How it Happened
Maine scored three unearned runs after two outs were recorded in the top of the first inning and never let up from there, beating Rhode Island 9-0 in the first game of a non-conference doubleheader Wednesday.
The Black Bears (11-11) loaded the bases with three walks, and then an error on a ground ball to third base allowed the first run of the game to come in. Felicia Lennon followed with a two-run single down the line in left field brought in two more runs as all three batters who walked scored. Maine steadily built its lead, scoring two runs in the third, fourth and seventh innings.
Rhode Island (9-13) had its best scoring chance in the bottom of the fourth inning when Lauren Klepchick drew a one-out walk and Taylor Archer followed with a double to put two runners in scoring position. A strikeout and flyout ended the threat. Rhody again had two runners in scoring position in the sixth, but it was unable to get any runs across.
Inside the Box Score:
- Taylor Archer had two of Rhode Island's five hits, knocking her second double of the season in the fourth and a single in the sixth.
- Ali Summers singled once and walked once.
- Danielle Gariglio and Paige Julich each singled once.
- Lauren Klepchick was hit by a pitch and walked.
- Maine starter Molly Flowers (7-5) went five scoreless innings, allowing just three hits.
Stat of the Game
9 – Rhode Island left nine runners on base, including five left in scoring position.