Softball Completes the Weekend Sweep - Improving to 12-4 in the NAC

Softball Completes the Weekend Sweep - Improving to 12-4 in the NAC

Presque Isle, ME – The UMPI Women's Softball Team completed a sweep of Northern Vermont-Lyndon on Sunday afternoon winning two more games and taking all 4 games of the weekend series improving their record to (13 - 7 ), 11 and 4 in the North Atlantic Conference. The weekend victories put the Owls on a current 12 game winning streak with recent sweeps of UMF, Northern Vermont-Johnson and now Northern Vermont-Lyndon.

Game #1

14 -3, UMPI

The Owls scored early and often in the opening game of Sunday's doubleheader on their way to a 14 to 3 win over the Hornets. UMPI scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning as Jordan Hansen (Phillips, NE) led off with a base hit and promptly stole second base. Delanie Strout (Greene, ME) walked as Hansen stole 3rd. Hansen scored the game's 1st run on a Lyndon infield error. After a fly out, Melanee Terry (Moreno Valley, CA) walked and then Roni Shaw (Payette, ID) delivered a single scoring Strout. Anaiz Diaz (Tampa, FL) connected for a RBI double plating Terry and a 3 to 0 Owls lead.

Lyndon immediately came back in the top of the 2nd inning with 3 of their own runs tying the game with the big blow being a 3 RBI triple by M Fowler.

UMPI bounced right back in the bottom of the frame scoring 9 times. Hansen worked a walk to lead off the inning and stole 2nd base. Strout followed with a RBI single to center before Delaney Anfinson (Green Cove Springs, FL) stroked a double driving in two more Owls runners. After an infield error, Shaw reached 1st base when she was hit by a pitch, and Anfinson then scored on a wild pitch. Diaz brought in a run with a single to right field scoring Terry and then Halle Garner (Murray, UT) walked. Alyssa Merone (Dover, NH) scored Shaw with an infield single and one out later Hansen ripped a ground ball that handcuffed the Hornets 3rd baseman and 2 more UMPI runs crossed the plate. Strout added a RBI sacrifice fly to centerfield and Anfinson came to the plate for a 2nd time connecting for a RBI double and a big Owls lead. Marisaa Valdivia Reagle (Seattle, WA) added a 2 run single in the bottom of the 3rd inning to close out the scoring.

Reagle gained the win on the mound for UMPI pitching 5 innings, giving up 3 runs on 3 hits while walking 5 and striking out 4. Jayden Allinson got the loss for Lyndon allowing 13 hits while striking out 2.

Game #2

16-0, UMPI

UMPI continued the hit parade in Sunday's 2nd game with 18 base knocks while on their way to a 16 to 0 win and the weekend sweep over Northern Vermont-Lyndon. Owls pitcher Olivia Riitano (Abbot, ME) got the win on the mound throwing all 5 innings, allowing no runs, only 3 hits, walking none and striking out 4.

The Owls struck for 2 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning highlighted by a RBI single from Melanee Terry (Moreno Valley, CA). Then added 4 runs in the 2nd inning as Jordan Hansen (Phillips, NE) notched a RBI double, Delanie Strout (Greene, ME) followed with a RBI single and Terry added a 2 RBI single to put UMPI ahead 6 to 0. Hansen added a run scoring single in the bottom of the 3rd inning and Strout brought in another run on a double as the Owls pulled away for good.

Hansen, Terry and Strout each recorded 3 hits for the Owls while Shaw and Karis Dankert (Dover Foxcroft, ME) had 2 hits apiece. Hansen had 4 RBI and Terry 3.  Danilee Robinson, Ashley Hart and Marin Fowler accounted for the 3 base hits for the Hornets (2-13), 2 and 9 in the NAC.


UMPI will play next with doubleheaders on May 1st and May 2nd at home against Thomas College.