Castleton, VT – Hilary Bemis went 5-for-6 and drove in six runs to lead Castleton to a sweep of Maine Maritime 9-1 (5 innings) and 10-1 (5 innings) in North Atlantic Conference softball action Saturday afternoon. With the wins Castleton improves to 11-9 overall and 5-1 in conference play. The Mariners fall to 2-14 on the season and 0-6 in NAC action. Both teams return to the diamond tomorrow afternoon (Sunday) for 12 noon doubleheaders, with Castleton hosting NAC unbeaten Husson and Maine Maritime traveling to Green Mountain.
Game One: Bemis tossed a complete-game two hitter, allowing a Kayla Higgins homerun in the second inning and a Sam Rheaume single in the third.
Game Two: Castleton plated six runs in the bottom of the first inning, four of which were unearned, and Castleton starter Tosha Whittemore twirled a complete-game two-hitter for the win. Whittemore allowed just one unearned run, while striking out eight and walking one. Nicole Poland singled and scored Maine Maritime’s lone run in the fourth inning.