|Date and Time:||04/24/2008, 4:30PM|
WATERVILLE, Maine - Annie Wilson ripped a bases clearing triple in the second inning to give the Colby College softball team a 6-2 victory over Bowdoin College in New England Small College Athletic Conference East Division play Thursday at Crafts Field. The Mules moved to 9-12 overall and 3-7 in the conference, while Bowdoin falls to 22-10 and 4-6 in league play.
Colby pitcher Alyssa Crowell pitched a three-hit complete game, struck out two, and walked one in moving to 4-2 on the season. Julia Jacobs (10-6) took the loss in the circle for Bowdoin.
Alison Coleman and Clare Ronan scored Bowdoin's runs in the top of the second inning for a 2-0 lead. After Coleman struck out but got on by a passed ball, Ronan put runners at second and third with a triple. Courtney LaPierre had an RBI groundout and Ronan later scored on an error.
Christine Gillespie had an RBI single to drive in Tory Starr to cut the lead to 2-1 in the bottom of the second inning. Wilson, who had two of Colby's six hits, then had her big hit to drive in Mollie Puskar, Lizzi Fort and Gillespie.
The Mules loaded the bases in the fourth inning and got one run from Fort after Carlie Minichino was hit by a pitch. Colby closed out the scoring in the sixth when Allyson Cheever walked and scored on Minichino's double.
The Mules and Bowdoin will play a doubleheader on Friday at 3 p.m. in Brunswick.