Lady Mariners Crush Owls

ORONO — In the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, Mallery Stanley (Standish) picked up three hits and four RBI’s propelling MMA to a 14-3 win over the Owls from UMaine Presque Isle.

UMPI got the scoring started in the first inning, picking up an unearned run after two Lady Mariner errors. MMA responded with two runs in the second and two more in the third inning to take a 4-1 lead. The Owls responded with a run in the bottom of the third to close the gap to 4-2 before MMA erupted for 10 runs to put the game out of reach.

MMA scored five times in the 4th inning and five more times in the top of the 5th, capped off by a three run home run off the bat of Kayla Higgins (Sullivan).

The Lady Mariners cranked out 12 hits with Stanley leading the way going 3-for-4 with four RBI’s and two doubles. Casey McCloskey (Howland) added three hits to go along with two runs and two RBI’s while McKenzie Burke (Wells) had two RBI’s and two runs scored. Burke picked up her third win of the season for MMA giving up seven hits over five innings of work while striking out three batters. She improves to 3-0 on the year.

Lainey Herring (Houlton) led the Owls with two hits and two RBI’s while Brittany Humphrey (New Gloucester) collected two hits in the loss. Nicole Russell (Newcastle) took the loss giving up twelve hits and 10 earned runs over five innings while striking out three batters. The Owls were hampered by 10 errors.

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