Softball Cruises Past Johnson in NAC Doubleheader

Softball Cruises Past Johnson in NAC Doubleheader

WATERVILLE, Maine – The Thomas College softball team swept Johnson State College in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) doubleheader on Saturday afternoon, winning 10-2 in game one and 13-0 in game two.

The Terriers improve to 16-13 (6-2 NAC) on the year while the Badgers fall to 1-15 (0-2 NAC).

Game 1: Thomas 10, Johnson 2 – 6 innings

Early in the bottom of the first, Anna Piirainen (West Paris, Maine) scored on a wild pitch to give the Terriers a 1-0 lead.  The Badgers tied the game back up at 1-1 in the following frame as Kaitlynn Woodward knocked a solo homerun to right field for Johnson.

The Terriers took the lead back with seven unanswered runs including a six-run third inning.  Sydney LeBourveau (Jericho, Vt.), Lauren Farina (Schenectady, N.Y.), and Julia Nadeau (Randolph, Maine) led the surge with RBI singles.

The Badgers added the second run of the game in the top of the fourth as Woodward once again sent a solo homerun to right field.  The Terriers tacked on one more in the fourth and fifth on a RBI double by Kayla Bess (Madison, Maine) and a RBI single from Farina.

LeBourveau took the win on the mound in five innings, allowing three hits and two runs.  Haley Littlefield (Mt. Desert Island, Maine) threw one hitless inning of relief.

Woodward shouldered the loss for Johnson, scattering 11 hits and ten runs (five earned).

Game 2: Thomas 13, Johnson 0 – 5 innings

The Terriers plated four runs in the first inning led by RBI doubles from Katlyn Coulter (Jefferson, N.H.) and MacKenzie Oberholzer (Greencastle, Pa.).  Thomas added another run in the second frame on a RBI double by LeBourveau.

In the third, the Thomas offense exploded for eight runs to finish the scoring at 13-0.  Oberholzer, Lexi Colpack (Franklin, N.H.), and Piirainen all doubled in the inning to bring in runs.  LeBourveau completed her first career cycle with a two-run homerun to right center.

Coulter earned her tenth victory in the circle for the Terriers, allowing one hit in three innings.  Breanna Whitmarsh (Puyallup, Wash.) and Camille Coyne (Valley Falls, N.Y.) each threw a scoreless inning of relief.

Mikaela Magnant was given the loss in 2.1 innings, allowing 13 this and 11 runs.  Woodward pitched 1.2 innings of relief, surrendering six hits and two runs.

The Terriers will take on Lyndon for a conference doubleheader on Sunday, April 22.