St. Joseph’s baseball team sweeps Thomas

Posted April 12, 2011, at 9:51 p.m.

STANDISH — Chad Rafferty pitched a one-hitter with nine strikeouts to earn the win as Saint Joseph’s College topped Thomas College 1-0 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Tuesday.

The Monks defeated the Terriers in the second game 2-1.

In the first game, Alex Lorenc’s RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning knocked the winning run for Saint Joseph’s. Lorenc led the team with two singles.

Jeff Richardson singled for Thomas’ lone hit.

In the second game, Alex Markakis drove in the winning run for the Monks on a single in the bottom of the sixth. Markakis also scored the first run on a fielding error in the second inning. Chris Campbell and Dan Brown each hit a double.

Rob Nutter led the Terriers with two singles and a double. Richardson hit an RBI single while Cody Vigue added a double.

(First Game)

Thomas 000 000 0 — 0 1 0

St. Joseph’s 000 001 x — 1 4 1

Chamblee and Charves; Rafferty and Lorenc

(Second Game)

Thomas (7-16) 000 010 0 — 1 7 1

St. Joseph’s (16-9) 010 001 x — 2 7 0

Sucy and Livingston; Roberge, Devereaux (7) and Dahms

Softball

Colby sweeps MMA

At Waterville, Lauren Becker tossed a three-hit shutout as Colby College defeated Maine Maritime Academy 1-0 in the second game of a doubleheader.

The Mules won the first game 3-2.

In the first game, Barbara Santos hit three singles and drove in two runs, including the winning run in the fifth inning for Colby.

Leah Jackson and McKenzie Burke each hit a solo home run in the fourth inning for the Mariners.

In the second game, Katie Graichen notched the only run of the game after she singled and later scored on a fielder’s choice in the fifth. Becker chipped in with a double.

(First Game)

MMA 000 200 0 — 2 7 3

Colby 002 010 x — 3 8 1

Basset and Jackson; Polimeno and Santos

(Second Game)

MMA (10-5) 000 000 0 — 0 3 1

Colby (5-10) 000 010 x — 1 7 0

Men’s basketball

UCLA’s Lee leaving for draft

LOS ANGELES — UCLA guard Malcolm Lee is leaving school to enter the NBA draft and he plans to hire an agent, ensuring he won’t be eligible to return for his senior season.

Lee said Tuesday that he is immediately withdrawing from school.

He averaged 13.1 points, second-best on the team, along with 3.1 rebounds this season. He was voted first-team All-Pac-10 and to the league’s All-Defensive team.

Lee shot 44 percent from the field, 29 percent from 3-point range and 78 percent from the line.

He joins sophomore forward Tyler Honeycutt in declaring for the draft, continuing a trend at UCLA in which 10 players have been drafted in the last seven years of coach Ben Howland’s tenure.

“It’s a really tough time for these kids to be coming out this year in terms of the lockout looming and how it affects the draft,” Howland said.

He said Lee has been projected as a second-round pick. Lee had knee surgery three weeks ago and with the possibility of a lockout and his projected second-round status, Howland said he told Lee and his family that he should return to school.

“I thought that would have been in his best interests,” Howland said. “Malcolm knows he’s a good player and he really wants to take this step now and I have to respect that.

“I think he’s going to make it eventually. I’m just hoping this works out for him.”

Howland said Lee plans to move to Las Vegas and begin his pre-draft workouts as he rehabs his knee.

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