GORHAM — Lily Cooper hit a two-run single in the sixth inning Wednesday as the University of Southern Maine rallied for a 7-6 victory against Bates and a sweep of their nonconference softball doubleheader.
The Huskies won the opener, 1-0.
Bates (3-12) took a 5-0 lead in the second game with Brenna Callahan driving in runs in the second and third innings. The Huskies (14-15) scored four runs in the bottom of the third to narrow the lead, with Kristen Duross providing a two-run double.
Callahan drove in her third run of the game with a single to the right side, giving Bates a 6-4 lead in the top of the fifth.
Stefanie Stockwell got the win, allowing five earned runs on nine hits and four walks. Callahan took the loss, allowing four earned runs on nine hits, striking out six.
Freshman Desiree Benner pitched the shutout in the opener, giving up five hits and three walks with three strikeouts. Stockwell provided the run with a single up the middle in the bottom of the third, bringing home Samantha Crosman, who hit a two-out double.
SOUTHERN MAINE CC SWEEPS ESSEX CC: Southern Maine Community College (5-9) posted a pair of four-inning mercy-rule wins, 13-2 and 15-3, over Essex Community College at South Portland.
Charlotte Lewis struck out seven of the 17 batters she faced in the opener, when the Seawolves led 13-0 after two innings. Kathryn Gilio hit a grand slam in the second and Anna Allard added a three-run triple.
In the second game, Allard led off the game with a double, followed by a single from Lewis. Gilio brought both home with a single. The Seawolves added three runs in the first and eight in the second. Michela Desjardins and Lewis both went 3 for 3; Desjardins finished with three RBI and Lewis had two.
HUSSON 6, BOWDOIN 5: Husson (13-9) scored six unearned runs to beat Bowdoin (13-9-1) at Brunswick.
The Polar Bears took a 4-0 lead with a run in the first and three in the second. A wild pitch and two throwing errors allowed the Eagles to score two in the third, and two more errors and a hit batter allowed Husson to score four in the sixth for a 6-4 lead.
PLYMOUTH STATE 11, SOUTHERN MAINE 7: Chris Annunciata scored three goals as Plymouth State (7-3, 2-2 Little East) downed Southern Maine (2-10, 0-4) at Gorham.
The Huskies, who got four goals from Austin Watts and two from Burleigh Desjardins, trailed by two goals or fewer for most of the game, but the Panthers added four in the final quarter.
Southern Maine goalie Ryan Jurgelevich made 15 saves on 26 shots. Jesse Kutz had nine saves on 16 shots for Plymouth.
EMMANUEL 8, ST. JOSEPH’S 3: Emmanuel (11-3, 9-0 Great Northern Athletic) held St. Joseph’s (5-7, 4-5) scoreless in the fourth quarter at Portland.
Michael Rogers led Emmanuel with three goals. Jake Riccardi supplied two of the Monks’ three scores and assisted on the third.
Ethan Rettew of St. Joseph’s stopped 16 of 24 shots.