BALTIMORE, Md. — The University of Maine softball team swept a weekend series on the road against the University of Maryland Baltimore County to open its America East conference season with 4-1 and 6-5 victories Saturday and a 9-4 win on Sunday.
Kali Burnham led the way offensively for Maine, going 6-for-12 with four RBIs and three runs scored, while pitcher Beth Spoehr pitched 12 1/3 innings and allowed nine hits and five runs to pick up two wins. The Black Bears are now 11-19 on the season while UMBC is 14-12.
On Sunday, Burnham had a double, a single and two RBIs. Terren Hall of Bucksport added an RBI single.
Katie Ferguson led the Retrievers with a double, a single and two RBIs.
In Saturday’s first game, Terren Hall of Bucksport hit a two-run homer in the first, her seventh of the season and 31st career homer to make her the program’s career homer leader, to lead the Black Bears to victory. Beth Spoehr (4-6) notched the win with seven innings of two-hit, one run ball while also notching three strikeouts against no walks.
Jennifer Eberhardg had two singles and an RBI while Jenny Macdowell added two singles. Kali Burnham added an RBI single.
In the second game, Burnham had a double, two singles, and an RBI in four at-bats to spark the Bears’ offense.
Kylie Sparks came on in relief in the third inning and pitched 4 ? innings of three-hit, one-run ball to earn the win. Meghan McLain had a double and a single while Jean Stevens, Brynne Davis and Cassie Hodgson each singled twice. Hodgson and Stevens also each had an RBI.
Lindsey Jenkins led off the game-winning rally for Maine with a one-out single, moved to second on a fielder’s choice, and scored the winning run from second on a fielding error in the seventh.
Ashley Scroggin paced the Retrievers with two home runs, a single, and three RBIs.
Maine (11-19) 004 003 2x — 9 7 0
UMBC (14-12) 000 004 0x — 4 9 4
Spoehr, Sparks (6) and Macdowell; Brown, Weigman (1) and Yannone
(Saturday’s first game)
Maine (9-19) 200 200 0 — 4 8 0
UMBC (14-10) 000 100 0 — 1 2 0
Spoehr (W,4-6) and Macdowell; Brown, Weigmann (3) and Bernheimer
(Saturday’s second game)
Maine (10-19) 002 030 1 — 6 13 1
UMBC (14-11) 013 001 0 — 5 7 2
Kelley, Sparks (3) and Stevens; Brown, Ferguson (5) and Bernheimer
Fisher sweeps UMF
At Lynn, Mass., Fisher College rallied to score two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning en route to victory over the University of Maine-Farmington 4-3 in the first game of a Saturday doubleheader.
The Beavers dropped the second game 3-2.
In the first game, Yano Petruzzelli drove in two runs, including the winning run in the seventh, to propel Fisher.
Brian Jenkins, Matt Levine and Josh Garneau each hit an RBI single for the Beavers.
In the second game, Kevin Michael pitched a complete game giving up two runs on four hits to earn the win for Fisher.
Ian McAlister hit two singles and knocked in a run to pace UMF.
UMF 002 000 1 — 3 6 1
Fisher 200 000 2 — 4 7 0
Gallagher, Griffiths (7), McAlister (7) and MacVane; Hashem, Hurd (7) and Alejandro
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Fisher (2-18) 101 100 x — 3 7 2
Ashey and MacVane; Michael and Remon
Bates 15, Salem State 2
At Salem, Mass., Noah Lynd posted two doubles, a single and three RBIs as Bates College cruised past Salem State University Saturday.
Karl Alexander pitched six shutout innings, giving up just three hits for the Bobcats. Gordy Webb hit two singles, a double and drove in two runs. Mike Ciummei singled twice with three RBIs while Ryan Sonberg doubled and singled with an RBI. Noah Burke and Chris Burke added two singles apiece.
Bates (5-7) 206 420 010 — 15 18 1
Salem State (4-8) 000 000 101 — 2 4 5
Alexander, Bonneau (7), Gatzogiannis (8), Baroni (9) and Simon; Padovanni, Sharp (4), Hyjek (6), Deren (7), Rainville (8), Guido (9) and Juncker
USM 13, Benedictine 6
At Auburndale, Fla., Mike Eaton and Josh Mackey combined for five hits and seven RBIs as the University of Southern Maine rolled to victory over Benedictine University Saturday.
Eaton hit a grand slam in the eighth inning, a double and a single for the Huskies. Mackey posted a double, a single and three RBIs. Forrest Chadwick had two singles, a double and an RBI while Tucker White added three singles and an RBI. David Ricker chipped in with a double, a single and an RBI.
USM (9-5) 000 431 140 — 13 15 5
Benedictine (6-6) 011 030 100 — 6 10 2
Carman, Yates (6), Powers (6), Goodrich (7), Holmes (7) and Berthiaume, Marks (9); Thompson, Palmisano (6), Grabek (8), Cottier (8) and Passini, Higgins (7)
Monks sweep NJCU
At Jersey City, NJ, Kevin Chamberlain pitched a complete game allowing one run on four hits with nine strikeouts as Saint Joseph’s College completed a weekend sweep of New Jersey City University with a 3-1 victory Sunday.
On Saturday, the Monks defeated NJCU 9-4 in the first game and 6-3 in the second.
In Saturday’s first game, Todd Keneborus and Alex Lorenc each hit three singles and drove in two runs for Saint Joseph’s. Mike Pratt tallied two singles and two RBIs while Dan Achorn added a double and a single.
In Saturday’s second game, Keneborus doubled, singled and knocked in three runs to lead the Monks. Matt Consigli and Joe Davis each chipped in with an RBI.
In Sunday’s game, Saint Joseph’s notched two runs in the ninth inning to earn the win. Chris Campbell hit two singles and drove in a run while Nate Martin and Achorn each added an RBI single. Pratt chipped in with three singles.
(Saturday’s First Game)
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New Jerey City 120 000 001 — 4 14 4
Rafferty, Neagle (8) and Lee; Maldonado, Carrasco (7), Markie (8), Delbert (9) and Ramirez
(Saturday’s Second Game)
Saint Joseph’s 210 020 10 — 6 5 1
New Jersey City 001 020 0x — 3 9 2
Roberge and Dahms; Janho, Kelly (4), Garcia (7) and
Saint Joseph’s (6-7) 000 010 002 — 3 11 3
New Jersey City (2-11) 000 010 000 — 1 4 0
Chamberlain and Lee; Rodriguez and Ramirez
Husson, Keene State split
At Bangor, Cody McInnis hit a two-run home run to highlight a four-run sixth inning as Husson University avoided the sweep with a 7-2 victory over Keene State College in the second game of a Saturday doubleheader.
The Eagles dropped the first game 4-1.
In the first game, Tyler DiPrato posted three hits and two RBIs to lead Keene State.
Chris Maguire knocked in the lone run for the Ealges in the first inning. Ethan Guerette chipped in with a double.
In the second game, Nathan Adams pitched seven innings allowing two runs on six hits to earn the win for Husson. Kyle Vanidestine posted two singles and two RBIs while Josh Gaudette added an RBI triple.
Keene State 000 101 2 – 4 9 0
Husson 100 000 0 – 1 3 0
Thiesing, Wogksch (6), Wogt (6) and DiPrato; Arsenault, Leeman (7) and Ren-nick
Keene State (10-3) 000 002 0 – 2 6 2
Husson (11-6) 011 014 x – 7 8 1
Crutcher, Pelkey (5), Perrault (6) and Bou-lay; Adams and Ververis
MMA edges Mass Maritime
PORTLAND — Senior Christopher Keiley had a hat trick to lead his Maine Maritime Academy Mariners to a 10-9 lacrosse comeback victory – their first win of the season – over Massachusetts Maritime Saturday at Fitzpatrick Stadium.
Andrew DiSalvo and Toddy Murphy each scored two goals for the 1-1 Mariner, who trailed by three goals in the fourth quarter. Maine Maritime scored five unanswered goals to start the final period. Brian Corain and Tom Houle each had a goal and an assist while Nick Lund scored a goal. Erik Milles made nine saves.
Jake Bickley scored three goals for the 1-5 Buccaneers. Ryan Linn and Will Doucette each scored two while goalies Jack Murphy and Paul Painten combined for 11 saves.