Softball's Season Lives On With Extra Innings Victory Over Nichols In CCC Tournament Play In Game

Softball's Season Lives On With Extra Innings Victory Over Nichols In CCC Tournament Play In Game

DUDLEY, Mass. – The Nichols College softball team saw its season come to an end with a 2-0 loss in eight innings to Curry College in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) play-in game Friday afternoon at the Nichols Softball Field.

Curry junior Mikayla Lambert (Blackstone, Mass.) held the Bison to three hits over 7.2 innings of work to earn the win. She did not walk a batter and struck out four. Classmate Rebecca Black (East Greenwich, R.I.) came on to record the save, retiring junior Kendall Meehan (Danvers, Mass.) on a grounder to short with the tying runs on base to end the game.

Nichols freshman starting pitcher Alexis Ferris (Holyoke, Mass.) was nearly as good, tossing eight innings of two-run ball. She scattered nine hits, walked one, and struck out five to finish the season 13-6.
 
The Bison had runners on second and third in the fifth with two down and were unable to score. The following inning, the Colonels threatened to break the game open in the sixth when they loaded the bases with no outs before Ferris induced a strikeout, a fly out, and a force out to end the threat.
 
Junior Rachel Byrd (Hampstead, N.H.) broke the scoreless tie in the eighth with a two-out single to center to plate senior Mikayla Korona (Bellingham, Mass.) and junior Talia Forte (North Scituate, R.I.).
 
All-Time Series

The contest will mark the 56th all-time meeting between the two schools. The Colonels hold a 34-22 edge and won two of the three meetings this season, both in extra innings.

Next Games

Nichols (16-16) – season complete

Curry (16-21) – Saturday, April 29 @ Roger Williams- 1:00 p.m. (Game To Be Played At Western New England University)

(Game Recap Courtesy of Nichols College Sports Information)

 

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