This past Saturday, the Mules played host to Husson University during a beautiful weekend on Mayflower Hill. Game one of the doubleheader took place at 1 p.m. and was followed by a second game at 3:30 p.m. The Mules looked to bolster their overall record and maintain their undefeated streak at home this season whereas the Eagles aimed to grab their first win of the season on the road.
Colby put up an impressive performance against Husson in game one, securing a 5–1 victory. Standout performances from the Mules offense came from Cole Palmeri `24 and Matthew Panker `23. Palmeri led the offense securing two RBIs, and Panker successfully stole two bases for the Mules. Jack Pletter `23 was solid pitching throughout the game, securing five strikeouts and only allowing one run. Matthew Scibilio `24 saw the conclusion of the game out, finishing the last inning of the game and striking out two Eagles hitters.
The second game of the doubleheader saw the Mules pick up where they left off in game one, putting in another impressive performance and securing a 7–1 victory. Colby dominated on the offensive end once again, hitting three home runs. Palmeri and Ryan Grace `25 both secured single-run home runs and Brady O’Brien `24 hit a two-run home run, with home runs contributing four of the seven points for the Mules.
On the pitching side, Joe Sylvester `26 managed to strike out four Eagles hitters. Additional relief pitching for the Mules combined for five additional strikeouts and allowed no runs over the course of the final four innings.
With the doubleheader wins this past weekend, the Mules improved to 16–7 on the season and 3–3 in the conference. Some more big games to look ahead to in the upcoming weeks for the Mules include traveling to Brunswick next Friday to take on the Bowdoin Polar Bears, and hosting the Polar Bears in a doubleheader the following day. Additionally, Colby still has to play Tufts a total of three more times, twice in a doubleheader at home on Apr. 29. The Mules have been dominant at home this season, 6–0 against all opponents when playing host. If the Mules can carry their momentum and outstanding home performances into their upcoming NESCAC matchups, they will set themselves up to be successful and enhance their conference record.
The Mules will travel down to Waltham, Massachusetts this Wednesday to take on Brandeis University at 5 pm.
~ Mason Groves `23
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