Softball goes 3-2 on weekend

It was a big weekend for the Colby Softball team, as the women found themselves playing five games in three days. While this would have been a tall task for most teams, it proved little trouble for these Mules as they came out of the weekend with a record of 3-2.

The fireworks started on Friday afternoon, as the women won in walk-off fashion courtesy of Paige Harnett ’19. The first-year propelled the Mules past  rival Bowdoin College Polar Bears with a two-run home run in the bottom of the tenth inning to win by a score of 4-3. Harnett’s home run came after Bowdoin was able to squeak a run past pitcher Holly Lallis ’19 in the top of the tenth inning to take a brief lead.

The following day, the Mules traveled into enemy territory to play the last three games of the series with Bowdoin in Brunswick. In the first game, the women picked up right where they left off on Friday with Wiley Holton ’19 having a tremendous game. The first year pitched a complete game shutout striking out eight players. Furthermore, she hit two doubles, driving in all three of the runs for the Mules. The women easily cruised to a 3-0 victory with Holton’s efforts.

Their good fortune ran out in the second game, however, as they lost to Bowdoin by a score of 3-1. Although Colby led 1-0 after three innings, Bowdoin put three unanswered  runs across the plate over the course of the fourth and fifth innings to jump out to lead. Despite pitching a hitless final two innings, the Mules found themselves on the wrong side of the scoresheet as their bats went cold to end the contest.

On Sunday, the Mules drove to Waltham, MA to play the Brandeis College Judges. Although they lost by a score of 8-0 in five innings in the first game, they bounced back nicely in the nightcap, easily taking the second game. Captain Victoria Sansone ’16 had four RBIs in the first two innings to push the Mules out to an early lead. The women were able to take advantage of a few Brandeis errors early in the game to jump out to a 6-1 lead, before winning by a final of 7-1.

With these three wins, the softball team improved to a record of 9-13. They continue their campaign with a NESCAC game next Saturday at Trinity.

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