CLEARWATER, Fla. — Alexis Bogdanovich pitched a three-hit shutout Thursday afternoon, leading the University of Maine to a 2-0 softball victory over the University of Pennsylvania at the Eddie C. Moore Complex.
Bogdanovich, a junior right-hander from South Portland, allowed only singles to Kanani Datan, Korinne Raby and Cedar Slovacek. She struck out four and walked one to improve to 2-1.
Jessica Burk cranked a solo home run in the fourth inning for the 6-5 Black Bears. Felicia Lennon singled twice for UMaine, which notched its third consecutive victory.
The Bears scored their other run in the sixth inning. Shelby Obert and Dagmar Ralphs hit one-out singles before pinch runner Lydia O’Connor scored on a wild pitch.
At Winter Haven, Fla., Husson defeated Westminster 7-5 and Staten Island 9-5 to improve to 4-2.
Allie Hill sparked Husson in the first game with an RBI triple, single and two runs.
Haley Spiers added an RBI single for Husson in the second inning and Lyndsay Merrill had an RBI single in third. Amanda Ryan notched the win.
In the second game, Sam Schultz hit a three-run home run to lead the Eagles. Winning pitcher Kayla Merrill aided her own cause with an RBI double. She struck out four and didn’t walk a batter.
Husson wraps up play at the Rebel Spring Games Friday with games against Thomas More (1 p.m.) and Catholic (3 p.m.).
At Winter Haven, Fla., Ben Rettenmeier pitched eight innings of five-hit, shutout ball on Thursday afternoon to lead Wartburg College of Iowa to a 6-0 victory over Husson University of Bangor.
Rettenmeier struck out five and walked four before Gavin Nadermann worked a scoreless ninth for the Knights.
Kyle Bishop singled twice among six hits for the Eagles. Pat McEwen allowed eight hits and four earned runs in six innings for Husson. Casey Estes then pitched three shutout innings.
Ryan Powers drove in two runs with a pair of singles for Wartburg, while Ryan Kemp provided a double and two RBIs.
At Oswego, N.Y., Oswego State scored three unanswered third-period goals to overcome a two-goal deficit and beat Bowdoin College of Brunswick in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament.
The Lakers (21-6-2) advance to Sunday’s 3 p.m. game at Babson College. The Polar Bears close the season at 17-9-2.
Trailing 3-1, Oswego State came to life in the third period. David Titanic and Mike Montagna scored goals 38 seconds apart to tie the contest at the 8:59 mark.
Then, with 2:20 remaining, Alex Botten scored off a Titanic assist to give the Lakers the margin of victory. Botten also had a second-period goal and Matt Zawadzki made 27 saves.
Jay Livermore, Matt Rubinoff and Harry Matheson tallied a goal apiece for Bowdoin. Max Fenkell made 32 saves.
At Kansas City, Andrew Wiggins had 30 points, eight rebounds and three steals to lead the Jayhawks past the Cowboys in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament.
Wayne Selden Jr. added 14 points and Tarik Black matched a career best with 12 rebounds as top-seeded Kansas (24-8) advances to face fourth-seeded Iowa State (24-7) in Friday’s semifinals. Perry Ellis tipped in the tiebreaking points with 2:26 remaining in the extra session as part of a game-ending 9-0 burst.
Le’Bryan Nash had 19 points and seven rebounds and Phil Forte III added 16 points for eighth-seeded Oklahoma State (21-12). Marcus Smart recorded 14 points and seven rebounds and Markel Brown added 12 points.
Wiggins had 13 first-half points as the Jayhawks led 32-23 at the break. Kansas was up 11 early in the second half before Oklahoma State used a 14-5 burst to move within 43-41 on Forte’s 3-pointer with 13 minutes remaining.
The Cowboys trailed by eight before scoring seven straight points in a 24-second span to pull within 57-56 with 6:33 remaining in regulation and eventually held a 67-65 lead after Brown’s 3-pointer with 1:30 left. Wiggins hit the tying basket 26 seconds later and Forte’s 3-pointer in the opening minute marked Oklahoma State’s lone points of the overtime as Kansas controlled the extra session.