BANGOR, Maine – The Thomas College softball team split a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) doubleheader with Husson University, falling in game one, 4-3, and winning game two, 6-2.
After the twinbill, the Terriers sit just above .500 at 14-13 (4-2 NAC) while the Eagles move to 12-11 (2-2 NAC).
Game 1: Husson 4, Thomas 3
The Terriers put two runs on the board in the third inning, as Sydney LeBourveau (Jericho, Vt.) helped her cause on the mound with a two-RBI double to score Lexi Colpack (Franklin, N.H.) and Katie Taylor (Lebanon, Maine). The Eagles cut the lead in half in the fourth on an RBI double by Morgan Coleman.
The Terriers extended their lead to 3-1 in the top of the sixth as Katlyn Coulter (Jefferson, N.H.) sent a double down the left field line to score LeBourveau.
Husson began a last inning rally on a Tamara Aunchman double to make it a 3-2 game. The Eagles brought in two runs on a Thomas error to end the game at 4-3.
Jen Jones was award the win in the circle for Husson in seven innings, allowing six hits and three runs. LeBourveau threw all seven innings in the effort for Thomas, giving up seven hits and four runs (two earned).
Game 2: Thomas 6, Husson 2
Thomas brought in a run in the opening frame as Coulter singled in Colpack for the early lead. The Eagles responded in the second inning as Aunchman roped a double to right center to tie the game at 1-1.
The Terriers regained the lead in the third as LeBourveau belted a two-run homerun for a 3-1 advantage. Coulter extend the lead in the fifth as her single plated Anna Piirainen (West Paris, Maine). Piirainen singled in the sixth followed by LeBourveau reaching on a fielder's choice to make it 6-1.
The Eagles added one unearned run in the final inning to finish at 6-2.
Coulter earned her ninth victory in the circle for Thomas in a complete game, allowing six hits and two runs (one earned). Aunchman was given the loss for Husson in four innings, eight hits and three runs.
The Terriers will host Johnson and Lyndon this weekend for two conference doubleheaders.