Auburn, Me - The CMCC Mustangs Softball team took on Merrimack College (Club) in double header action Saturday morning while the school hosted its fall open house.
Game 1: Win, 12-0 (5 innings)
The Mustangs started game one with second-year, Megan Theriault (Lewiston, ME) in the circle. Theriault allowed 3 hits, no earned-runs, 4 walks while adding 11 strike outs in four innings of work. Theriault who clearly pitched her best game of the fall seaon loaded the bases in both the first and second innings then locked it down until the 5th inning when the Mustangs turned to first-year Sydney Crocker (South Paris, ME) who went 1-2-3 to end the game. The Mustangs committed 1 error in the field.
The Mustangs offense had 11 hits in game 1. Theriault not only had a great day in the circle but she had a huge day at the plate going 2-3 with 2 triples and 4 RBI's. Abby Ferland (Monmouth, ME) added a solo homerun, while Abby Russell (Auburn, ME), Macey Phillips (Wilton, ME), Kiera-Caley Young (Sabattus, ME) Haley Fernald (Bridgton, ME), Maddy Boynton (China, ME), and Shelby Lafrinea (Poland, ME) all contributed with singles. Phillips and Lafrinea both added 2 RBI's for the Mustangs/
Game 2: Win, 7-6
In game 2, the Mustangs turned to first year Molly Flaherty (Sabattus, ME). Flaherty who pitched the first 3 innings, allowed 5 hits, 6 earned runs, 0 strike outs, while walking 2. CM then turned back to Game 1 winner, Theriault in the 4th. Theriault pitched the final 4 innings giving up 2 hits, adding another 7 K's, 1 walk and giving up no runs. The Mustangs commited no erros in the field.
Game 2 saw the Mustangs have to battle back to Merrimack trailing 6-1. CM finally got things going scoring 3 runs in the 4th and 2 runs in the 5th to tie the game up. The Mustangs with two outs and Fernald on third saw Russell come to the plate. With 2 outs and two trikes, Russell nailed a single to score Fernald for the the walk off win.
Head Coach, Bruce Robertson, commented, "This was a great way to end our fall season. With Open House going on there was a lot of people and fans on campus. This was Megans day in the circle she had 18 strikeouts in two games. She could not have been more dominant. We gave her full run support in game one. Game two we struggled to get things going in the circle and at the plate so we turned back to Megan and asked if she still had some gas left in the tank to bring us back and she said "Give me the ball". That was the spark we needed and the rest of the team stepped it up for the comeback and we did just that!"
Next up the Mustangs will be our Spring season in 2020.
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