CLERMONT, Fla. – The Thomas College softball team split two games on Wednesday morning, falling in extra innings to St. Lawrence, 8-7, and defeating Washington and Jefferson, 6-2, in game two.
Game 1: St. Lawrence 8, Thomas 7 – 8 innings
Thomas struck first in the bottom of the second on a solo homerun to left center from Lauren Farina (Schenectady, N.H.). The Terriers went deep once again in the fourth on a two-run homerun from Katlyn Coulter (Jefferson, N.H.) to make it 3-0.
The Saints offense came up big in the fifth as they plated six runs on two three-run homeruns from Mylea Mann and Caitlin Syphurs. They extended their lead to 7-3 in the seventh on another solo homerun by Taylor Armijo.
The Terriers stormed back in the final frame as they pushed across four runs to knot up the game at 7-7. With two runners on, Kayla Bess (Madison, Maine) came through with a three-run homer to right center. Later on in the inning, Chiara Stone (Jensen Beach, Fla.) brought it in the tying run with a single to right field to force extras.
St. Lawrence scored the game-winning run in the eight on an RBI single from Deanna Sullivan.
Caroline Young was given the win for the Saints on the mound in two innings of relief, two hits and one run allowed.
Sydney LeBourveau (Jericho, Vt.) was given the loss for Thomas in six innings of work, allowing seven hits and seven runs (six earned).
Game 2: Thomas 6, Washington & Jefferson 2
The Terriers got on the board quickly in the bottom of the first as Stone came in on a wild pitch. In the following inning, Thomas tacked on two more runs on a two-RBI single from Lexi Colpack (Franklin, N.H.) to make it 3-0 followed by an RBI single by Katie Taylor (Lebanon, Maine) in the third.
The Presidents cut the lead down to 4-2 in the fourth on RBI singles from Taylor Andres and Meghan Staab. Thomas responded with two more runs two finish the game at 6-2 on singles by Lauren Guppy (New Sharon, Maine) and Colpack.
Coulter earned her third victory on the mound with a complete game, giving up two runs while striking out three.
Courtney Garver shouldered the loss in 1.1 innings, allowing five hits and three runs.
The Terriers will have a day off before they play again on Friday in a doubleheader against Buffalo State and Middlebury.