Softball drops three games
The Colby softball team dropped three games to Trinity College at home this past week in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) play. Although there were a few bright spots of great play from the Mules, the Bantams proved too strong to overcome.
The first match was fought on Friday, April 15 at home. Pitcher Lauren Becker ’13 completed six innings of work with only one earned run, although the Mules fell 6-0 after a series of defensive errors.
Barbara Santos ’11 led the way for the Mules with two hits. Trinity’s Katherine Stoltenberg, Abigail Ostrom, Katherine Poulos and Amelia Mostovoy each had two hits while Caroline Blanchard scored a pair of runs. Poulos and Ostrom also each added two RBIs to their stats.
The doubleheader outing began on April 16 with a close 2-0 loss to the Bantams. Pitchers Aimee Polimeno ’14 and Poulos matched each other out-for-out during the first six innings before the duel ended when the Batnams scored two unearned runs off of two errors in the seventh inning.
In the second outing of the day, the Mules lost their way and were crushed 14-2 during five innings of play. Trinity’s player Caroline Blanchard scored twice off of two hits to record three RBIs. Claire Prosperi homered once and had two RBIs off of two total hits and Abigail Ostrom tallied two hits and score three runs.
Colby’s Lindsay Peterson ’13 hit an RBI double while Alyssa Lepore ’11 had two hits and an RBI.
In the coming weeks, the Mules look to find their rhythm and put together some NESCAC wins. On Thursday, April 21, the women will play the University of Maine-Farmington in a doubleheader at home before traveling to Tufts University for a three-game series in Medford, Mass. on April 22 and 23.