Tasi throws gem in tough loss for softball

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: April 15, 2008
ORONO, Maine --- Brittany Tasi pitched arguably the best game of her collegiate career for Colby College, but the Mules came up against a good pitcher as well in a 1-0 loss to University of Maine on Tuesday in non-conference softball.

Tasi allowed just five hits to Maine (6-34), a Division I school. The Black Bears got a one-hit shutout from Alexis Souhlaris, who struck out 14 and walked one. Tasi lowered her earned run average to 1.97 and has allowed just three walks in 32 innings of pitching this season.

Maine got its only run in the first inning when Souhlaris led off with a single, stole second, and then scored on a single by Whtiney Spangler. Tasi settled down from that point and did not allow another hit until the fifth inning while striking out three and walking just one.

Souhlaris took a perfect game into the fifth inning, but Amanda Roehn singled up the middle with two outs to get the first hit for Colby (6-11). Souhlaris was able to get out of the inning after Barbara Santos walked to put runners on first and second.

The Mules will play at Bates College on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in a New England Small College Athletic Conference East Division game.

University of Maine 1, Colby 0

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Maine  100#000#x---1#5#0

Tasi (L) and Poulin; Souhlaris (W) and George. 2B: Waters (M).

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