BANGOR — Husson University and Thomas College of Waterville were battling to take charge of the North Atlantic Conference softball tournament Friday when their game was suspended by darkness with the score tied 8-8.
The contest in the double-elimination event resumes Saturday at noon at Husson’s O’Keefe Field.
Husson won Friday’s first game 4-3 over the University of Maine-Farmington. Thomas topped Maine Maritime Academy of Castine 4-3 in the second game and UM-Farmington beat MMA 9-3 in the first elimination game.
In the first game, Lona Sargent scored on a Brianna Webster sacrifice to tie it at 3-3 in the seventh and Dorothy Cameron followed with a single to drive home Sarah Risser from third to lift Husson. Sargent doubled and singled with two runs scored and Risser had two singles. Kody Lyon allowed just one run and struck out seven in 5 1/3 innings of relief.
McKell Barnes doubled and singled with an RBI and a run for UM-Farmington. Meaghan Donnell had two singles and a run.
In the second game, Thomas scored three runs in the first inning and added another in the fifth to earn the win. Kaymala Eells singled and drove in two runs and Samantha Moore had a single, a run and an RBI.
Leah Jackson hit an RBI double in the first for Maine Maritime. Brittany Hunt singled twice with an RBI and Sabriana Keach doubled and singled.
In the third game, Barnes hit an RBI double in the first and added a three-run home run in the sixth to power the Beavers. Lily Barry had a triple, two singles and two runs scored, Samantha Morency singled twice and Bridgit Flaherty hit a two-run single in the second.
Megan Russell singled three times and drove in a run for the Mariners. McKenzie Burke added two singles and an RBI.
UM-Farmington |110|010|0 — 3 8 2
Husson |110|000|2 — 4 6 0
Vaillancourt and Barnes; McCarty, Lyon (2) and Risser
Maine Maritime |110|001|0 — 3 10 1
Thomas |300|010|x — 4 8 2
Taylor, McCloskey (6) and Jackson; Pavento and Moore
Maine Maritime |002|000|1 — 3 7 3
UM-Farmington |131|103|x — 9 10 4
McCloskey and Jackson; Vaillanco and Barnes
(Fourth Game, suspended)
Thomas |000|040|01 — 5 5 4
Husson |030|010|01 — 5 13 1
Kennedy, Crowe (5) and Moore; McCarty, Naegelin (5), Lyon (8) and Risser
St. Joseph’s 6, Simmons 5
At Standish, Saint Joseph’s College scored five times in the fifth inning and held off a seventh-inning rally to defeat Simmons College in a Great Northeast Atlantic Conference quarterfinal.
Emily Leverone homered and singled with two RBIs for the Monks. Maria Labbe doubled and singled with two RBIs, Katelyn Call singled and drove in two runs and Alyssa Dunn hit two singles.
Annie Thompson hit two singles and scored three times for Simmons. Emily Nalband had a double and two singles and Emily Cunningham drove in two runs.
Simmons (24-13) |100|011|2 — 5 8 2
St. Joseph’s (32-8) |010|050|x — 6 10 3
Hodgkins and Nalband; Kluna and Labbe
Bates 5, Colby 0
At Waterville, Courtney Talcott hit a double, two singles and knocked in three runs to help lead Bates College of Lewiston to victory over Colby College.
Leah Maciejewski had two singles, two runs and an RBI for Bates. Lauren Dobish doubled and singled with a run scored. Caroline Gattuso earned the seven-hit shutout.
Seven players singled for Colby.
Bates (11-10) |300|000|2 — 5 10 0
Colby (9-17) |000|000|0 — 0 7 2
Gattuso and Martino; Polimeno and Santos
Castleton 4, Thomas 1
At Winkin Complex in Bangor, Tyler Erickson held Thomas College of Waterville to just one run on four hits and no walks while striking out 10 in leading Castleton State College to a North Eastern Athletic Conference playoff win.
Ryan Zielinski hit two singles and knocked in three runs for Castleton. David Brandt added two singles and two runs.
Joshua Gray hit two singles and knocked in a run for Thomas. Ben Goodall doubled and scored.
Thomas (9-8) |000|000|100 — 1 4 3
Castleton (13-4) |002|010|10x — 4 7 1
Chamblee and Charves; Erickson and Mayo
Bates 12, Colby 10
At Waterville, Rich Velotta hit a two-run double in the ninth to break the 10-all tie and lift Bates College of Lewiston over Colby College in a back-and-forth contest.
Griff Tewksbury hit a three-run home run in the third and added a double and a single for Bates. Chris BUrke hit a two-run single.
Robb Arndt hit a two-run single for Colby. Richard Newton and Mike Mastrocola both doubled.
Bates (16-14) |003|060|012 — 12
Colby (11-18) |002|020|600 — 10
Chiampa, Siebenlist (7), Spinosa (7) and Webb; Morrill, Hesslein (5), Geoghegan (5), Ladd (5), Nelson (8) and Schroeder