LEWISTON, Maine — Kayla Merrill fired a two-hit shutout, striking out seven and walking one, to help Husson University of Bangor win 1-0 and earn a doubleheader split against Bates College.
The Bobcats took the first game 4-0.
In Game 2, Lyndsay Merrill provided the game’s only run with a foul sacrifice fly in the fifth. Nicole Andrade and Kayla Merrill had singled and advanced on Allie Hill’s sacrifice bunt.
Kayla Merrill doubled and singled and Haley Spiers had two singles.
Brenna Callahan doubled for Bates (5-18) to back tough-luck loser Kelsey Freedman, who spaced six hits with eight strikeouts and three walks.
In the first game, Callahan and Freedman teamed up on a seven-hit shutout. Callahan went 5⅓, allowing seven hits, and belted a two-run homer. Paige Ahlholm doubled in two runs.
Lyndsay Merrill singled twice for the Eagles behind starter and loser Alannah Healy.
Thomas sweeps UMPI
At Waterville, Emily McKenney and Nicole Ryder combined on a one-hitter, leading the Terriers to a 6-1 victory in the second game to complete a doubleheader sweep.
Thomas won the first game 9-7.
In Game 2, McKenney (2-4) allowed only one hit and an unearned run over six innings. She struck out four and walked two. Ryder worked a perfect seventh.
Lindsy Hoopingarner drove in two runs with a double and two singles for the Terriers (8-17), who received a two-run single from Korrie Larren. McKenney collected three singles and Briana Warren and Taylor Johnson each added two singles.
Danielle Smith singled for the University of Maine-Presque Isle (11-13). Sara Packard took the loss in the circle.
In the opener, Alyssa Eugley singled twice with two RBIs to pace Thomas. Warren provided a double and two singles (RBI), while Laren doubled and singled with an RBI. Starter Faith Robinson (2-5) gave up only three hits and an unearned run with five strikeouts in 4⅔ innings.
Shannon Brown delivered two runs with a pair of singles for the Owls, while Carly Bell (RBI) doubled and singled and Packard singled twice.
Thomas, UMF split
At Waterville, Jimmy Neal and Brett Elliott teamed up to pitch a six-hit shutout, helping the Beavers win 4-0 and gain a North Atlantic Conference split against the Terriers.
Thomas won the opener 3-2.
Neal (2-1) scattered five hits, struck out two and walked six in six innings before Elliott worked the seventh. Sean Cabaniss singled twice with an RBI, Dustin McCrossin hit two singles and Mark Leahy rapped a run-scoring double for the University of Maine-Farmington (15-11, 8-8 NAC).
Derek Kane doubled and singled for Thomas (13-16, 11-7 NAC) and took the loss on the mound.
In the first game, an error enabled the eventual winning run to score in the fourth for the Terriers.
Nik Beeson provided an RBI groundout while Isiah Fleming (2-1) earned the win with four innings of five-hit, two-run ball.
Nate Pushard took the loss, allowing only four hits and one earned run with five strikeouts and no walks in six innings. Grayson Beressi hit an RBI single among three hits for UMF, while Cabaniss doubled and singled and Tom Grady singled twice.
Daniel Webster 17, UMF 9
At Farmington, Anthony Cotoni racked up eight goals and three assists to carry Daniel Webster to victory.
Mike Viola tallied four goals for the winners (6-7), while Tommy Hanley provided a goal and four assists. Curtis Larade made 14 saves.
Nathan Chase scored four goals and Cameron McAllister netted three for the Beavers (0-11). Casey Wrigley contributed a goal and two assists while David Grainger had a goal and an assist. Joseph Maldonado made 11 saves.