Husson softball sweeps two doubleheaders

Posted April 15, 2012, at 9:52 p.m.
Last modified April 15, 2012, at 11:23 p.m.

JOHNSON, Vt. — Husson University of Bangor picked up four softball wins over the weekend, sweeping Johnson State College on Sunday after doing the same to Lyndon State College at Lyndonville, Vt., on Saturday.

The Eagles (21-8) blanked Lyndon State 14-0 and 10-0 before defeating Johnson State 9-0 and 18-4.

In Saturday’s first game, Deb Colpitts hit two triples and drove in two runs for Husson. Aimee Mortensen posted three singles and an RBI. Brianna Webster hit a double and a single with three RBIs.

In Saturday’s second game, Becca McCarthy tossed five innings for the Eagles, allowing one hit with eight strikeouts. Chelsea Brennan collected a double, two singles and two RBIs. Nicole Sargent added three singles and an RBI.

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In Sunday’s first game, Kody Lyon pitched six innings for Husson, giving up three hits and no walks. The Eagles took advantage of nine Johnson errors to score eight unearned runs. Courtney Hill finished with two singles.

In Sunday’s second game, Husson erupted with nine runs in the first inning en route to the win. Webster knocked in three runs and doubled while Colpitts had three singles and two RBIs. Ashley Smith chipped in with two RBIs.

USM splits four games

At Gorham, Stefanie Stockwell pitched a one-hitter Sunday to lead the University of Southern Maine by the University of Maine-Presque Isle 6-1 in the second game of a doubleheader.

The Huskies (3-23) defeated the Owls 12-4 in the second game.

On Saturday, Rhode Island College swept USM 9-1 and 6-2.

In Sunday’s first game, Stockwell led the Huskies with three singles and an RBI. Katie Davis doubled and singled with an RBI while Meghan Craffey added two singles and an RBI.

Danielle Smith posted two singles and an RBI for the 6-19 Owls.

In Sunday’s second game, Caitlin Leborgne tripled, singled and knocked in a run for USM. Davis singled twice with an RBI. Stockwell helped her own cause with an RBI double.

On Saturday, Emily Johnson allowed one run on two hits for Rhode Island College (13-8)

and helped her own cause with a double, a single and an RBI.

Marisa Jandreau hit a two-run single to highlight a seven-run fourth inning.

Davis and Kaylie DeMillo each singled for the Huskies.

In the second game, Jessica Borden pitched a three-hitter for RIC, giving up two runs. Monica Koehler had a double, a single and two RBIs.

Kristen Duross doubled and singled for USM.

Tufts sweeps Colby

At Waterville on Saturday, Allyson Fournier threw a perfect game as Tufts University defeated Colby College 5-0 in the first game of a doubleheader.

The Jumbos edged Colby in the second game 4-3 in 11 innings.

In the first game, Fournier improved to 11-0 for Tufts after striking out 16 batters. Jo Clair doubled, singled and knocked in two runs.

In the second game, Chrissie Massrey singled, stole second then scored the winning run for Tufts on a throwing error in the 11th inning. Kayla Holland finished with three singles.

Erin Caputo hit a two-run home run for the 7-16 Mules. Kelsey Park chipped in with two singles.

UMF wins two

At Poultney, Vt. on Saturday, the University of Maine-Farmington collected 25 hits, including 10 extra-base hits, en route to a doubleheader sweep of Green Mountain College.

The Beavers (10-10) won the first game 11-3 and rolled to a 16-5 victory in the second game.

In the first game, Kaitlyn Bartlett registered a home run, two singles and three RBIs for the Beavers. Meaghan Donnell doubled, singled and knocked in three runs. Jillian Withee added a double, a single and two RBIs.

In the second game, Shannon Mitchell smacked two home runs with four RBIs for UMF. Amy Jones also drove in four runs on a home run and a double. Bartlett added a double, a single and an RBI.

MMA wins three of four

Maine Maritime Academy split a doubleheader with Johnson State at Johnson, Vt., on Saturday before sweeping a doubleheader from Lyndon State Sunday at Lyndon Center, Vt..

The Mariners (12-12) dropped the first game to Johnson State 8-3 and won the second game 13-5. MMA defeated Lyndon State 7-1 and 8-0.

In Saturday’s first game, Amber McCullock went 4-for-4 with three runs scored, two RBIs and a triple to spark the 9-16-1 Badgers.

Andi Flannery posted two singles and an RBI for the Mariners. Sabrina Keach added a two-run single.

In Saturday’s second game, Keach homered, doubled and singled with five RBIs for MMA. Leah Jackson had a triple, a single and two RBIs. Erica Taylor added a double, a single and an RBI.

In Sunday’s first game, Taylor sparked the Mariners with a three-run home run in the first inning. Autumn Jones collected two singles and three RBIs. Jackson added two singles and an RBI.

In Sunday’s second game, Abby Yeo pitched a four-hit shutout to earn her seventh win for MMA. Taylor hit a two-run double while Cindy Schultz added a two-run single.

Castleton sweeps Thomas

At Castleton, Vt. on Saturday, Taylor Lively pitched a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts as Castleton State College shut out Thomas College of Waterville 5-0 in the nightcap of a doubleheader.

Castleton topped the Terriers in the opening game 2-1.

In the opener, Mercedes Maltbie drove in both of Castleton’s runs on a two-run triple in the first inning.

Kelsey Crowe finished with three singles for the 8-20-1Terriers. Lauren Hachey drove in the lone run.

In the nightcap, Caylee Fleury led 13-14 Castleton with a double, a single and an RBI.

McKayla Gastia recorded the lone single for Thomas.

Men’s Lacrosse

MMA splits

Maine Maritime Academy of Castine split a pair of games over the weekend.

On Saturday at Poultney, Vt., the Mariners cruised past Green Mountain College 23-3. On Sunday at Castleton, Vt., the Mariners fell to Castleton State College 10-8.

In Saturday’s game, Maine Maritime (4-6) had 11 different players record a goal en route to the win. Brian Corain led the Mariners with five goals. A.J. Larrabee netted four goals while Tom Houle had three goals and four assists. Oscar Adams and Gavin Cote combined for five saves on eight shots.

In Sunday’s game, Alex Green and A.J. Groot led the Eagles with two goals apiece. Eric Horsfield stopped 12 of 20 shots.

Corain, Alex Hermes, Nicholas Betti and Andrew DiSalvo each scored two goals for the Mariners. Cote made eight saves on 18 shots.

Husson splits

At Castleton, Vt. and Poultney, Vt., Mitch Heaps and Ben Landry combined for 12 goals as Husson University rolled to a 22-1 win over Green Mountain College Sunday.

On Saturday, the 8-6 Eagles dropped a game to Castleton State 17-12.

In Saturday’s game, Nohea King netted four goals and assisted on two others to lead Castleton to the win. Eric Horsfield stopped eight of 20 shots.

Landry registered six goals to pace the Eagles. Chris Pelletier chipped in with three goals. John Hooper III and Eric Lund combined for seven saves on 24 shots.

In Sunday’s game, Heaps scored seven goals and grabbed two assists for Husson. Landry scored five goals. Nick Brown and Dillon Shaw each added a goal and two assists. Lund made four saves on five shots.

Women’s Lacrosse

Husson drops two

At New London, N.H. and Castleton, Vt., Laurel Bauer scored five goals and dished out two assists as Colby-Sawyer College topped Husson University 22-12 Saturday.

On Sunday, the Eagles (3-9) lost to Castleton State 17-1.

In Saturday’s game, Ashley Reis and Brittney Murphy scored three goals apiece for Colby-Sawyer. Adrienne Bender and Jess Buckley combined for 12 saves on 24 shots.

Caitlyn Stauffer registered six goals for the Eagles. Haley Thibeau and Abi Staab added two goals apiece.

In Sunday’s game, Angelica Mazzola sparked Castleton State with four goals and an assist. Lily Derbyshire and Kelsey MacDonald combined for three saves on four shots.

Kim Gambon scored the lone goal for Husson. Kaleigh Morneau and Kayla Guerrette combined for six saves on 23 shots.

Track and field

UMaine’s Gagne sets marks

At Durham, N.H., Justin Gagne of the University of Maine established school records in the shot put and discus at the nonscoring Wildcat Invitational at the University of New Hampshire.

In the shot put, the junior from Biddeford broke a standard that had stood for more than 50 years. Gagne’s heave of 55 feet 8 1/4 inch eclipsed the previous mark of 55-7 1/4 set in 1961 by Arnold Delaite and he took second in the meet.

In the discus, Gagne’s throw covered 166 feet, 9 inches, breaking the mark of 163-2 set in 1979 by Alan Sherrard. Gagne re-qualified for the IC4As in both events.

Frank Del Duca’s 10.83 clocking in the 100 meters was good for second place and an IC4A berth.

In women’s action, Jillian O’Brien won the 100 in 12.02 seconds, qualifying for the ECAC Championships, and also took the 200 in 25.44. Lauren Roush won the 400 in 59.38.

Corey Conner took the 1,500 (4:28.59) to qualify for the ECACs.

Redshirting UMaine runner Jesse Labreck of Oakland, competing unattached, won the 100 hurdles (14.18) and Black Bears assistant coach Viktoriya Rybalko, also unattached, captured the triple jump at 44-6 1/4.


USM wins two of three

Wheaton 10, USM 7

At Norton, Mass., on Sunday, Hal Landers and Sean Ryan each knocked in three runs to lead Wheaton College to its fifth straight win with a 10-7 victory over the University of Southern Maine of Gorham.

On Saturday, the Huskies swept Western Connecticut 6-5 and 21-7.

On Sunday, Ryan went 4-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored for the 23-4 Lyons.

Tucker White and Nick Grady each had a home run with two RBIs for the Huskies. Jake Glauser finished with three singles and an RBI.

On Saturday, White went 4-for-9 with three runs scored and nine RBIs.

In the opener, White hit an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to drive in Glauser with the game-winning run. White finished with two singles and two RBIs. David Ricker collected two doubles and two RBIs while Glauser had two singles.

In the nightcap, White hit a grand slam and a two run triple as the Huskies registered 19 hits. Matt Powers recorded a double, three singles and three RBIs. Grady posted a home run, a triple and a single with three RBIs while Forrest Chadwick had a home run, two singles and three RBIs.

Beavers earn sweep

At Farmington on Saturday, Dale Winchenbach knocked in seven runs as the University of Maine-Farmington swept Colby-Sawyer.

The Beavers won the first game 11-4 and completed the sweep with a 5-2 victory in the second game.

In the first game, Winchenbach doubled twice and drove in five runs to lead the 5-18 Beavers. Matt Woodbury singled twice, doubled and knocked in a run. Brett Wallingford hit a two-run triple. Ben Pearson and Ben Yarian each added an RBI single.

In the second game, Winchenbach pitched a complete game and helped his own cause with a solo home run. Wallingford smacked a two-run single in the sixth inning while Yarian and Colin Mello had two singles apiece.

Babson 13, UMPI 1

At Babson Park, Mass. on Saturday, Babson College erupted with nine runs in the bottom of the second inning en route to the win over the University of Maine-Presque Isle.

Billy Miller and Conor Kortmann each hit a homer and a single with two RBIs for 18-11 Babson. Steve Shaddock pitched six innings, allowing one run on six hits.

Cam Morrell led the 4-21 Owls with three singles. Shane Smith drove in the lone run on a single.

Castleton sweeps Husson

At Castleton, Vt. on Saturday, Castleton State College swept a doubleheader from Husson University of Bangor, winning the opener 11-6 and taking the nightcap 5-4.

In Game 1, Zak Mayo hit a three-run home run and an RBI single to lead 20-10 Castleton State. Peter Wagner chipped in with a double, a single and two RBIs.

Cody McInnis hit two singles for the 13-15 Eagles. Nick Lancisi and Shawn Smith each hit a two-run single.

In Game 2, Wagner hit an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to drive in the game-winning run for Castleton. Macyn Clifford blasted two solo home runs.

Smith led Husson with a double, a single and an RBI. Dylan Foster hit a triple while Jake Arthers chipped in with a double.

Colby sweeps Tufts

At Medford, Mass. on Saturday, Colby College of Waterville pounded out 26 hits en route to a doubleheader sweep of Tufts.

The Mules, who had lost 30 of the last 31 games to the Jumbos, took the first game 5-2 and the second game 10-4.

In the first game, the 11-12 Mules picked up an early lead with four runs in the first inning. Jason Buco registered a home run, two doubles, a single and an RBI. Nikolas Atsalis and Robb Arndt each added two singles and an RBI. Brady Hesslein pitched a four-hitter.

In the second game, Luke Duncklee led the Mules with three singles and two RBIs. Brendan Gallagher posted a double and a single with two RBIs. Taro Gold, Mike Mastrocola and Arndt each had two singles and an RBI.

Bates sweeps Becker

At Lewiston on Saturday, Bates College limited Becker to eight hits and one run over two games as the Bobcats picked up a sweep of the Hawks.

Bates rolled to a 13-0 win in the first game and a 10-1 victory in the second game.

In the first game, the Bobcats (14-10) tallied eight runs in the first inning en route to the win. Kevin McGregor collected two doubles, a single and three RBIs. Mike Ciummei hit three singles and knocked in two runs. Kevin Davis and Ryan Sonberg each added a double, a single and an RBI.

In the second game, Dean Bonneau pitched five innings for Bates, giving up one run on four hits. Griff Tewksbury tripled, doubled and knocked in two runs. Ciummei singled twice with two RBIs while Nate Pajka hit a solo home run and a double.

Bowdoin drops two

At Hartford, Conn. on Saturday, Trinity College swept a doubleheader with Bowdoin College of Brunswick, winning the first game 6-3 and the nightcap 5-3.

In the opener, Trinity (21-6) scored all its runs in the third inning. James Ramsey recorded three singles and two RBIs. David Casanova chipped in with a two-run double.

Aaron Rosen led the 15-10 Polar Bears with a double, a single and an RBI. Luke Regan doubled and singled. John Lefeber and Dan Findley each singled twice.

In the nightcap, Sean Meekins pitched 6 2/3 innings for Trinity, allowing four hits and no earned runs.

Andrew Belmonte, Lefeber and Regan each drove in a run for Bowdoin. TIm McGarry added a double.

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