BANGOR — The University of Maine at Farmington softball team’s run at the North Atlantic Conference tournament ended Friday at Husson University.

The third-seeded Beavers (19-11) defeated fifth-seeded Morrisville State 10-2 in six innings Friday morning in a losers bracket matchup, but lost 6-5 to sixth-seeded Thomas College later in the day. It was the Beavers’ second loss to the Terriers in two days in the double-elimination tournament.

UMaine-Farmington’s morning victory was its first postseason win since 2011.

In Game 1 against the Mustangs (15-19), Christa Allen, Jojo Daigneault, and Lewiston graduate Bella Miller each had two hits. Allen and Maddie Pike both had a double. Allen, an Oxford Hills graduate, finished with two RBIs, while Abby Wrinn, Grace Pratt, Jessica Dow, Emily Collins, Pike and Miller each drove a run in.

Melissa Mayo went five innings for UMF, allowing two runs on five, walked one, and struck out six. Rita Benoit pitched an inning in relief and allowed two hits.

Sophie Keehle and Celeste Baldwin both drove in a run for Morrisville State.


Emily Rock paced the Terriers (10-22) in Game 2, with three hits and three RBIs, including the game-winning single with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to score older sister Maddie Rock for the walk-off win.

Kayla Duhaime had a solo home run to give Thomas a 5-4 lead in the sixth, while Leah Pickering tripled and drove in a run. Monmouth’s Brooklyn Federico doubled and singled. She also drove in a run in the win.

Allen homered for UMF and had two RBIs. Dow doubled and singled while driving in a run. Pratt brought home two runs, including the game-tying run in the top of the seventh.

Jennie Whitten got the start for Thomas, going six innings, allowing seven hits, one earned run, walking one and had two strikeouts. Megan Oberholzer pitched the seventh, allowing one unearned run on one hit, and picked up the win.

Mayo went 5 1/3 innings, allowing five runs on eight hits and two walks, fanning four batters. Benoit pitched 1 1/3 innings of relief, allowing three hits and one run.

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