Softball earns league win over Bowdoin

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: April 24, 2008
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Annie Wilson (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) ripped a bases clearing triple in the second inning to give the Colby College softball team a 6-2 victory over Bowdoin College in New England Small College Athletic Conference East Division play Thursday at Crafts Field.

The Mules moved to 9-12 overall and 3-7 in the conference, while Bowdoin falls to 22-10 and 4-6 in league play.

Colby pitcher Alyssa Crowell (Gilford, N.H.) pitched a three-hit complete game, struck out two, and walked one in moving to 4-2 on the season.

Allison Coleman (Lewiston, Maine) and Clare Ronan (Jenkintown, Pa.) scored Bowdoin's runs in the top of the second inning for a 2-0 lead. After Coleman struck out but got on by a passed ball, Ronan put runners at second and third with a triple. Courtney LaPierre (Gorham, Maine) had an RBI groundout and Ronan later scored on an error.

Christine Gillespie (North Andover, Mass.) had an RBI single to drive in Tory Starr (Dunbarton, N.H.) to cut the lead to 2-1 in the bottom of the second inning. Wilson, who had two of Colby's six hits, then had her big hit to drive in Mollie Puskar (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Lizzi Fort (Wilmette, Ill.), and Gillespie.

The Mules loaded the bases in the fourth inning and got one run from Fort after Carlie Minichino (Stratford, Conn.) was hit by a pitch. Colby closed out the scoring in the sixth when Allyson Cheever (Augusta, Maine) walked and scored on Minichino's double.

The Mules and Bowdoin will play a doubleheader on Friday at 3 p.m.

Colby 6, Bowdoin 2

Bowdoin      020#000#0---2#3#2

Colby          040#101#x---6#6#2

Julia Jacobs (L, 10-6) and Allison Coleman; Alyssa Crowell (W, 4-2) and Lizzi Fort, Meryl Poulin (7). 2B: Clare Ronan (B), Carlie Minichino (C). 3B: Annie Wilson (C).

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