LYNN, Mass. -- The Bates College softball team romped to a doubleheader sweep of Fisher College on Saturday in the Bobcats' first games played in the Northeast this season. The Bobcats crushed the Falcons 22-1 in five innings in Game 1, before taking Game 2 by a 16-3 score in six innings.
Bates junior Mary Lewis (Gardiner, Maine) was 9-for-10 at the plate and scored eight runs on the day (four in each game), one of many offensive highlights for the Bobcats, who evened their record at 4-4 this season. Lewis and senior Karen Ullmann (Ramsey, N.J.) both batted 5-for-5 in Game 1, with Ullmann extending her team career triples record to 12 and also driving in three runs.
Senior Lauren Dobish (Chambersburg, Pa.) went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, two runs scored and four driven in in Game 1. Dobish then extended her own Bates career doubles record in Game 2, belting three two-baggers as she went 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs. Dobish's doubles record now stands at 35.
A pair of Bates seniors had career-best offensive games in Game 1: Kiely Webster (Bethesda, Md.) went 3-for-4, scoring two runs and driving in three, and Kelsey Flaherty (South Portland, Maine) went 1-for-3 with a three-run double and scored three runs in the game. Junior AnnaMarie Martino (Plymouth, Minn.) was 2-for-4 with two runs scored.
First-year Kelsey Freedman (Falmouth, Maine) started Game 1 and went three innings for the win, allowing one run on two hits while striking out four. Freedman now stands 3-1 this season. Senior Kristen Finn (Winthrop, Mass.) shut out the Falcons, striking out over two innings before the game was halted after five.
Finn had the best day at the plate in her career in Game 2, batting 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs. Senior captain Leah Maciejewski (Tewksbury, Mass.) also went 3-for-4 in the game, scoring once and driving in a run, and senior Kelly McManus (Plymouth, N.H.) was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs.
First-year Brenna Callahan (Milton, Mass.) started Game 2 and earned her first collegiate win, going five innings and allowing three runs on three hits and two walks, striking out six Falcons. Finn pitched the last inning and walked two with two strikeouts.