STANDISH — Saint Joseph’s College scored three times in the fifth inning and twice more in the sixth to overcome a 2-0 deficit and beat Husson University Sunday 5-2 in a non-conference softball game and an NCAA Tourney tuneup for both teams.
GNAC champ St. Joe’s and NAC champ Husson will learn their NCAA seedings Monday for the Division III tourney, which begins Wednesday.
Alyssa Dunn doubled, singled and drove in two runs for the Monks. Emily Leverone singled with two RBIs and Danyelle Shufelt added a single and two runs scored.
Kara Poirier doubled and knocked in a run for the Eagles. Sarah Risser doubled and scored and Courtney Hill singled and scored a run.
Husson (25-17) |100|100|0 — 2 5 0
St. Joseph’s (35-8) |000|032|x — 5 8 1
Naegelin, McCarty (2) and Risser; Kluna, Walsh (5), Vannah (6), Copan (7) and Labbe
Castleton 18, Husson 6
At Castleton, Vt., top-seeded Castleton State College jumped out to a 16-1 lead after three quarters and cruised past No. 2 Husson University of Bangor to win its second-straight North Atlantic Conference championship Saturday.
Alex Green scored five goals and assisted another for 12-6 Castleton. Phil Patterson had three goals, Brian McCarthy had two goals and four assists, Sam Bailey added two goals and two assists and Nohea King scored twice. Adam Groot, Derek Riley, David Whitlock and Will Stuhler scored single goals.
Ben Landry scored four times to lead 8-10 Husson. Mitch Heaps and Tony Diaz also scored while Matt Sweeney assisted a Landry goal.
Dave DeGhetto and Tom Manley combined to saved 11 of 17 shots for Castleton. John Hooper and Eric Lund tallied 12 saves off 30 shots.
So. Maine 5, Bates 4
At Lewiston, the University of Southern Maine of Gorham held off a Bates College charge to earn a rain-shortened victory Saturday.
Mike Eaton hit two doubles and scored a run to pace the Huskies. Forrest Chadwick had two singles and two RBIs, Tucker White singled twice with an RBI and David Ricker doubled and scored.
Mike Ciummei led Bates with two singles and two RBIs.
USM (21-16) |031|100|0 — 5 10 1
Bates (18-15) |000|202|0 — 4 5 0
Carman, Veilleux (5), Holmes (6), Eaton (7) and Marks; Lynd, Spinosa (4) and Webb
Amherst 13, So. Maine 5
At Gorham, Amherst College blew open a 4-3 game with eight runs in the seventh inning to beat the University of Southern Maine Sunday.
Amherst’s Nolan Stewart homered and singled for two RBIs and Mike Samela added four singles, four RBIs and two runs.
Tucker White doubled and singled to drive in three runs to lead the Huskies. Nick Grady had a double, single and two runs.
Amherst (24-7) |202|000|810 — 13 15 1
USM (21-17) |000|002|020 — 5 11 4
Healy, Cahill (8), Saunder (9) and Samela; Yates, Humphrey (5), Hamilton (7), Goodrich (7), Curran (8), Nutter (9) and Berthiaume, Marks (8)
Bowdoin sweeps Middlebury
At Brunswick, Bowdoin College scored 11 times in the second inning to pull away to victory over Middlebury College 16-7 in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader.
Bowdoin also won the first game 7-2.
In the first game, Brett Gorman doubled, singled and drove in four runs for the Polar Bears. John Lefeber doubled and singled with two RBIs while Matt Ruane and Brendan Garner both scored two runs. Christian Martin struck out six with two runs in seven innings.
In the second game, Tim McGarry had a single, triple and four RBIs to power Bowdoin. Ruane had two singles and three runs, Garner doubled and singled with two RBIs and Kyle LeBlanc homered and singled with two RBIs and three runs scored.
Zach Roeder doubled and singled with one RBI for Middlebury.
Middlebury |001|000|1 — 2 5 1
Bowdoin |101|104|x — 7 6 1
Wiet, Scott (6) and Roeder; Martin and Findley
Middlebury (14-13) |100|005|1 — 7 10 1
Bowdoin (22-12) |2(11)0|300|x — 16 14 2
Popkowski, Dittrich (2), Vanduym (2), Dyer (6) and Roeder, Lind (6); Higgins, Abels (6), Fischweicher (7) and Comizio, Taylor (4)
St. Joseph’s 1, Bowdoin 0
At Brunswick, Chad Rafferty scattered eight hits and a walk while striking out eight in leading Saint Joseph’s College of Standish to a shutout over Bowdoin College Sunday.
St. Joseph’s Ian Lee singled home Todd Keneborus in the sixth for the game’s lone run. Mike Pratt doubled and singled with Lee and Keneborus both adding two singles.
John Lefeber allowed just one run, seven hits and two walks through seven innings for the Polar Bears. Brett Gorman doubled as Duncan Taylor and Kyle LeBlanc both singled twice.
St. Joseph’s (30-11) |000|001|000 — 1 10 0
Bowdoin (22-13) |000|000|000 — 0 8 0
Rafferty and Lee; Lefeber, Loughlin (8), Edwards (9) and Taylor