College Sports Roundup: Local softball teams ousted
Friday was a tough day for the locals in the Little East Conference softball tournament in Mansfield, Conn.
Eastern Connecticut scored all of its runs in its final two at-bats and went on to a 7-3 victory over Keene State. Meanwhile, Western Connecticut scored six unearned runs and beat Plymouth State, 8-2. The Panthers were then eliminated by Rhode Island College, 9-1.
In the KSC game, freshman pitcher Mariah Crisp of Greenland took a one-hit shutout into the sixth inning before Eastern rallied. The Warriors scored three runs in the sixth, then added four more in the seventh. Anna Glassman and Nicole Dupuis homered for the Owls (21-16), who were eliminated in two straight games.
Plymouth State had beaten RIC on Thursday. PSU finished 25-17.
New Haven 2, Southern New Hampshire 1: The No. 1-seeded Penmen were ousted in the semifinals of the Northeast-10 tournament at Penmen Field.
The Chargers cracked two solo homers off Ali Maloof, who went the distance for SNHU (29-15).
New Haven will play Adelphi Saturday at Penmen Field in the league title game.