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College Roundup: St. A, SNHU to meet Friday in NCAA softball regional

May 10. 2018 11:30PM
St. Anselm players celebrate their 3-2 win over Merrimack College following Thursday's game in Goffstown. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)

The St. Anselm College and Southern New Hampshire University softball teams are set to meet once again after both clubs won in Thursday’s NCAA East Regional action at St. Anselm. The second-seeded Hawks downed Merrimack 3-2 while the third-seeded Penmen followed with a 3-2 triumph over Pace.

The wins set the stage for St. Anselm and SNHU to face off in today’s winners’ bracket game at 11 a.m. in Goffstown.

Megan Murrell’s RBI single in the fifth inning brought home the go-ahead run for the Hawks, who had reliever Morgan Perry strike out the side in her two innings of relief to close the victory. Rochester’s Shannon Colson had two-run double to cover the rest of St. Anselm’s scoring.

The Penmen went down to the wire in their game as well, needing two runs in the seventh to walk off with the win. Milford’s Erin Tyrell scored on a throwing error to tie the game before Maddy Barone hit a sacrifice fly to win the game.

Candia’s Sarah Lavallee hit a solo homer for the Penmen and tossed six innings of one-run ball while taking a no-decision. Barone pitched a clean inning in the seventh for the win.


New Haven 5, SNHU 3: In Hooksett, the Penmen had the tying run at the plate in the ninth inning but failed to convert while falling in the Northeast-10 Conference tournament. SNHU carried a 2-0 lead into the fifth before New Haven posted its runs with one in the fifth and four in the sixth. Bow’s Tom Blandini went 2-for-5 with two RBIs for SNHU while Taylor Olmstead came away with two hits and an RBI.

The Penmen will play an elimination game today at 11 a.m. against Le Moyne.

UMass Dartmouth 8, Plymouth State 3: In Plymouth, the Corsairs put up the first six runs of the game on the way to eliminating the Panthers from the Little East Conference tournament. Berlin’s Ryan Richard had two hits and Londonderry’s Geoff Kayo produced three RBIs for PSU.

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