UMaine collects 3 victories

Posted March 22, 2009, at 10:05 p.m.

The University of Maine softball team improved its record to 20-13 over the weekend with three victories.

At North Smithfield, R.I., on Sunday, the Black Bears earned a 12-7, 6-0 doubleheader sweep of Bryant University.

The Black Bears edged Boston College 5-4 on Saturday.

In Sunday’s first game, Terren Hall hit a three-run home run in the third inning to give the Black Bears a 4-3 lead.

Ashley Waters went 4-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored.

Cayleigh Montano earned the pitching win in relief of starter Ashley Kelley, who was lifted in the first inning after yielding three runs.

In Sunday’s second game, Alexis Souhlaris pitched a four-hit shutout with two strikeouts and one walk for Maine.

Courtney Gingrich doubled and singled with two RBIs, while Souhlaris and Terren Hall each singled twice.

In Saturday’s game, Stephanie George hit a two-run double in the third inning that proved to be the game-winner for UMaine.

Waters posted a double and a single while Hall doubled. Souhlaris went 5ª innings in relief, giving up two runs on six hits, to earn the win.

Taylor Peyton had two hits and two RBIs for Boston College.

(Sunday’s First Game)

Maine 103 223 10 — 12 14 2

Bryant 300 002 2 0 — 7 10 1

Kelley, Montano (1) and George; Houseal, Barrett (6) and Coon

(Sunday’s Second Game)

Maine (20-13) 000 310 20 — 6 10 0

Bryant (5-18) 000 000 00 — 0 4 2

Souhlaris and George; Houseal and Coon

(Saturday’s Game)

Maine 014 000 0 — 5 6 2

Boston College (9-13) 021 010 0 — 4 6 2

Balent, Souhlaris (2) and George; Peyton, Kidd (4) and Tunstall

RIC sweeps Bates

At Providence, R.I., Amanda Berard pitched three innings giving up one hit and striking out eight to earn the win as Rhode Island College topped Bates 3-2 in the first game of a Saturday doubleheader.

Bates dropped the second game 10-2.

In the first game, Amanda Perry drove in two runs to spark Rhode Island College to the win. Monica Berube hit a double and a single for Bates.

In the second game, Amy Jackman had two hits and two RBIs to lead RIC.

Leah Citrin and Lauren Dobish each had a hit and an RBI for the Bobcats.

(First Game)

Bates 001 100 0 — 2 5 1

RIC 010 011 x — 3 7 1

Cullen, Finn (5) and Maciejewski; Neece, Berard (5) and Jandreau

(Second Game)

Bates (2-6) 000 20 — 2 3 1

RIC (10-2) 113 14 — 10 8 0

Knobel, Finn (3), Cullen (5) and Maciejewski; Deveines, Berard (5) and Kostenblatt

USM goes 1-2

At Clermont, Fla., Alexandra Perdomo hit a two-run home run to help the University of Southern Maine beat D’Youville College 9-6 for its first win of the season.

On Saturday, USM fell to Babson 6-3 and then to Buffalo State 7-3.

In Saturday’s first game, Nicole Lantini doubled twice and singled for Babson. Laura Leger led Southern Maine of Gorham with three singles and two RBIs, while Lauren DiCecco doubled and singled.

In the second game, Alexandra Perdomo singled twice for USM.

(Sunday’s Game)

Southern Maine (1-6) 030 130 2 — 9 16 3

D’Youville 012 010 2 — 6 15 5

Perdomo, Jacobs (7) and Dixon; Nortan and Shank

(Saturday’s First Game)

Southern Maine 000 021 0 — 3 7 3

Babson (8-5) 040 020 x — 6 8 2

Derouche and Dixon; Lisak and Lantini

(Saturday’s Second Game)

Southern Maine 001 002 0 — 3 8 4

Buffalo State (1-0) 110 401 x — 7 11 2

Perdomo and Dixon; Frieling and Goff

Emerson sweeps Saint Joseph’s

At Boston on Saturday, Emerson College earned a 6-3, 5-3 doubleheader sweep of Saint Joseph’s of Standish.

Emily Leverone went 5-for-7 with two runs scored for Saint Joseph’s, while Christie Wezowicz and Kiara Walsh absorbed the pitching losses despite yielding just one earned run each.

(First Game)

Saint Joseph’s 002 200 0 — 3 8 1

Emerson 600 000 x — 6 9 0

Walsh and Neff; Tuthill, Murray (4) and Wood

(Second Game)

Saint Joseph’s (6-6) 110 100 0 — 3 6 1

Emerson (8-4) 103 100 x — 5 8 3

Wezowicz and Howard, McInnis (6); Murray, Tuthill (4) and Wood

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