Husson Claims 2018 NAC Softball Title With 4-1 Win Over NEC
For the Printable Tournament Bracket - click HERE.
After forcing Game 7 in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Softball Tournament, top-seeded Husson defeated second-seeded New England College 4-1 to claim the 2018 NAC Title.
How it Happened:
Bottom of the 4th: The Eagles struck first as Tamara Aunchman (Panton, Vt.) hit a single to center field to score Madelyn Fowler (East Barre, Vt.) from second base. Then Bri Brochu (Pittston, Maine) continued the scoring as she hit an RBI-double to score Aunchman, while Chloe Gorey (Scarborough, Maine) ended the inning with an RBI-single to score Brianna Bires (Bucksport, Maine) and make it 3-0 Eagles.
Top of the 6th: The Pilgrims scored their first run of the contest as Julia D'Andrea (Greenwich, Conn.) singled to center field, scoring Destiny Helmedach (Middlefield, Conn.) and cutting the Eagles' lead to two, 3-1.
Bottom of the 6th: The Eagles responded as Brochu belted an RBI-triple to score Paige Veilleux-Adams (Winslow, Maine) and make it 4-1 Eagles.
Top of the 7th: Jen Jones (Acton, Maine) finished off the game by striking out two batters.
Brochu with three hits and two RBI.
Gorey with three hits and one RBI.
Aunchman with two hits, a run, and an RBI.
Jen Jones pitched a complete game, allowing one run on six hits, and struck out seven.
Batters: New England College
Helmedach with a run scored and a hit.
D'Andrea with a hit and an RBI.
Pitchers: New England College
Taylor Barbour (Bay Shore, N.Y) pitched six innings, allowed four runs on eleven hits, walked only one batter, and struck out six.
Jen Jones, Husson – MVP
Chloe Gorey, Husson
Bri Brochu, Husson
Olivia Smith, Husson
Chanel Welch, New England College
Shawnie Clark, New England College
Taylor Barbour, New England College
Katlyn Coulter, Thomas
Lexi Colpack, Thomas
Taylor Paquette, Castleton
Calli Van Gorden, Castleton
Husson will represent the NAC in the NCAA Division III Softball Tournament. The selection show for the tournament is on Monday, May 7, at 1:00 p.m.
2018 NAC SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Hosted by Husson University
Friday, May 4
Game 1: No. 4 Thomas 2, No. 1 Husson 0 - Boxscore
Game 2: No. 2 New England College 2, No. 3 Castleton 0 - Boxscore
Game 3: No. 1 Husson 4, No. 3 Castleton 0 - Boxscore
Game 4: No. 2 New England College 5, No. 4 Thomas 3 - Boxscore
Sunday, May 6
Game 7: No. 1 Husson 4, No. 2 New England College 1 - Boxscore