WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — The University of Maine clinched a spot in the America East tournament after sweeping a doubleheader with the University of Hartford on Saturday.
The 17-27-1 Black Bears fell to the Hawks in Sunday’s regular season finale 4-3. Maine beat Hartford 5-1 and 2-1 on Saturday.
In Saturday’s first game, Ashley Kelley tossed a complete game, giving up one run on six hits with no walks, to notch the win for Maine. Hilary Kane hit two doubles and knocked in a run. EmJ Fogel singled twice with an RBI. Brynne Davis and Lindsey Jenkins each hit two singles while Jennifer Eberhardt tallied two RBIs.
Amber Andrews singled twice and drove in a run for 10-43 Hartford.
In Saturday’s second game, Fogel hit a lead-off double in the top of the seventh inning then came around to score the winning run for the Black Bears on a sacrifice fly by Dagmar Ralphs. Kylie Sparks pitched seven innings, allowing one run on six hits for the win. Margaret Hilton and Eberhardt each doubled and singled.
Peyton Fisher recorded two singles to pace Hartford.
In Sunday’s game, Margaret Betz’s RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning scored what proved to be the game-winning run as the Hawks held on for the win. Amber Andrews had a double, a single and a run scored.
Jenkins posted an RBI single for the Black Bears, who scored three unearned runs.
UNE wins title
At Newport, R.I. on Saturday, third-seeded University of New England jumped out to an early lead and held on late to defeat top-seeded Salve Regina University 3-2 in the Commonwealth Coast Conference Championship game.
Kelly Reid pitched all seven innings for the Nor’easters, allowing two runs on six hits. Ashley Gott tripled then scored on a ground out to put UNE on the board in the first inning. Adrienne Chase added a two-run single in the fourth inning which scored Maegen Johnson and Gabrielle LaRoche.
Jennifer Edine posted two singles to pace 24-16 Salve Regina.
Huskies win two
At Gorham on Saturday, John Carey went 4-for-8 with three RBIs and a run scored to help the University of Southern Maine sweep Eastern Connecticut State University and clinch the regular-season title in the Little East Conference.
The 23-16 Huskies won the opening game 4-2 and took the nightcap 5-1.
In the opener, the Huskies tallied three of its four runs in the first inning en route to the win. Jake Glauser finished with a double, two singles and an RBI. Carey had two singles, including an RBI single in the first. Tucker White chipped in with an RBI double.
Mike Riemer led 28-10 Eastern Connecticut with three singles.
In the nightcap, Southern Maine was paced by Carey who posted two singles, two RBIs and a steal of home in the fourth inning that put the Huskies up for good. Brett Barrett singled twice and knocked in a run. Matt Verrier doubled and singled while White singled twice.
Adam Roderick and Steve Bizzaro each hit two singles for Eastern Connecticut.
Bowdoin wins two of three
Bowdoin College of Brunswick won two of its three weekend games.
At Middlebury, Vt. on Saturday, Bowdoin College split a doubleheader with Middlebury
College, taking the first game 5-2 before falling 2-1 in the second game.
At Brunswick on Sunday, the Polar Bears topped Suffolk University 9-8 in 10 innings.
In Saturday’s first game, Tim Welch pitched a complete game for the 23-16 Polar Bears, giving up two runs on six hits to pick up the win. John Lefeber hit a two-run single in the third inning and doubled and scored a run in the three-run fifth. Jordan Edgett hit an RBI double while Luke Regan and Oliver Van Zant each had an RBI single.
In Saturday’s second game, Middlebury’s Logan Mobley threw a complete game, allowing one run on two hits earn the victory. Michael Morris led the 14-17 Panthers with a solo home run and a double.
Luke Regan recorded an RBI single for Bowdoin.
In Sunday’s game, Bowdoin’s Beau Breton singled to score pinch runner Jon Fraser for the game-winning run in the tenth inning. Dan Findley led the Polar Bears with three singles and an RBI. Tim McGarry posted a double and a single with two RBIs.
Bates sweeps Williams
At Lewiston on Sunday, Bates College scored six runs in the sixth inning to earn a 6-2 victory in game one, before using a five-run third inning in game two for a 6-4 win to sweep a doubleheader from Williams College.
In game one, the 23-16 Bobcats rallied from a two-run deficit to score six runs in the sixth inning. Griff Tewksbury was 3-for-4 with a double and two singles. Ryan Sonberg hit a triple and a single with an RBI. Kevin McGregor had a double, a single and an RBI while Jeffrey Gunn hit a two-run single.
In game two, Bates notched five of its six runs in the third inning. Mekae Hyde registered a double and a single with two RBIs. Sonberg hit a solo home run and a double. Steve Burke chipped in with an RBI double.