Colby baseball team edges Bowdoin

Posted May 06, 2011, at 9:48 p.m.

WATERVILLE — Nate Ellis singled and later scored on a wild pitch to break the 4-4 tie and lead Colby College past Bowdoin College 5-4 in baseball action Friday.

Ellis had a double, single and two RBIs to lead Colby. John Schroeder singled twice.

John Lefeber hit two singles, a home run and knocked in two runs for Bowdoin.

Bowdoin (20-12) |010|100|200 — 4 7 0

Colby (14-20) |003|000|200 — 5 6 1

Van Zant, Farley (7), Loughlin (7) and Findley; Morrill, Chandel (8) and Schroeder

USM, UMass Dartmouth split

At Gorham, Nick Grady hit a triple, four singles, scored three runs and drove in five in leading the University of Southern Maine to an 18-8 win over the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in the second game of Friday’s doubleheader.

UMass Dartmouth topped the Huskies 8-7 in the first game.

In the first game, Matt Crane homered twice with five RBIs for UMass Dartmouth. Ryan McDermott had three singles and three runs.

Forrest Chadwick tripled, doubled and scored three runs for the Huskies. David Ricker and Anthony Pisani both had a double and two singles. Tucker White tripled and singled.

In the second game, Chadwick homered and singled with four RBIs for Southern Maine. Troy Thibodeau hit two doubles, two singles and scored four runs. Mike Eaton homered, doubled and scored four runs and Jordan Berthiaume had two singles and three runs.

Matt Ryan homered again for UMass Dartmouth while Dan DeMello added a single and three RBIs.

(First Game)

UMD |001|002|041 — 8 12 0

USM |310|001|110 — 7 13 4

Pedrotti, Lavey (8) and Ryan; Ives, Stanton (7) and Berthiaume

(Second Game)

UMD (15-20) |221|100|2 — 8 11 6

USM (20-16) |001|354|5 — 18 19 0

Campbell, Contre (5), St. Mratin (7) and Ryan; Douglass, Perry (3), Stanton (7) and Berthiaume

Men’s basketball

Vols’ Harris to stay in draft

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee freshman forward Tobias Harris will remain in the NBA draft after being projected as a first-round pick.

“Want to thank all that supported me during my time at UT. Its truly been a blessing, the Lord has guided me in the greatest of ways,” Harris posted on Twitter on Friday afternoon shortly after the announcement that he would remain in the draft.

Harris was second among Volunteers with 15.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game last season. He started 33 of the 34 games he played as a freshman.

At 6-foot-8, 226-pounds, he has shown enough flexibility to play small forward, power forward and shooting guard. Draft analysts have projected him as high as the No. 16 selection.

The Dix Hills, N.Y., native was a McDonald’s high school All-American and recruited by former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl as the top forward prospect and No. 5 overall prospect in 2010.

New Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin, who played briefly in the NBA before pursuing his coaching career, said he enjoyed getting to know Harris as he went through individual workouts at Tennessee in April.

“First of all, Tobias is a wonderful young man. He had a great freshman season, but more importantly he also conducts himself in all the right ways off the court. There’s no doubt he’ll be successful,” Martin said. “He’ll always be a Tennessee Volunteer, and just like every other former player, we’re always here for him. He’s part of the family.”

His teammate, junior guard Scotty Hopson, is also expected to remain in the NBA draft. The deadline for players to decide whether to remain in the draft or return to school is Sunday.

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