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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: April 21, 2010
GORHAM, Maine --- Lauren Becker earned a win in both games and Alyssa Lepore smacked a home run and picked up a save in the opener as the Colby College softball team took 5-3 and 9-5 wins against University of Southern Maine on Wednesday.
Colby (8-16) received more solid hitting from Lepore and Barbara Santos in both games. Lepore hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning of the opener and also had a sacrifice fly. Santos went 3-for-3 with a run and RBI in the first game. Allyson Cheever finished with two hits and two runs, Katie Graichen also had two hits and scored once, and Christine Gillespie had an RBI single in the seventh inning for the Mules.
Becker started the opener and worked into the sixth inning. She had five strikeouts, no walks, and allowed just one earned run. Lepore got the final out of the sixth inning and pitched the seventh for her second save.
In the nightcap, Becker entered the game in the fifth inning with one on and no outs and went on to even her record at 5-5. She had six strikeouts among her nine outs, including striking out the side in the sixth inning. She once again had no walks and gave up no earned runs.
The Mules scored seven runs in the top of the seventh inning to pull ahead for good. Alex Essman had an RBI double, Santos lined an RBI single, and the Mules took advantage of three USM errors in the inning. Essman finished with two hits, two runs, and an RBI to lead the Mules. Santos, Gillespie, and Kelly Roth all had two hits, one run, and an RBI. Meanwhile, Cheever also had two hits and scored once.
Colby plays at Bates College in a NESCAC East game Friday at 4 p.m.
Colby 5, Southern Maine 3
Colby College....... 100 102 1 - 5 8 4
Southern Maine...... 000 003 0 - 3 10 2
Pitchers: Colby College - L. Becker; A. Lepore (6). Southern Maine - Deroche.
Win-L. Becker (4-5) Save-A. Lepore (2) Loss-Deroche (4-9). 2B: Davis (USM), Cusack (USM). HR: Lepore (Col).
Colby 9, Southern Maine 5
Colby College....... 000 200 7 - 9 12 2
Southern Maine...... 000 320 0 - 5 6 4
Pitchers: Colby College - B. Tasi; L. Becker (5). Southern Maine - Perdomo; Mackintosh(7). Win-L. Becker (5-5). Loss-Mackintosh (2-3). 2B: Lepore (Col), Essman (Col), Eugley (USM).