Colby baseball team sweeps Plymouth State

Posted April 10, 2011, at 9:59 p.m.

CONCORD, N.H. — Colby College moved to 10-10 with a doubleheader sweep of Plymouth State University in college baseball action Sunday.

The Mules won the first game 3-2 and the second game 7-6.

In the first game, Robb Arndt hit a two-run single to highlight a three-run first inning for Colby. Taro Gold added an RBI single in the first. Nikolas Atsalis chipped in with two singles.

In the second game, Brendan Gallagher and Brandon Nieuw each hit a two-run double to spark the Mules. Devlin McConnell hit an RBI single while Arndt added a double.

Eastern Conn. sweeps USM

At Mansfield, Conn., Steve Cammuso registered five hits and 10 RBIs to lead Eastern Connecticut State University to a doubleheader sweep of the University of Southern Maine Saturday.

The Huskies dropped the first game 15-5 and the second game 15-8.

In the first game, the teams were tied 5-5 through five innings before Eastern Connecticut scored four runs in the sixth and six more in the seventh to force the 10-run rule.

Josh Mackey hit a two-run single for the Huskies while Brett Barrett hit a solo home run.Tucker White and Chris Bernard each chipped in with an RBI.

In the second game, the Warriors rebounded from a 3-0 deficit with a six-run third inning en route to the win.

Mike Eaton hit a home run, a triple and two singles with four RBIs to lead the Huskies. Mackey posted three singles, a double and two RBIs. Forrest Chadwick chipped in with three singles.

Bates, Bowdoin split

At Lewiston, Bates College and Bowdoin College split a NESCAC East Division doubleheader Saturday.

The Bobcats won the opener in extra innings 4-1 while the Polar Bears rebounded with a 14-9 victory in the nightcap.

In the opener, Ryan Sonberg hit a two-run single to highlight a three-run eighth inning for Bates. Noah Lynd doubled twice and scored the winning run in the eighth on a fly ball. Gordy Webb hit two singles and knocked in a run.

Adam Marquit hit an RBI single in the second inning for Bowdoin. Jordan Edgett added a double and a single.

In the nightcap, Matt Ruane hit three singles and a double with three RBIs to lead the Polar Bears. Jordan Edgett tripled and doubled with three RBIs while Brendan Garner doubled twice with three RBIs. Dan Hicks chipped in with three singles and an RBI.

Lynd paced the Bobcats with a double, a single and three RBIs. Pat Murphy singled twice with two RBIs while Chris Burke chipped in with three singles.

UMF drops three-of-four

At Castleton, Vt., the University of Maine-Farmington dropped three of its four weekend games with Castleton State College.

On Saturday, the Beavers lost the first game 14-2 before rebounding with a 5-4 win the second game. On Sunday, Castleton State topped UMF 17-1 in the first game and 2-1 in the second game.

In Saturday’s first game, Matt Eisenhuth led the Spartans’ 15-hit attack with three hits and two RBIs.

Matt Levine and Zach Keene each hit an RBI single to pace the Beavers.

In Saturday’s second game, Alex Goldrup scored the winning run for UMF on a double steal in the top of the sixth inning. Levine drove in two runs while Keene hit an RBI double. Keene added an RBI single.

In Sunday’s first game, Ryan Zielinski drove in eight runs to power Castleton State to the win.

Garneau knocked in the Beavers’ lone run on a single in the third inning. Ian McAlister singled twice while Jack MacVane doubled.

In Sunday’s second game, Seth Harrington earned the victory for the Spartans giving up six hits and one unearned run with no walks.

Patrick Wrigley hit an RBI single in the fourth inning for UMF. MacVane added a double and a single.

Monks win three-of-four

The Saint Joseph’s College baseball team was victorious in three of its four games over the weekend.

In Standish on Saturday, the Monks swept Rivier College 20-1 and 7-2. In East Providence, Rhode Island on Sunday, the Monks dropped the first game to Johnson & Wales 5-2 before winning the second game 7-0.

In Saturday’s first game, Mike Pratt posted two doubles, a single and two RBIs to lead the Monks. Alex Lorenc doubled and singled with three RBIs while Dan Achorn hit a two-run home run.

In Saturday’s second game, Keneborus led Saint Joseph’s with a home run, a double and four RBIs. Mike Pratt hit two doubles and a single with two RBIs while Achorn chipped in with a double and a single.

In Sunday’s first game, Teddy Katz went 3-for-4 with three RBIs to spark Johnson & Wales to the win.

Dan Brown led the Monks with two singles while Pratt knocked in a run.

In Sunday’s second game, Joe Gruntkosky pitched a six-hit shutout with no walks and seven strikeouts to earn the win for Saint Joseph’s. Ian Lee posted two singles, a double and two RBIs. Campbell and Pratt each added an RBI double.

Bowdoin sweeps Thomas

At Brunswick, Evan Farley pitched a two-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts and no walks as Bowdoin College completed a sweep of Thomas College with a 12-0 win in the second game of a Sunday doubleheader.

The Polar Bears edged Thomas in the first game 7-6.

In the first game, Joe Comizio tripled, doubled, singled and drove in two runs to lead Bowdoin. Brendan Garner hit a double and a single with two RBIs while Jordan Edgett hit an RBI triple.

Eric Soucy led the Terriers with a double, a single and two RBIs. Ben Goodall singled twice with two RBIs while John Charves added two singles.

In the second game, Brett Gorman hit two doubles and a triple with an RBI for the Polar Bears. Adam Marquit posted two triples, a single and an RBI. Edgett chipped in with two singles and two RBIs.

Joshua Gray and Eric Sucy each hit a single for Thomas.

Softball

Saint Joseph’s sweeps Rivier

At Standish Saturday, the Saint Joseph’s College Monks started off their Great Northeast Athletic Conference schedule with a doubleheader sweep of Rivier College, winning the first game 5-4 in eight innings and the second 6-2 on newly-dedicated Dick Bailey Field.

In the first game, the Rivier Raiders jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but the Monks would rally to win in extra innings via Connie Grovo’s two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Heather Tripp and Lindsay Moore each had two singles and scored twice. Jill Howard and Grovo also finished with two singles. Maddie Kluna allowed four hits while totaling eight strikeouts and three walks to earn the victory.

Amanda Ryan singled in the go-ahead run for the Raiders with an RBI single in the top of the eighth.

In the second game, the Monks plated two runs in the first and never looked back as Howard led the way with three singles. Rae-Marie Copan notched the win with three strikeouts, two walks, and eight hits.

Catherine Roy led Rivier with two singles and an RBI.

RIC sweeps Southern Maine

At Providence, R.I., Saturday, Rhode Island College swept a Little East Conference doubleheader with the University of Southern Maine with 9-0 and 3-2 victories.

Kayla Jandreau went 4-for-5 with four runs, a double, three singles, and a stolen base to power the host Anchorwomen past the Huskies.

In the first game, Jandreau had three singles.

Lillian Cooper of Lamoine smacked a double for the Huskies.

In the second game, Amanda Perry scored the game-winning run after leading off the bottom of the sixth inning with a single, going to second on Cristina Bailey’s single, and advancing to third on a sacrifice. She scored on a wild pitch.

Amanda Berard earned the win with five strikeouts in four innings of relief.

Katie Davis hit a two-run homer for the Huskies and Kayla Ferrara had two singles.

UMF, Lyndon State split

At Eliot Saturday, the University of Maine-Farmington Beavers earned their first win of the season with a 9-5 victory over North Atlantic Conference rival Lyndon State, but then dropped the second game 13-12 in eight innings.

Amy Jones hit three of UMF’s six home runs in the twinbill.

In the first game, Jones had two singles and a two-run homer. Kaitlyn Bartlett hit a three-run homer, a double and a single while Shannon Mitchell had a home run and a single. Emma Vaillancourt pitched a five-hitter with one walk and nine strikeouts.

Natalia Shams led Lyndon State with two singles.

In the second game, Katelyn Willey had four singles and four RBIs as seven of Lyndon’s starters drove in at least one run, the winning one of which came in the eighth off an RBI single by Willey.

Jones hit two, two-run home runs and McKell Barnes added another to power the UMF offense.

MMA sweeps Green Mountain

At Poultney, Vt., Saturday, the Maine Maritime Academy Mariners produced 17 runs on 15 hits in the first game en route to a 17-6 victory and then won the nightcap 19-2.

Leah Jackson of Holden led the way for the Mariners by hitting three home runs, driving in three runs, and scoring eight in the doubleheader.

In the first game, Mckenzie Burke had two doubles, a single, and two RBIs. Sabrina Keach had a double, two singles and three RBIs for the Mariners.

Karen Davidson had a double, two singles and three RBIs for Green Mountain.

In the second game, Shelby Bassett of Meddybemps provided plenty of offense with a home run, a double and a single along with five RBIs and three runs. She also pitched a five-hitter while striking out five batters and walking two.

Kristin Belessis singled twice for Green Mountain.

Trinity sweeps Bates

At Lewiston Saturday, Kristen Anderson and Katherine Poulos held the Bates Bobcats’ offense in check with one combined run all day as Trinity beat the Bobcats 3-1 and 6-0.

In the first game, Anderson (7-2) won a pitching duel with Caroline Gattuso of Bates by limiting the Bobcats to one run on five hits and one walk.

The Bantams scored twice in the third with back-to-back doubles by Caroline Blanchard and Karen Stoltenberg. Blanchard scored on Abigail Ostrom’s single and Stoltenberg scored on an overthrow on Ostrom’s steal of second.

Bates scored on Leah Maciejewski’s leadoff double, a sacrifice bunt, and an wild pitch in the third.

In the second game, Poulos pitched a seven-hitter and allowed three walks while notching three strikeouts. She also helped her own cause with a two-run double.

Bowdoin sweeps Colby

At Waterville Saturday, Bowdoin College got a couple of NESCAC wins at the expense of in-state rival Colby College with 4-1 and 9-5 wins on Saturday.

Kara Nilan allowed 10 hits, but stranded 11 Colby runners on base while also helping her own cause with a single, two runs and a walk. Tori DaCampo added a two-run single in the seventh.

Lindsay Peterson led off the sixth with a double and scored on Katie Graichen’s RBI single.

In the second game, Amy Hackett of Bangor hit a two-run homer, singled, and walked twice while scoring three runs for the Polar Bears. DaCampo was 3-for-3 with three singles and two RBIs. Nilan also had three singles.

Alyssa Lepore hit a three-run homer and singled for the White Mules. Graichen had two singles.

MMA, Castleton split

At Castleton, Vt., Sunday, after dropping the first game of a doubleheader 9-3, the Maine Maritime Academy Mariners came back to win the second in dramatic fashion.

Maine Maritime pitcher Casey McCloskey dueled with Castleton starter Emily Sweeney for five innings of scoreless ball before the Mariners plated one run in the sixth on a one-out infield single, another single, and a bobbled ball that allowed Sabrina Keach to rush home.

A two-run homer by Shannon Jipner in the bottom of the sixth gave Castleton a 2-1 lead and victory looked imminent after the first two MMA batters were retired in the seventh, but Megan Russell reached on an error and Brittany Hunt reached on a walk. A failed pickoff throw moved both runners up a base and Leah Jackson was intentionally walked to load the bases. Mallery Stanley then poked a single through the left side of the infield to score two runs. McCloskey (4-2) then set down the side in order to notch the win.

In the first game, Tori Fearon hit a two-run single to cap a big third inning in which 12 batters came to the plate and six of them had hits. Sarah Flore hit a two-run double as well.

Leah Jackson ripped a two-run home run in the sixth for the Mariners.

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