Softball takes two games from UMF

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: April 21, 2011

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Aimee Polimeno scattered five hits and struck out eight in picking up her first collegiate shutout as the Colby College softball team took a 1-0 victory over University of Maine at Farmington in the first game of a doubleheader Thursday at Crafts Field.

The Mule bats got going in the second game as Colby scored 10 runs in the first three innings on the way to a 10-2 victory over the Beavers in five innings.

Polimeno earned her third victory of the season in the first game as neither team could manage a run in the first four innings. Colby scored an unearned run in the top of the fifth when two straight infield errors brought in the lone run. Barbara Santos led off and reached second base on an error and then teammate Alyssa Lepore went to second on another error and Santos was able to score from second base.

Emma Vaillancourt was the tough-luck loser for UMF. She threw 81 pitches over six innings of work, allowed just two hits, and struck out three Colby batters.

In the second game, the Mules scored four runs in the first, four runs in the second, and two in the third to go up 10-1. Santos had two doubles, three runs scored, and three RBI. Meanwhile, Lepore also had a double among her two hits and drove in a pair. Lindsay Peterson also had two hits and scored twice, while Brianne Wheeler had two hits and one RBI.

Lauren Becker allowed just one earned run over five innings to pick up the Colby victory. She struck out seven and also helped her own cause with an RBI and a run scored.

Lily Barry had two hits and drove in a run for UMF in the nightcap. Amy Jones scored both of the runs and had a double while also reaching on an error and a walk. Kaitlyn Bartlett added an RBI single for the Beavers.

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