By Marc Meyers
FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington softball team downed Castleton State College 5-4, 4-1 in North Atlantic Conference competition today at Hippach Field.
The Beavers finished their regular season at 14-11 overall and 10-4 in the NAC. The Spartans completed regular season at 13-17 (7-7). The NAC playoff seedings are scheduled to be released Monday.
In the opener, Samantha Morency (Lewiston, ME) clubbed a two-run double in the fifth inning to lift the Beavers to the 5-4 victory.
With Farmington down 5-4 after four innings, Erin Porter (Bangor, ME) singled and Shannon Mitchell (Portsmouth, NH) walked before Morency laced a two-bagger into the right-center gap for the winning hit.
Mitchell finished with a single and a triple with an RBI in the win, while Meaghan Donnell (Rochester, NH) rapped a two-run base hit in the second inning.
Liz Bergeron (Milford, ME) grabbed the pitching victory with six hits scattered in the complete game, a walk and eight strikeouts.
Alicia Zraunig (Greenfield, MA) stroked a pair of doubles and drove in two runs for Castleton, while Lydia McPherson (Deerfield, NH) had a two-run single and Sarah Flore (Springfield, VT) collected two hits.
Hillary Bemis (Crown Point, NY) went the distance for Castleton with seven hits allowed, three walks and six strikeouts.
In the second game, Mckell Barnes (Durham, ME) slugged a three-run home run and an RBI single to lead Farmington to the 4-1 win.
Barnes was 3 for 3 in the contest with Porter adding a pair of singles.
Jess Timmreck (Brunswick, ME) took the victory, going the distance with six hits allowed and four strikeouts.
Bridget Dusha (Greenwich, NY) and Amanda Gerstenmaier (Randolph, VT) each rapped a pair of singles with Zraunig driving in the lone Castleton run with a single.
Bemis was hit with the loss with eight hits allowed, two free passes and two strikeouts over five innings.