Softball falls in local rival game with Thomas

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Lolo Niemiec (pictured) had two hits and scored a run for the Colby College softball team, but the Mules fell 5-2 to local rival Thomas College on Tuesday at the Colby Softball Complex.

Thomas College lead-off hitter Lexi Colpack was on base four times in five plate appearances to lead the Terriers.
Colpack had three hits, drove in two runs, scored, and walked for the Terriers (10-11 overall). Anna Piirainen added two hits, walked, and scored a run. Lauren Guppy and Kayla Bess both had one hit and one run scored, while Katlyn Coulter and Katie Taylor had one hit and one RBI. Lauren Farina scored and drove in a run.
Kathleen Mason had one hit and drove in a run. Mule pitcher Julia Saul scored the other run and had a walk.
The Terriers got a two-out double from Colpack to score twice in the second inning. Bess singled and moved to second on a sacrifice by Julia Nadeau. After a a single by Guppy and then the second out, Colpack smacked her double to bring home both runners.
Thomas added a lone run in the third inning on an unearned run. Farina walked earlier in the inning and came home on Katie Taylor's single.
The Mules (1-15 overall) manufactured two runs in the bottom of the fourth to cut the margin to 3-2. Saul walked to start the inning and moved to second on Niemiec's single. Paige Hartnett moved both runners up a base with a sacrifice bunt and Mason followed with an RBI single. Niemiec also scored on the play thanks to a Thomas error.
The Terriers added the final two runs of the game in the sixth inning.