BOCA RATON, Fla. — Freshman Jeff Gelinas of Saco pitched five strong innings Tuesday night to help the University of Maine baseball team secure a 3-2 victory over Florida Atlantic University.
Gelinas (1-2) allowed five hits and only one earned run, struck out three and walked four while throwing 100 pitches.
Jacob Gosselin-Deschesnes and Charlie Butler each worked two scoreless innings to preserve the victory for the 5-11 Black Bears, who have won two in a row. UMaine turned two double plays.
Senior Alex Calbick sparked the UMaine offense with three hits and an RBI, while classmate Troy Black hit two singles among eight hits for the Bears.
Stephen Kerr, Brendon Sanger and Cain Spangler stroked two hits apiece for 11-6 Florida Atlantic, which left 13 runners on base.
Left-handed Reliever Brett Maggard (0-1) suffered the loss after surrendering two hits and two runs without recording an out in the sixth inning.
The Bears grabbed a 1-0 lead in the third inning. Freshman Skylar Mercado led off with a single, his first collegiate hit and moved up on Gay’s single through the left side.
Both runners advanced on Black’s sacrifice bunt, before Calbick grounded a one-out RBI single to right field.
The Owls tied it in the fifth against Gelinas. Sanger singled up the middle with two outs, took third on Tyler Rocklein’s single and scored on a base hit through the left side by Ricky Santiago.
UMaine regained the lead for good in the sixth. Brian Doran singled to left, moved up on Calbick’s single and scored on a wild pitch. The eventual winning run came home when Steven Adam reached on an error by the first baseman.
FAU cut the deficit to 23-2 in the bottom of the sixth on a one-out single by C.J. Chatham, Kerr’s two out single and a catcher’s interference call. However, Gelinas induced Rocklein to line out to left to avoid further damage.
At Winter Haven, Fla., the Eagles amassed 34 runs and 38 hits while sweeping a doubleheader from Becker College by scores of 22-5 and 12-2.
In Game 1, Dylan Foster knocked in three runs with a double and two singles to spearhead Husson’s 20-hit onslaught. Kyle Bishop collected three singles and an RBI, Brandon Gendreau, Cody McInnis and J.T. Whitten each plated two runs with a pair of singles.
Josh Gaudette provided three RBIs, including a two-run single, Jordan Carter had a single and three RBIs and Casey Estes added a single and two RBIs for 3-1 Husson.
Dennis O’Neill spread out six hits and four runs over five innings to pick up the win.
Chris Testa and Trevor Read each doubled and singled for Becker.
In Game 2, the Eagles scored four runs in each of the first three innings en route to the rout.
Dennis Meehan homered, doubled and singled with four RBIs to power Husson, which received a triple, two singles and two RBIs from Gaudette and a triple, two singles and an RBI. Gendreau (two RBIs) and Pat Thibodeau each hit two singles.
Starter Tim Nason gave up four hits and a run in five innings to earn the win.
Taylor Kapulka doubled and singled to lead Becker.
At Auburndale, Fla., on Monday, Whitten drove in four runs with a double and a single to power the Eagles to victory.
Bishop smacked a three-run home run and a single, Foster plated two runs with a single and Gendreau singled twice among 12 hits for Husson (1-1).
Starter Ryan Rebar pitched five innings of one-hit shutout ball with five strikeouts and three walks to earn the win. Husson’s five-run first inning gave the staff all the runs it would need.
Joe Muratore posted a run-scoring single for 0-3 Lesley. Starter and loser Matt Gianoni was roughed up for four hits and eight runs and walked five in only 2⅓ innings.
At Boucher Field in Bangor, Max Meserve scored an unassisted goal with 24 seconds left in overtime to lift the Monks to victory over the Eagles.
Jake O’Brien scored two goals to lead 1-1 Saint Joseph’s of Standish, while Alex O’Neill and Dalton Eldridge netted a goal each. Ethan Rettew made 12 saves.
Husson (0-1) was led by two goals and an assist from Brando Corbo. Dustin Brett and Vinny Visconti tallied a goal each and Kevin Nolan posted an assist. Eric Lund made 13 saves.
At Waterville, Colby College, ranked seventh in New England, opened up an 8-1 lead after one quarter and then had to hold on in the fourth quarter for a non-conference victory over Gordon College at Bill Alfond Field.
Derek Youngman scored four goals for the 3-0 Mules, while Austin Sayre and Alex Rutan tallied three goals each. John Grimaldi (2 assists), Jeff Vaz and Brendan McNeill added a goal apiece.
Tyler Will made 12 saves for Colby, which had a 57-34 shots advantage.
Jake Martin paced Gordon (3-2) with four goals, while Michael Utz and Ryan Utz each provided three. Cody Greenwald registered 18 saves.
At Norfolk, Va., seventh-seeded Coppin State sped off on a 7-0 run inside the final two minutes to snap a 68-68 tie and defeat No. 10 Bethune-Cookman in the first round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament t the Scope.
A free throw by forward Dallas Gary with 1:48 left gave the Eagles a 69-68 lead. Guard Daquan Brickhouse followed with a turnaround jumper in the lane and guard Sterling Smith nailed a baseline 3-pointer to send Coppin State into the quarterfinals. The Eagles will face No. 2 seed Hampton on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Bethune-Cookman guard Clemmye Owens made a steal at midcourt and went in for a layup with 2:13 left that made it 68-68, but the Wildcats would not score again.
Owens finished with 22 points and guard Maurice Taylor added 18 for Bethune-Cookman (7-25).
Coppin State guard Michael Murray led all scorers with 21 points and forward Arnold Fripp added 16 points and 10 rebounds.
It was the Murray show early. The Coppin State guard opened the game with a mid-range jumper and went on to score 16 of his team’s first 20 points, including 14 in a row.
The Eagles expanded their lead to as many as 10, but Owens led a spirited late charge that got the Wildcats to within two points at the half.
Owens converted turnovers into back-to-back fast-break layups inside the final 90 seconds, and a layup by forward Allan Dempster with 25 seconds left sent Bethune-Cookman into the break trailing 40-37.
Murray’s 16 first-half points led Coppin State, which shot 58.8 percent from the field. But Coppin State also committed nine turnovers that Bethune-Cookman turned into 11 points.
Owens scored 15 first-half points to lead Bethune-Cookman.