Softball Remains .500 in YSCC Standings

First-year Lauryn Fagan.
First-year Lauryn Fagan.

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine— The Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) softball team split in a Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC) round-robin play date on Saturday, Sept. 23, defeated by New Hampshire Technical Institute (NHTI) and winning over Great Bay Community College (GBCC).


Game 1: NHTI 12, SMCC 7 | Box Score
Sophomore Kristen Mackenzie (Seabrook, N.H.) earned the start for the Lady SeaWolves against a hot hitting NHTI club that had scored 16 runs in two games entering play. The right-hander tossed 3.1 innings before allowing eight runs, three earned, on 10 hits.

SMCC would score in every inning but the sixth and held a 3-1 advantage after two. The Lynx piled on five runs, on four hits and two errors in the third, to reclaim a lead they would not surrender.

First-year Meranda Martin (Richmond, Maine) provided four innings of relief work but the SMCC offense couldn't string together the big inning and suffered the five-run loss. NHTI's Brianna Whitcomb went the distance to record the win.

Sophomore Kaylah Abdul (South Berwick, Maine), first-year Sarah Ring (Wells, Maine), and Mackenzie all tallied multi-hit games.

View the photo gallery of the game HERE.


Game 2: SMCC 5, GBCC 3 | Box Score
Mackenzie was handed the ball again in game two, opposite her was GBCC's Makayla Herget.

The Herons manufactured two runs in their first at-bats. Not to be outdone, the Lady SeaWolves answered with two of their own in the bottom of the inning and would later break the tie in the third to take a 5-2 lead. The Herons managed to get one back in the fifth inning before Mackenzie closed the door on a solid pitching performance.

Martin was a perfect 4-4 at the dish with a home run from the lead-off spot. Ring also provided some pop from the middle of the lineup with two hits and two RBI.

Mackenzie picked up her first win of the season in a complete game outing, allowing just one earned run and one walk. Herget, also going the distance, suffered the loss.

View the photo gallery of the game HERE.

SMCC remains .500 at 2-2 in conference play, behind College of St. Joseph (CSJ) and NHTI—both 3-1.

The action continues when the Lady SeaWolves match up with CSJ and NHTI on Saturday, Sept. 30—this time in Portsmouth, N.H. SMCC will take the diamond at 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. in its final play-date before the fall championships on Saturday, Oct. 7 in South Portland.

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