CLERMONT, Fla. -- Kathleen Mason (pictured) drove in three runs and Katie McLaughlin had three hits for the Colby College softball team in a 7-5 win over St. Lawrence University in the first game of a doubleheader Monday.
The Mules (2-2 overall) broke a 2-2 tie with five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning of the opener. Colby then held on as the Saints scored two in the sixth and one in the seventh.
The Mules had 11 hits and six walks in the first game. Robin Spofford continued her hot hitting with two hits and two runs. Spofford leads the Mules after four games with a .538 batting average and five runs scored.
The Saints took a 2-0 lead heading into the bottom of the third inning. Spofford led off with a bunt single and moved to second when Skylar Labbe reached on an error by the pitcher. With two outs and the runners on second and third, Mason doubled to right field to score both runs and tie the game. Mason is batting .462.
After a second Colby out in the fourth, the Mules received straight hits to go ahead for good. Holton had a two-run single to center field, Farnkoff doubled through the left side to bring home Holton and Spofford, and Mason drove in her third run with a single to center.
St. Lawrence scored six runs in the first two innings and added seven runs in the fourth.
Spofford, Ella Hommeyer, Farnkoff, and Carly Swartz had hits in the second game for Colby. Paige Hartnett and Farnkoff scored runs in the top of the fourth.