Softball Captures Nightcap in Extras Against Nichols To Earn Split

Softball Captures Nightcap in Extras Against Nichols To Earn Split

DUDLEY, Mass. – The Curry College softball team split its Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) doubleheader with Nichols College Friday afternoon at the Nichols Softball Field.

Game One: Nichols 9, Curry 1 (5 innings)

Senior Kendall Meehan drove in three runs and both senior Courtney Manarky and sophomore Cara Mayhew plated a pair as the Bison scored six times in the second and rolled to a game one win.

Following run-scoring hits from Manarky, senior Kasey Ayer, and junior Callie Andrews, Meehan's three-run triple to right field blew the game open. That was more than enough run support for sophomore starter Alexis Ferris, who struck out five in five innings of work for her seventh win of the season.

Senior Kevi Oatway went 2-for-2 for the Colonels.

Game Two: Curry 2, Nichols 1 (8 innings)

The game remained scoreless until the eighth, when Oatway belted a two-run home run off Ferris. The Bison got one back in the bottom of the frame when junior Jessica Kuelling doubled home sophomore Taylor Commesso. Kuelling advanced to third on a sac bunt from Ayer, but the Bison were not able to get her home.

Freshman Shannon Morin started for Nichols and tossed four-plus shutout innings, striking out two before being lifted for Ferris in the fifth. Ferris surrendered two hits and fanned four in the loss.

Senior Rebecca Black earned the win for the Colonels, allowing three hits and one run while striking out three in eight innings of work. The win was her third of the season.

Curry will next play on Saturday at Roger Williams in a doubleheader beginning at 1:00 p.m. Nichols returns to the field on Saturday at the University of New England for a double-dip starting at noon.  

(Game Recap Courtesy of Nichols College Sports Information)