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Hornet softball closes season with doubleheader at UMaine-Farmington

Hornet softball closes season with doubleheader at UMaine-Farmington

Farmington, ME - The curtain came down on the Northern Vermont University-Lyndon softball season on Sunday afternoon.  Unfortunately for the Hornets, they were unable to get anything going on offense and dropped both ends of their North Atlantic Conference doubleheader to the University of Maine at Farmington, 21-0 and 10-0.  The Beavers improve to 14-15 overall and 6-4 in the NAC, while the Hornets close their campaign at 4-22, 0-12 in conference.

Game 1 - UMaine-Farmington 21, NVU-Lyndon 0

UMF pitcher Brianna McGrath was the story of the opener, as she recorded a perfect game, facing the minimum 15 batters and striking out nine.  The Beavers also got the bats working, pounding out 23 hits in producing their 21 runs.  Kayleigh Oberg was the hitting star, going four for four with two triples and two doubles and driving in six runs.  Makayla Wilson, Bailey Robbins, and Alyssa Dillan added three hits apiece.  Amber Roberts (Berlin, NH) started and took the loss for the Hornets.

Game 2 - UMaine-Farmington 10, NVU-Lyndon 0

The Hornets were able to threaten in the nightcap, but weren't able to put any runs on the board.  Emma Moore (Hillsborough, NH) became Lyndon's first baserunner of the afternoon with a two-out double in the top of the first inning but she was stranded there.  Moore singled to lead off the fourth, and Roberts added a two-out single, but again the Hornets couldn't capitalize.  Cecilia Chamul's (Concord, VT) fifth inning single was the only other Lyndon hit off of UMF starter Kailyn Hill.

Hill went the distance and struck out six to get the win.  She got plenty of run support, highlighted by Hayley Holt's two run home run.  Robbins had a single and a double, while Justice Merrill added a pair of base hits.  Moore pitched game two for the Hornets and absorbed the loss.