Softball earns sweep of Bates

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: April 18, 2008
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Alyssa Crowell (Gilford, N.H.) pitched a two-hit shutout in the opener and Amanda Roehn (Tampa, Fla.) went six strong innings in the nightcap as the Colby College softball team took 2-0 and 2-1 victories over Bates College in New England Small College Athletic Conference East Division softball Friday.

Crowell improved to 3-2 on the season by allowing singles in the fourth and fifth innings for the Mules (8-12, 2-7 NESCAC East) in the first game.

Colby got its only two runs in the fifth inning when Lizzi Fort (Wilmette, Ill.) smacked a two-run single to drive in Mollie Puskar (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Allyson Cheever (Augusta, Maine). Carlie Minichino had a double and Cheever went 2-for-2 for Colby's other hits in the game.

Liz Johnston (Westport, Conn.) pitched well for Bates in the opener and allowed just four hits over six innings. Val Beckwith (Woburn, Mass.) and Jean McIntyre (Marshfield, Mass.) had the Bobcats' hits.

The Mules scored twice in the second inning of the nightcap and then held on for the victory. Puskar had a one-out double and scored when Alyssa Lepore (Victor, N.Y.) doubled in the next at-bat. Lepore later came around to score on a Bates error.

Puskar and Lepore both had two hits in the second game. Annie Wilson (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) had a hit and walk for the Mules.

Bates (5-14, 2-6 NESCAC East) got a run back in the fifth inning. Liz Stahler (Lyndonville, Vt.) had a one-out single and later came around to score on a single by McIntyre.

Roehn pitched six innings and allowed just two Bates hits. Minichino pitched the seventh inning and earned her first collegiate save.

Colby 2, Bates 0 (1st game)

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Liz Johnston (L, 1-3) and Stacia Saniuk; Alyssa Crowell (W, 3-2) and Lizzi Fort. 2B: Carlie Minichino (C).

Colby 2, Bates 1 (2nd game)

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Christina Knobel (L, 1-3) and Stacia Saniuk; Amanda Roehn (W, 3-5), Carlie Minichino (7, S, 1) and Barbara Santos, Meryl Poulin (7). 2B: Mollie Puskar (C), Alyssa Lepore (C).

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