FARMINGTON, Maine --- Colby College pitching limited the University of Maine at Farmington to six hits in the doubleheader as the Mules grabbed a sweep over the Beavers by scores of 10-1 and 7-2 in non-conference softball Tuesday at Prescott Field.
The Mules (6-13) will visit Thomas College on Wednesday at 4 p.m. for a non-conference game.
Colby pitching combined for 18 strikeouts and no walks in the two games. Megan Michie (Rhinebeck, N.Y.) struck out 12 in the opener to move her record to 3-3 and drop her earned run average to 2.89. She has 51 strikeouts and just 13 walks in more than 51 innings of work. In the second game, Aimee Polimeno (North Woodstock, N.H.) earned her first victory of the season with six strikeouts.
Erica Pulford (Glen Rock, N.J.) and Brianne Wheeler (Brussels, Ontario) each drove in three runs for Colby in the first game. Pulford and Wheeler each singled and doubled as part of the Mules' 14-hit output. Lauren Becker (Falls Church, Va.) slugged a pair of doubles for Colby, while Meaghan Lewia (Wells, Maine) and Lindsay Peterson (Fairfield, Conn.) each collected two singles. Becker, Graichen, and Wheeler all scored two runs.
Shannon Mitchell (Portsmouth, N.H.) smacked a double and a solo home run for the Beavers, who also received a triple from Meghan Plant (Burlington, Vt.).
In the nightcap, the Mules notched the 7-2 six-inning victory after the game was called due to darkness.
Peterson and Katie Graichen (Arundel, Maine) each hit a single and a double for Colby with Graichen knocking in two runs. Wheeler and Polimeno both had a pair of hits. Lewia and Peterson both had two runs in the second game.
Colby 10, Maine-Farmington 1 (1st game)
Colby............... 300 500 2 - 10 14 0 (5-13)
Me.-Farmington...... 100 000 0 - 1 3 2 (8-9)
Pitchers: Colby - M. Michie. Me.-Farmington - E. Vaillanco.
Win-M. Michie Loss-E. Vaillanco HR: UMF - S. Mitchell.
Colby 7, Maine-Farmington 2 (2nd game)
Colby............... 001 222 - 7 10 3 (6-13)
Me.-Farmington...... 000 011 - 2 3 6 (8-10)
Pitchers: Colby - A. Polimeno. Me.-Farmington - A. Piggott.
Win-A. Polimeno Loss-A. Piggott