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Husson softball team sweeps Thomas

Posted April 01, 2012, at 9:41 p.m.

BANGOR — Husson University earned a doubleheader sweep of Thomas College with a 4-2 victory in the first game and a 8-0 shutout in the second game during North Atlantic Conference softball action Saturday.

In the first game, Husson (9-5) notched all of its runs in the third inning. Victoria Overlock led the Eagles with a double, a single and an RBI. Heidi Shaw hit two singles and drove in a run.

Samantha Moore singled twice and knocked in a run for 3-13 Thomas.

In the second game, Kody Lyon pitched a two-hitter with five strikeouts as Husson won in five innings. Brianna Webster doubled twice with two RBIs and Ashley Smith doubled and singled.

Alyssa Eugley and Molly Woodward each singled for the Terriers.

St. Joe’s sweeps Anna Maria

At Paxton, Mass. on Saturday, Kayla Vannah pitched a one-hitter with six strikeouts as Saint Joseph’s College blanked Anna Maria College 9-0 in the first game of a doubleheader.

The Monks (12-4) completed the sweep with a 23-1 victory in the second game.

In the first game, Maria Labbe posted two doubles, an RBI and three runs scored to help spark Saint Joseph’s. Maddie Kluna singled twice with two RBIs while Theresa Hendrix added two singles and an RBI.

In the second game, Hendrix led the way for the Monks going 3-for-5 with a grand slam, a double and seven RBIs. Lindsay Moore posted a double, two singles and three RBIs. Emily Leverone homered and doubled with five RBIs while Labbe also hit one out of the park.

Black Bears drop three

At Albany, N.Y., the University of Maine slipped to 6-22 on the season and 0-3 in the conference after being swept by the University at Albany over the weekend.

On Saturday, the Great Danes (17-7) shut out the Black Bears 5-0 in the opening game of a doubleheader and took the nightcap 4-3. On Sunday, Albany blanked Maine 8-0 in five innings.

In Saturday’s opener, Albany’s Brittany MacFawn scattered five hits and struck out 10 en route to the shutout. Alexa Toole sparked the Great Danes with a two-run double in the second inning.

Jean Stevens doubled for the Black Bears and Jennifer Eberhardt chipped in with two singles. Kylie Sparks allowed seven hits and struck out five.

In Saturday’s nightcap, Albany got on the board early with three runs in the first inning. Mel Herndon hit an RBI single while Taylor Franich posted two singles.

Jenny MacDowell led the Black Bears with a double, a single and three RBIs.

In Sunday’s game, MacFawn pitched a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts for the Great Danes who erupted with seven runs in the first inning. Charlise Castrorecorded a home run and a single.

EmJ Fogel, Dagmar Ralphs and Eberhardt each singled for the Black Bears.

Tufts sweeps Bowdoin

At Medford, Mass. on Saturday, Emily Beinecke went 6-for-8 with nine RBIs as Tufts University swept a doubleheader with Bowdoin College.

The Jumbos (14-3) defeated the Polar Bears (12-7) in the first game 9-7 and won the second game 12-9.

In the first game, Beinecke registered a double, three singles and two RBIs to lead the Jumbos.

Amy Hackett posted a three-run home run and a three-run double for Bowdoin. Toni DaCampo doubled, singled and knocked in a run.

In the second game, Beinecke hit a grand slam and a three run double to propel Tufts to the win.

DaCampo hit a two-run home run for the Polar Bears. Courtney Colantuno and Casey Correa each had an RBI double and a single.

UMF wins two

At Farmington on Saturday, Lily Barry hit for the cycle as the University of Maine at Farmington earned the sweep of Lyndon State College with an 11-3 victory in the second game of a doubleheader.

The Beavers (4-4) won the opening game 10-2.

In the opener, Kaitlyn Bartlett, Amy Jones and Shannon Mitchell each hit a home run as the Beavers cruised to the win. Bartlett and Casey Mull each went 3-for-3 in the game. Emma Vaillancourt tossed a three-hitter with a hit batter and two walks.

In the nightcap, Barry highlighted the Beavers’ 16-hit attack with a homer, a triple, a double and a single. Jones and Mitchell each had three hits with three RBIs while Michelle Cota added a pair of singles.

Trinity 2, Bates 1

At Hartford, Conn. on Saturday, Christina Galese hit a tie-breaking solo home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to lead Trinity College of Connecticut by Bates College.

Galese also doubled for Trinity (8-6) and scored a run in the second inning on an RBI single by Kristina Yu.

Lauren Dobish drove in the lone run for the Bobcats (5-6), scoring Karen Ullmann. Six different players recorded one hit apiece.

MMA drops two

At Henniker, N.H. on Saturday, LiAnn Linck went 6-for-8 at the plate as New England College swept a doubleheader with Maine Maritime Academy.

The Pilgrims (8-8) took the first game 11-4 and won the second game 6-0.

In the first game, New England College collected 17 hits and notched seven runs in the fifth inning en route to the victory.

Erica Taylor hit a home run and a single for the 7-3 Mariners. Leah Jackson posted a double and a single.

In the second game, Gabrielle Timms earned the win for the Pilgrims, scattering seven hits with one walk and five strikeouts.

Taylor singled twice for Maine Maritime while Jackson doubled. Abby Yeo allowed 13 hits and struck out two.

Colby sweeps MMA

At Castine on Sunday, Colby used late-inning runs to sweep Maine Maritime Academy 4-3, 4-2.

Brianne Wheeler hit a three-run home run for 4-10 Colby in the first inning and the Mules scored the winning run in the sixth on an infield error.

MMA (7-5) rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth on RBI hits by Leah Jackson, Sabrina Keach and Autumn Jones. Losing pitcher Abby Yeo started the rally with a one-out double.

In the second game, Erin Caputo scattered five hits and struck out six to lead Colby. LIndsay Peterson had an RBI double and Carolyn Bennett had a run-producing single.

Erica Taylor hit a two-run home run for the Mariners.

Baseball

St. Joe’s sweeps Albertus

At Standish on Saturday, Saint Joseph’s College kicked off Great Northeast Athletic Conference play with a doubleheader sweep of Albertus Magnus College.

The Monks won the first game 4-3 and the second game 3-1.

In the first game, Nic Lops drove in what proved to be the game-winning run for Saint Joseph’s (14-2) on an RBI single in the third inning. Lops finished with two singles and two RBIs. Joe Coyne and Dan Achorn each doubled and singled.

In the second game, Saint Joseph’s got all of its runs in the bottom of the fourth inning on a three-run home run by Mike Pratt. Nick Whittaker pitched six innings allowing one run on four hits.

Thomas, Colby-Sawyer split

At New London, N.H. on Saturday, Ben Goodall broke a tie game with a two-run double in the ninth inning to lift Thomas by Colby-Sawyer College 9-7 in the first game of a doubleheader.

The Terriers (6-9) dropped the second game 1-0.

In the first game, Goodall finished with a double, a single and four RBIs. Jeff Richardson and Joshua Gray each doubled and singled.

In the second game, P.J. Singster pitched a four-hit shutout with no walks to earn the victory for 7-9 Colby-Sawyer. Greg Mehuron drove in the only run on an RBI single in the fifth.

Taylor Livingston, Thomas Cameron, Rus Perreault and Goodall each singled for the Terriers.

USM, RIC split

At Providence, Ben Ives pitched his second complete game of the season to give the University of Southern Maine a 6-3 victory over Rhode Island College in the first game Sunday while the Anchornmen came from three runs down in the nightcap by scoring seven runs in the seventh to take an eventual 10-8 victory.

Ives improved to 5-0 as he scattered eight hits, didn’t walk a batter and struck out three. The Huskies had 14 hits, led by Forrest Chadwick’s triple and two singles.

Thomas sweeps Colby-Sawyer

At New London, N.H. on Sunday, Thomas improved to 8-9 with 6-2 and 10-2 wins over Colby-Sawyer.

Thomas scored four runs in the fifth on an RBI double by Cody Vigue while John Charves and Tim Locke each contributed run-producing singles. Danny Burke notched the win as he scattered five hits.

The Terriers opened the second game in the first inning with three runs on a Vigue RBI double and a two-run single. Locke drove in another run in the third when he singled home Vigue, who had doubled. Taylor Livingston added an RBI single and Jeff Richardson had an RBI double.

Bowdoin, Wesleyan split

At Brunswick on Saturday, Oliver Van Zant pitched six innings allowing no runs on five hits with 10 strikeouts as Bowdoin avoided the sweep with a 1-0 victory over Wesleyan University in the second game of a doubleheader.

Wesleyan defeated the Polar bears in the first game 2-1.

In the first game, Brett Yarusi earned the win for Wesleyan by going six innings, allowing three hits and no earned runs.

Bowdoin’s Tim McGarry reached base on an error in the sixth and later scored on a groundout by Dan Findley.

In the second game, Henry Van Zant earned his first collegiate win with three innings of relief for Bowdoin. The lone run came in the bottom of the eighth as pinch-runner Kyle LeBlanc scored from second base on a wild throw to first.

Tufts sweeps Bates

At Lewiston on Saturday, Tufts University earned a sweep of Bates College, winning the first game 3-2 and the second game 8-4.

In the first game, Tom Howard sparked a three-run sixth inning for Tufts with a two-run home run. Wade Hauser added an RBI double.

Mekae Hyde hit a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth for 11-7 Bates. Nate Pajka chipped in with an RBI single.

In the second game, Howard singled twice and drove in four runs to propel the 11-3 Jumbos.

Mike Ciummei led the Bobcats with a solo home run, a double and a single. Ryan Sonberg chipped in with a two-run single.

Trinity sweeps Colby

At Waterville on Saturday, Marc Crowley blasted a two-run home run as Trinity College picked up a 10-4 victory over Colby College in the first game of a doubleheader.

The Bantams (14-5) completed the sweep with a 6-4 win in the second game.

In the first game, Trinity erupted with six runs in the second inning en route to the victory. Michael Rueger added a two-run single in the second.

Jason Buco hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the second for the 7-8 Mules.

In the second game, Colby held three leads but could not hold on as Trinity went up for good with three runs in the seventh inning. Stephen Rogers and David Casanova each had an RBI double.

Robb Arndt recorded an RBI single for the Mules.

UMF drops two

At Farmington on Saturday, Lindenwood University at Belleville swept a doubleheader with the University of Maine at Farmington as the Beavers wrapped up their trip to Florida with a 1-7 record.

The Beavers dropped the opening game 6-1 and the nightcap 8-1.

In the opener, Geoff Nesbit hit two doubles, a single and drove in two runs to lead Lindenwood-Belleville.

Ethan Jean, Jack MacVane, Dale Winchenbach and Ben Yarian each singled for UMF.

In the nightcap, Ross Cook led Lindenwood-Belleville with three singles and an RBI. Nesbit added a triple and two singles.

Winchenbach and Matthew Woodbury hit two singles apiece for the Beavers. Jean knocked in the lone run.

Men’s lacrosse

MMA 17, Thomas 0

At Waterville on Saturday, Andrew DiSalvo scored four goals and assisted on three others as Maine Maritime Academy shut out Thomas College.

Brian Corain, Bronson Guimond, Nicholas Betti, A.J. Larrabee and Nick Snelling netted two goals apiece for the 1-5 Mariners. Tom Houle chipped in with a goal and two assists. Gavin Cote stopped both shots he faced.

Jesse Morkeski made 17 saves on 34 shots for the 1-6 Terriers.

Husson 11, Mitchell 6

At Bangor on Saturday, Ben Landry registered five goals as Husson University moved back to .500 on the season with a win over Mitchell College.

Wayne Stubbs collected three goals for the 5-5 Eagles. Chris Pelletier scored two goals and grabbed two assists. Mitch Heaps chipped in with a goal and an assist. Eric Lund stopped 10 of 16 shots.

Nicholas Gresio led 2-6 Mitchell with three goals. Peter Eshenfelder made 17 saves on 28 shots.

Women’s Lacrosse

NEC 18, Husson 7

At Bangor on Saturday, Amanda Naimie scored six goals and dished out two assists to power New England College by Husson University.

Meredith Merce chipped in with four goals for the 3-5 Pilgrims. Rebecca Harvey made four saves on 11 shots.

Caitlyn Stauffer recorded two goals and an assist for the 2-6 Eagles. Haley Huntington scored two goals while Abi Staab posted a goal and two assists. Kaleigh Morneau and Kayla Guerrette combined for 10 saves on 28 shots.

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