MMA Takes Two From Johnson

JOHNSON, Vt. — Visiting Maine Maritime Academy took a pair of North Atlantic Conference (NAC) softball games from Johnson State College on Saturday by the scores of 9-2 and 8-2. The Badgers drop to 3-5 overall and 0-2 in the NAC while MMA improves to 11-1 overall and 2-0 in the NAC.


MMA’s McKenzie Burke (Wells) struck out nine and allowed only two earned runs and one walk for a complete-game win in the opening game of the day’s twin bill. Burke also supplied a pair of hits, a run and an RBI in a 2-for-4 effort while Mallery Stanley (Standish) smacked a pair of doubles while also going 2-for-4. Kayla Higgins homered in the fifth inning to aid in her 2-for-4, two RBI day.

Johnson’s Meaghan Russ (Burlington, Vt.) pitched the complete-game for Johnson allowing 10 hits and enduring a five-error day from the defense in the loss. Desi Lacasse (Hardwick, Vt.) drove in both JSC runs with a two-run single in the second inning. Ashley Allegrini (Greenwich, Conn.) and Kayla Golfin (Castleton, Vt.) each went 2-for-4 while both Julie Gervais (Enosburg Falls, Vt.) and Brittany Lumsden (Hardwick, Vt.) both doubled in the game.


In the nightcap the Mariners Casey McCloskey (Howland) struck out 12 JSC batters and allowed just four hits to earn a complete-game win. Leah Jackson (Holden) went 2-for-4 with a run and a double while Sabrina Keach (Chesterville) went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI. McKenzie Burke (Wells) scored a pair of runs to supplement the MMA offense.

JSC’s had another tough defensive outing committing four errors that led to six unearned runs behind pitcher Julie Gervais (Enosburg Falls, Vt.). Gervais would pitch all seven innings, scatter nine hits, and strike out five in the loss. Caitlyn Mackey (St. Albans, Vt.) doubled and scored in the game while Tanya Randall (Fryeburg), Maria Lovelette (Berkshire, Vt.), and Ashley Allegrini (Greenwich, Conn.) each had singles for Johnson.

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