McCloskey Shuts Out Falcons



ORONO — In Friday’s nightcap, freshman pitcher Casey McCloskey (Howland) threw a four hit shutout while striking out ten, collecting her first collegiate win. Sophomore Kayla Higgins (Sullivan)  added a two run home run to help lead the offense.

The Lady Mariners jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning after collecting a walk and four singles. Brittany Hunt (Hickory, NC) led off the inning with a walk and was followed up with singles by Megan Russell (Peru) and Nicole Poland (Damariscotta), which loaded the bases. Mallery Stanley (Standish) proceeded to single, driving in two runs, and giving MMA the 2-0 lead. Leah Jackson (Dedham) continued the hit parade singling in Poland while moving Stanley to third base giving MMA the 3-0 advantage. Stanley scored the last run of the inning on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Hannah Seamans.

MMA tacked on their fifth run of the game in the second inning when Casey McCloskey (Howland) reached on an error and then swiped third base and into scoring position. McCloskey was then driven in by Hunt, pushing the lead to 5-0. MMA added their last two runs of the game when Higgins hit her first homerun of 2010 driving in Poland.

MMA collected seven hits for the game and was led by Higgins and Stanley who collected two RBI’s apiece. Fisher mustered just four hits including a double by Brittany Calderon. Mika Wilson (Chelsea) took the loss for the Falcons.

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