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Niemiec homers again in double header against Farmington

WATERVILLE, Maine – Wiley Holton pitched a strong complete game for the Mules in game one of Sunday's double header with University of Maine Farmington, striking out six and giving up only three runs. Colby could not generate offensive momentum, however, recording only five hits. The Mules almost scored in the third inning when Emily Dougherty followed up a Lolo Niemiec double with a single to move Niemiec to third with two outs. Colby could not drive in either runner, though, and the Mules lost game one 3-0.

Colby's bats came to life in game two. Niemiec continued her hot hitting, launching her second home run in two days to even the score at 1-1 in the fourth. The Beavers answered in the bottom half of the inning, scoring three runs of their own to take a 4-1 lead. The Mules responded in the top of the fifth. Carly Swartz catalyzed Colby's offense with an infield single and advanced to second on an opposite field single by Ashley Ketchum. After both runners advanced on a Laura Powell single, Paige Bober added an opposite field hit of her own drive in two. That would be as close as the Mules would get, however, and the Beavers secured a 7-3 win with three runs of their own in the bottom half of the fifth. Holly Lallis, Lucie Cunningham, and Wiley Holton combined to pitch for Colby.

The Mules next take on Thomas College for a double header at home at 4:00pm (EST).