FORT MYERS, Fla. - Sophomore pitcher Courtney MacFarland (Hampstead, N.H./Pinkerton) recorded her second shutout of the season Tuesday as the Plymouth State University softball team defeated Bowdoin College, 2-0, to earn a split on the afternoon. The Panthers lost their first game of the day to Western New England College, 4-1.
MacFarland scattered eight hits and two walks en route to the victory, her third of the season against no losses. She was helped by strong defense, including a pair of Panther double plays.
The Panthers scored one run in the first inning and added an insurance marker in the fourth. Junior Shauna Isham (Auburn, NH/Manchester Memorial) and freshman Jenna George (Cumberland, R.I.) did the damage for PSU at the plate, collecting two hits apiece.
Senior Steph Ganser (Fairfield, Conn.) smacked a three-run home run for WNEC to break open what was a 1-1 contest in the bottom of the fifth inning of the first game. Freshman Kat Roland (Norton, Mass./Fontbonne Academy) pitched well for PSU into the fifth before getting tagged for the loss. George went 3-for-3 at the plate and freshman Kay LaBrie (Somersworth, N.H.) added a pair of hits.
PSU, 3-4 on the Florida trip, has Wednesday off before resuming action with a pair of games Thursday, meeting Trinity College at 9:00 a.m. and Thomas College at 1:00 p.m.
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