PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Saint Joseph’s College of Standish jumped out to a four-run lead after three innings and held on to sink Coast Guard Academy 4-3 in the Providence Regional of the NCAA Division III Softball Tournament Friday afternoon.
The Monks improved to 2-0 in the double-elimination tournament and 37-8 on the season. They will play Eastern Connecticut State University Saturday at 2 p.m.
Katelyn Call hit an RBI double in the second inning and scored on a balk for the Monks. Emily Leverone doubled and scored, Jill Howard hit a run-scoring single and Lindsay Moore doubled.
Maddie Buchert hit a three-run double in the fifth to bring 37-3 Coast Guard within a run.
Rae-Marie Copan (8-3) allowed three runs in five innings to pick up the win while Madylan Kluna pitched two scoreless innings of relief to earn her fourth save.
Hayley Feindel earned just her third loss on the year (36-3) by allowing three earned runs and striking out 11.
Coast Guard |000|030|0 — 3 6 1
St. Joseph’s |121|000|x — 4 4 2
Feindel and Frederick; Copan, Kluna (6) and Howard, Labbe (6)
Worcester St. 10, Husson 2
At Providence, R.I., Worcester State University scored seven runs in the second inning and cruised to a six-inning win to eliminate Husson University of Bangor from the Providence Regional of the NCAA Division III Tournament Friday morning.
The Eagles have made it to the tournament for the past three seasons, but have failed to win a game (0-6).
Ashley Howe hit two doubles and a single and drove in three runs to power 29-10 Worcester State. Michaella Mahoney had a double, two singles and an RBI, Alex Kerr doubled with two RBIs and Erica Cordio hit two singles and scored twice.
Dottie Cameron led the 25-19 Eagles with a double, a single and an RBI. Lona Sargent had two singles and a run scored and Kara Poirier singled with an RBI.
Hannah Everson improved to 10-3 after allowing two runs on eight hits and a walk for Worcester State. Husson’s Kody Lyon falls to 11-11 after allowing six runs in 1 2/3 innings.
Husson |010|010| — 2 8 2
Worcester St. |070|102| — 10 12 0
Lyon, McCarty (2) and Risser; Everson and Howe
Bowdoin 9, Amherst 8
At Amherst, Mass., John Lefeber slammed a two-out, two-run triple in the eighth inning to break the 7-7 tie as Bowdoin College of Brunswick held on to defeat Amherst College in the first game of the NESCAC Championship.
Bowdoin (23-13) will play Tufts University at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Matt Ruane doubled and singled with three RBIs for the Polar Bears. Dan Findley hit three singles, Lefeber added three singles and totaled four RBIs. Brendan Garner tripled and scored twice and Brett Gorman doubled and singled and scored twice.
Kevin Heller powered 24-9 Amherst with a double, single, two home runs, three RBIs and three runs scored. Taiki Kasuga hit a homer, two singles and drove in two runs.
Bowdoin |002|041|020 — 9 15 1
Amherst |012|013|010 — 8 15 4
Martin, Van Zant (6), Loughlin (8), Edwards (8) and Findley, Taylor; McKenna, Metz (5), Windham (8) and Samela
ECSU 6, Southern Maine 5
At Mansfield, Conn., Jim Schult hit a two-run double to highlight a four-run fourth inning that helped Eastern Connecticut State University to eliminate the University of Southern Maine of Gorham from the Little East Conference tournament.
Andrew Dewing had two singles and three RBIs for 31-10 ECSU. Shane Kingsley added a single and two runs scored.
Tucker White singled twice and drove in two runs to pace the 22-19 Huskies. Mike Eaton doubled and singled with an RBI, Nick Grady tripled with an RBI and David Ricker doubled and scored.
ECSU|011|400|000 — 6 6 1
USM |100|130|000 — 5 9 3
Porter, Roveto (5), Chamberlain (6), Merritt (7) and Cannata; Douglass, Stanton (4) and Berthiaume