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Lady SeaWolves Fall in Semifinal; Suffer loss after winning seven of last eight

By The Beacon Sports Staff

The Lady SeaWolves softball team ventured to Great Bay Community College on Saturday to participate in the Yankee Small College Conference postseason tournament. The ‘Wolves, who were seeded third, found themselves pitted against the College of Saint Joseph’s of Vermont, which was seeded second.

Over the course of the fall and spring seasons, the ‘Wolves would split their season series with St. Joe’s, winning two while losing two.

Mackenzie Ebert took to the pitcher’s circle, finishing the contest striking out three in Saturday’s action for the ‘Wolves.

The ‘Wolves would get on the scoreboard in the top off the first when Meranda Martin crossed home plate courtesy a St. Joe’s error on a ball put in play by Sara Ring. Martin earned first base as the leadoff hitter when she dropped down a bunt and advanced to second on a steal as Madison Eastman struck out swinging.

The ‘Wolves would not be able to get on the big board again and keep the St. Joe’s Saints from scoring until the third inning. The Saints would score three times in the third, twice in the fourth and twice again in the sixth inning, securing a trip to the championship game.

The Saints would take on New Hampshire Technical Institute for the crown of the YSCC and suffer a five to two loose to the YSCC champions. The ‘Wolves would only win one of four against NHTI over the course of the fall and spring season.

NHTI got to the championship game by dismantling Central Maine Community College 13 to nil in the first game of the day.

Prior to the YSCC tournament, the SeaWolves had won their last four games, as they took double-headers from Massasoit Community College (13-4, 10-7) and from Central Maine Community College (13-1, 11-1).

While the Lady SeaWolves fell short of the YSCC finals, Meranda Martin was named to the All YSCC team and Ray Magnant was named YSCC Coach of the Year.

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