It was a very good afternoon for local area college softball teams as both UMaine and Husson notched victories on Wednesday in out of conference action.

The Maine Black Bears softball team split a double header against the Yale Bulldogs on the road on Wednesday.  Maine won by a score 4-2 in the first contest and dropped a tough battle in the second game by a 3-0 tally.  The Black Bears now find themselves with a 20-18 record overall and will get back to conference play this weekend against Hartford for three games down in West Hartford.

The Husson Eagles wrapped up their 2016 season with a victory against Bates on Senior Day.  The Eagles won by a score of 8-2 in Bangor on Wednesday afternoon and finish the season with a 12-23 record and a 7-5 conference record.

Game One:  Maine 4-2 Yale

The Black Bears scored early on against the Bulldogs from the Ivy League with four runs in the first two innings.  Freshman Meghan Royle went 2 for 4 in the contest with a run batted in and Alyssa Derrick also drove in two runs on a double.  Annie Kennedy picked up her sixth victory on the season with four and a third innings pitched, allowing two runs on seven hits.  Erin Bogdanovich earned his first save of 2016 with two and two thirds of scoreless pitching from the circle.

Game Two: Yale 3-0 Maine

Yale jumped out to an early three run lead in the bottom of the first inning and held that score for the game.  Molly Flowers received the start for the Black Bears and surrendered three earned runs from the circle.

Husson 8-2 Bates

The Eagles wrapped up the 2016 campaign with an 8 to 2 victory on Senior Day.  Husson scored in every inning except for the sixth and cruised to the win in Bangor.  Lyndsay Merrill had a perfect day from the dish with four hits, a run batted in, and three runs scored.  Casey Lopes also had a great afternoon with three hits and three RBIs in the contest.  Alannah Healy picked up the win pitching a complete game while allowing just one earned run.