May 20, 2018
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Adams, Tardiff help Husson baseball team sweep Newbury


BRIDGEWATER Mass. — Nate Adams pitched a three-hit shutout with five strikeouts and no walks Sunday to lead the Husson University Eagles to a 3-0 victory over Newbury College in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday.

Husson University of Bangor won the second game 5-1.

In the opener, Niko Ververis drilled a two-run homer in the seventh inning to provide some insurance. Dylan Foster hit an RBI single in the third for Husson (2-6), which got two singles from Benjamin McLain.

Kenny Pennini took the loss, allowing five hits and two earned runs while going the distance.

In the second game, Josh Tardiff’s two-run double in the fourth inning helped the Eagles complete the sweep.

Pat McEwen held Newbury to four hits and a run through 6 2/3 innings before Joe Stanevicz got the final out. McEwen worked around six walks.

Cody McInnis posted a single and an RBI among only four hits for the Eagles.

Ian Williams had an RBI behind losing pitcher Andy Sadoski for Bridgewater (6-7).

USM earns sweep
At Bridgewater, Mass., Logan Carmans pitched 8 1/3 innings of three-hit ball in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader to help the Huskies earn a 2-1 victory and a sweep of the Bears.

Southern Maine of Gorham (5-1) won the first game 9-6.

In the nightcap, Nick Douglass got the final two outs with runners on second and third to back Carman’s effort.

Forrest Chadwick and Tucker White hit consecutive doubles in the sixth to provide the winning run. White added a single while John Carey singled twice.

Loser Jim Balboni gave up seven hits in 8 1/3 innings for Bridgewater State (6-5).

In the opener, a four-run fifth inning gave the Huskies the lead for good.
White belted a two-run home run, Nick Grady stroked an RBI triple and Brett Barrett added a run-scoring single in the inning.

Grady added a double, single and another RBI for USM. Barrett contributed two more singles and two RBIs, while White and Matt Verrier added two singles each.

Winning pitcher Ben Ives allowed eight hits in eight innings.

Williams singled twice for Bridgewater State. Sean Reilly and Keane Kosta added a double and two RBIs apiece.


UMaine salvages 1 of 4
At Hempstead, N.Y., Kylie Sparks pitched a three-hitter to help the University of Maine salvage a victory Sunday with a 3-2 win in the final game of the Hofstra Invitational.

The Black Bears (6-19) lost 8-0 to Connecticut in Sunday’s five-inning opener after dropping a 1-0 decision to Hofstra and an 8-2 verdict against UConn in Saturday’s games.

In Sunday’s finale, Sparks struck out one and walked a batter in going the distance.

UMaine scored all three of its runs in the third inning against Erin Wade (1-7). Jessica Burk drew a leadoff walk and advanced on Brynne Davis’ one-out single. Dagmar Ralphs poked a run-scoring single, Jennifer Eberhardt hit an RBI double and EmJ Vogel provided a sacrifice fly.

Ralphs added another single for the Bears.

Hofstra (4-12) scored twice in the fifth on a leadoff error and consecutive doubles by Erin Trippi and D.J. Slugh

In Sunday’s opener, Kiki Saveriano allowed three hits over five innings and was backed by nine hits and eight runs as Connecticut prevailed.

Saveriano struck out five and did not walk a batter, surrendering singles to Lindsey Jenkins, Kristen Koslosky and Ralphs.

Ashley Kelley of Hermon (2-7) took the loss, surrendering nine hits and eight runs.

Amy Vaughan’s two-run home run sparked a three-run first inning and Kim Silva smacked a two-run single to fuel a five-run fifth for the Huskies.

In Saturday’s first game, Erin Trippi singled home Tessa Ziemba, who had been placed on second to start the inning, in the bottom of the ninth to account for the game’s only run.

Kelley was the tough-luck loser for the Bears, scattering seven hits over 8 1/3 innings with two walks and two strikeouts.

Olivia Gatti pitched a three-hit shutout for the Pride, mowing down 18 UMaine batters on strikes without issuing a walk. Dagmar Ralphs, Hilary Kane and Jennifer Eberhardt singled for UMaine.

Michelle Lavagnino doubled and singled for the Pride. Neither team committed an error.

In Saturday’s second game, the Huskies’ five-run first inning against Bears starter Beth Spoehr (2-5) proved ample run support.

Vaughan’s three-run home run was the big blow for Connecticut. She also doubled and singled. Emily O’Donnell hit a solo homer and a double among 11 hits.

Lauren Duggan spaced eight hits against the Bears, who were paced by Chelsea Kunin’s double and single. Eberhardt singled twice while Kane (double) and Ralphs (single) provided RBIs.

Spoehr allowed nine hits and seven runs (four earned) in four innings.

MMA, Newbury split
At the Mahaney Dome in Orono, the Mariners split a Saturday doubleheader, winning the first game 7-6 before dropping the second game 8-5.

In the opener, Schultz tripled to left-center with two out in the bottom of the seventh inning, then Andi Flannery singled through the left side to provide the winning run.

Flannery also hit an RBI single for Maine Maritime Academy of Castine (3-1), while Leah Jackson doubled and singled with two RBIs. Kelsie Hilton doubled and singled to back winning pitcher Abby Yeo, who allowed seven hits and only two earned runs.

Julia Flemenco doubled and singled with two RBIs to lead Newbury College.

In the second game, Newbury (2-9) scored six runs in the first two innings en route to the win. Angelina Mayjoffo singled three times with an RBI, Katie Haney singled twice and knocked in a run and Ariel ross had a single and two RBIs.

Jackson hit two doubles (RBI) and Sabrina Keach singled twice to lead MMA. Flannery plated two runs with a double.

Women’s Lacrosse

Husson earns split
At Worcester, Mass., Haley Huntington’s goal with 9:01 remaining in the fourth quarter Sunday lifted Husson University of Bangor to a 10-9 victory over Worcester State.

On Saturday, Gordon College handled Husson 18-4 at Wenham, Mass.

On Sunday, Huntington’s game-winner helped the Eagles (1-3) overcome a 7-3 halftime deficit. She added a second goal, while Husson was sparked by four goals from Abi Staab. Caitlyn Stauffer scored twice, while Haley Thibeau and Emjily Child added a goal each.

Kaleigh Morneau and Kayla Guerrette combined to make 12 saves.

Megan Sheehan led Worcester State (0-2) with three goals and an assist. Jaclyn Lawlor and Michelle Tully scored two goals each to back Alexandra Chisholm, who made six saves.

In Saturday’s game, Anna Blomberg scored four goals and Jordan Alexander tallied three goals and three assists to power Gordon (4-0) to victory. Alana Woods and Danielle Maguire combined for six saves.

Stauffer scored three goals for the Eagles, while Thibeau had the other. Morneau and Guerrette combined for 13 saves.

Bates, Swarthmore split
At Swarthmore, Pa., Mekae Hyde led Bates’ 15-hit attack by going 4-for-4 with a double and triple and Michael Spinosa notched a complete-game victory as Bates rebounded from a 13-0 loss in game one to split a Sunday doubleheader with a 7-2 win in game two.
Nate Pajka chipped in with a double, two singles and two RBIs for 9-4 Bates in the second game and Kevin McGregor added a double, single and three RBIs.
Nicko Burnett hit a three-run home run for 12-4 Swarthmore in the first game.

Men’s Lacrosse

Husson gains split
At Boucher Field in Bangor, Mount St. Mary (N.Y.) and Norwich each posted a victory over the Eagles.

Mount St. Mary’s won 12-8 on Saturday, then Norwich registered a 10-1 victory on Sunday.

In Saturday’s game, Jake Robinson notched three goals and two assists and Matt O’Donnell scored three times to lead the visitors (4-2). C.J. Cardo tallied two goals and two assists and Shawn Cobstill made nine saves.

Ben Landry scored four goals for Husson (3-4), which received two goals from Wayne Stubbs, a goal and two assists from Ben Potter and one goal from Mike Craig. Nick Brown and Alex Ryan each had an assist.

Eric Lund did not make a saves.

On Sunday, Patrick Tommins of Norwich came up with four goals and an assist to support the goalkeeping of Mark Paradiso, who logged 14 saves.

Patrick Sikora contributed three goals and an assist for the winners (1-2).

Nick Brown scored an unassisted goal for Huson (3-4). John Hooper III made 11 saves and Eric Lund added one.

USM 13, MMA 6
At Castine on Saturday, Nate Prince piled up five goals to lead the Huskies to victory.

Willie Joey scored three times with an assist and Ryan Foley contributed two goals and three assists for the Univeristy of Southern Maine of Gorham (2-1). Kyle Dussauilt made 15 saves.

Andrew DiSalvo paced Maine Maritime Academy (0-2) with two goals and an assists. Brian Corain had a goal and two assists, while Alex Hermes, Nicholas Betti and Tom Houle chipped in with a goal apiece.

A.J. Larrabee added an assist behind Erik Milles and Gavin Cote, who teamed up to make six saves.

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