Nighthawks Split Pair with Maine-Farmington on Sunday

Nighthawks Split Pair with Maine-Farmington on Sunday

GAME ONE: Newbury 11 - Maine-Farmington 10

BANGOR, Maine - Trailing 10-6 entering the bottom of the seventh, the Nighthawks stormed back, winning the game 11-10 on a walk-off error to defeat the UMaine-Farmington Beavers on Sunday morning from Eagles Turf Field in non-conference play.

Nighthawks junior Noelle Sass (Randolph, Mass.) batted 3-for-3 including a pair of triples, becoming the third Nighthawk in program history to record two triples in a game. Junior Alina Milauskas (Elkridge, Md.) batted 1-for-4 with two RBIs. Junior Tina Babcock (Ayer, Mass.) finished 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.

Beavers freshman Leah Stevens (Ellsworth, Maine) batted 3-for-5, all singles and a pair of runs scored. Senior Margaret Fogarty (Auburn, Maine) batted 2-for-3 with three RBIs.

The Nighthawks five-run, seventh inning rally came with two outs. With two in scoring position, Nighthawks junior Alexis Vieira (Pawtucket, R.I.) singled to right and scoring a pair to cut the deficit to 10-8. Following a single and walk to reload the bases, Babcock doubled to left, knocking in a pair of runs to tie the game 10-10.

Two batters later, Milauskas stepped in and reach via an error that scored the game-winning run for the 11-10 comeback win.

Nighthawks sophomore Mallory Stefan (Thornton, Colo.) picks up the win in her relief effort, improving to 4-6. Beavers junior Kailyn Hill (Lisbon, Maine) takes the loss in 6.2 innings, falling to 1-4.

With the three-hit game, Sass moves to fourth on the all-time hit list in Nighthawks history with 118 career hits.

 

GAME TWO: Maine-Farmington 7 - Newbury 1

BANGOR, Maine - Beavers senior Margaret Fogarty (Auburn, Maine) batted 3-for-4 with three RBIs, leading the Maine-Farmington Beavers to a 7-1 win over the Newbury Nighthawks, earning a split of Sunday's doubleheader.

Beavers freshman Leah Stevens (Ellsworth, Maine) batted 1-for-3 with three runs scored. Freshman Kayleigh Oberg (Winthrop, Maine) went 1-for-1 with a pair of RBIs.

Nighthawks sophomore Mallory Stefan (Thornton, Colo.) batted 3-for-4 with a run scored. Senior Samantha Libby (New Gloucester, Maine) batted 2-for-2, both singles, and freshman Elizabeth Duanys (Worcester, Mass.) batted 2-for-3.

Farmington was out in front early, tacking three runs on the board in the top of the first.

Leading 1-0, Fogarty hit a two-run double to left-center, giving the Beavers a 3-0 lead.

Now leading 4-1, the Beavers added three more in the fourth thanks to a wild pitch, sacrifice fly, and RBI single to lead 7-1.

Beavers sophomore Brianna McGrath (Lyman, Maine) gets the win, pitching a complete game allowing one run on seven hits. McGrath improves to 1-2 this season.

Stefan took the loss for the Nighthawks, allowing seven runs on seven hits while falling to 4-7 this season.

Newbury returns to play on Friday with a doubleheader at Mount Ida starting at 3:00 p.m.