Merrimack Uses Long Ball to Top Bentley, 6-1

Kaileigh Serafini
Kaileigh Serafini

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Senior third baseman Kaleigh Finigan (Medford) led off two innings with home runs to lead Merrimack College to a 6-1 win over Bentley University in Northeast-10 Conference Northeast Division softball at the Warrior Softball Diamond Tuesday afternoon.

Finigan's first homer ignited a four-run second for Merrimack, which completed a three-game sweep of the season series with Bentley.

Later in the inning, junior first baseman Alyssa Williamson (Scarborough, Maine) drew a bases-loaded walk and winning pitcher Haley Currie (Burlington) helped herself with a two-run single to left.

Currie also had an RBI single in the fourth before Finigan made it a 6-0 game with her homer in the fifth, her fourth of the season.

Bentley, which was the designated home team, scored its only run in the bottom of the seventh. Freshman second baseman Julie Slavin (Rocky Hill, Conn./Rocky Hill HS) had a one-out single through the left side and scored on a double to center by freshman right fielder Kaileigh Serafini (Schenectady, N.Y./Schenectady HS).

Currie finished with a five-hitter with three strikeouts. Meanwhile, the Warriors (19-8, 5-0 NE10 Northeast) supported her with a dozen hits with Currie and Finigan two of the four Merrimack players with a pair.

Bentley (6-12, 0-3 NE10 Northeast) is also on the road Wednesday with a  3:30 game at Assumption College.