CLERMONT, Fla. – The Thomas College softball team split a doubleheader on day one of their spring trip on Monday morning. The Terriers defeated Oberlin College in game one, 10-3, and fell to Carleton, 9-3, in game two.
Game 1: Thomas 10, Oberlin 3
Oberlin got on the board in the opening inning as they scored a pair on an RBI triple from Dana Goldstein and an RBI single from Emily Tucci. The Terriers answered back in the bottom half of the inning as Sydney LeBourveau (Jericho, Vt.) brought in Lauren Guppy (New Sharon, Maine). MacKenzie Oberholzer (Greencastle, Pa.) tied the game up at 2-2 as she scored LeBourveau on a sacrifice fly.
The Terriers stole the lead in the bottom of the third as Katlyn Coulter (Jefferson, N.H.) helped her cause on the mound by scoring on a wild pitch. The Yeowomen got the run back in the fifth on a Terrier miscue, plating Sandra Kibble.
Thomas pulled away in the fifth and six as they combined for seven runs. After scoring on an error, Kayla Bess (Madison, Maine) took advantage of the extended inning as she knocked a two-RBI double to right center in the fifth. The Terriers added four more runs in the sixth on an RBI double from Lexi Colpack (Franklin, N.H.), an RBI single from LeBourveau, and a two-RBI single from Oberholzer.
Coulter earned the victory on the mound for Thomas, throwing 5.1 innings while giving up four hits and three runs (two earned). LeBourveau and Camille Coyne (Valley Falls, N.Y.) combined for 1.2 innings of scoreless relief.
Kibble shouldered the loss for Oberlin in 2.1 innings, allowing three hits and three runs. Hannah Rasmussen threw three in relief, giving up seven runs (four earned).
Game 2: Carleton 9, Thomas 3
After two scoreless innings, the Terriers took advantage of a Knights error to keep the third inning alive. LeBourveau's RBI single to center field brought in Colpack to take a 1-0 lead. Carleton made it a 2-1 game in the bottom of the fourth on Sam Kile's two-RBI single.
LeBourveau came through once again in the next frame as she scored Katie Taylor (Lebanon, Maine) on a single to tie the game up at 2-2. Thomas regained the lead on the next batter as Lauren Farina (Schenectady, N.Y.) tripled down the right field line to plate LeBourveau.
The Knights offense took over in the final two innings as they brought in five runs in the fifth and two runs in the sixth.
Breanna Whitmarsh (Puyallup, Wash.) was given the loss for Thomas surrendering two hits and five runs. Haley Littlefield (Mt. Desert Island, Maine) earned a no decision, going 4.1 innings and allowing two runs.
Kile threw five innings in the victory, allowing six hits and three runs (two earned).
The Terriers will take on Clarkson and Lawrence on Tuesday, March 20.