 7-3.
The second game began with seven Husson runs in the first two innings. In the third inning, the Mules began their comeback with three runs—Allana Sanborn ’13 and Lewia both made it to base, Lindsay Peterson ’13 smashed a double, Graichen had a single and Brianne Wheeler ’14 followed with a double. Although they managed to score one more run in the sixth inning when Lewia drove in Polimeno, they couldn’t catch the Eagles, who had driven in three more runs. The final score was 10-4.
The softball team turned the tables in the double-header against MMA with a 4-3 win in the first game. The first inning began when Wheeler drove in Peterson and Graichen with a three-run home run. After MMA scored three runs in the bottom of the inning, the game remained tied until Caputo scored in the sixth inning off of an error.
Colby took the lead in the second game as well with runs batted in by Wheeler and Peterson. Retaining the 2-0 lead for the majority of the game, hits from Caputo and Carolyn Bennett ’15 gave the Mules two more runs. Although MMA hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning, they couldn’t catch Colby’s lead and the game ended 4-2.
“It felt good to get some wins last weekend,” Yardumian said at the end of the two-game series. “We’re starting our NESCAC [New England Small College Athletic Conference] season this weekend with three games against Bates [College], and we’re hoping to get some more wins then as well.” The softball team is now 4-10 overall and hosts Bates on Saturday, April 7 at 12 and 2 p.m.