LOWELL, Mass. — The University of Maine softball team extended its winning streak to four games on Saturday with an America East doubleheader sweep of UMass Lowell.
The Black Bears (12-9, 4-1 AE) won the first game 9-1 in six innings and took the second contest 12-9. Sunday’s game was postponed and no makeup date was announced.
In the opener, Alexis Bogdanovich pitched a six-hitter and struck out 10 to spark UMaine. Jessica Burk (home run, double) and Felicia Lennon (homer, single) each hit a two-run blast for the Bears, while EmJ Fogel stroked a two-run single
Alisha Welch hit two singles for UMass Lowell (4-15, 0-2 AE). Abby Jamieson provided an RBI single.
In game two, Kristen Koslosky had an RBI single during a four-run sixth inning that rallied UMaine to victory. Koslosky added a double, a single and two runs scored.
Lennon drove in three runs with a two-run homer and a single for the Bears, who received two singles and two RBIs from Dagmar Ralphs, a two-run home run and a run-scoring walk by Maddie Moore and two singles from Jean Stevens.
Starter Hannah Hill allowed eight hits and four earned runs and struck out 12.
Brianna Martin led the River Hawks with a triple, a double and three RBIs and Ariana Darcy plated three runs with a double and a single.
Castleton sweeps Husson
At the Winkin Complex in Bangor on Saturday, the Spartans won all three games of a North Atlantic Conference tripleheader against the Eagles by scores of 8-4, 5-1 and 6-2.
In Game 1, Macyn Clifford singled twice with two RBIs while Dan Errico, Tyler Hoare and Taylor Vile posted two singles and an RBI apiece to pace Castleton State (6-4, 3-0 NAC). Steven Jurkiewicz got the win on the mound.
Dennis Meehan hit a solo homer while Dylan Foster and Jordan Carter each singled twice for Husson (3-7, 0-3 NAC) to back losing pitcher Brandon Reilly.
In Game 2, Samuel Spencer fired a one-hitter with five strikeouts and three walks to lead the Spartans. Joe Borowski cranked a three-run homer while Errico had a double and two RBIs among only four hits.
Brandon Gendreau hit a solo home run for the Eagles to support Pat McEwen, who struck out two and walked four.
In the finale, Allen White drove in three runs with a double and a single as Castleton completed the sweep. Vile and Soren Pelz-Walsh had two singles each in support of starter and winner Adam Greenlese, who gave up five hits and two runs in 5⅔ innings.
Darik Messier’s RBI double and Dan Whitney’s run-scoring single paced Husson. Dennis O’Neil suffered the defeat.
Castleton St. 22, UMF 3
At Bangor on Saturday, Castleton State scored nine unanswered goals in the first quarter en route to a North Atlantic Conference win over the University of Maine-Farmington.
Zach Davidson racked up six goals and six assists for the Spartans (4-3, 3-0 NAC). Alex Green charted three goals and five assists, while Nikolas Rancourt and Austin Titus each finished with three goals. Peter Latulippe was credited with four stops for the Spartans.
T.C. Peters, Sean Berce and Jack Linkletter each finished with a goal for the Beavers (0-3, 0-2 NAC). Peters and Berce each added an assist. Ben Altmaier recorded 15 saves.
MMA 19, Lyndon State 1
At Castine on Saturday, Nicholas Betti, Nick Snelling, Bronson Guimond, Peter Moore and Cameron Wyman all recorded hat tricks in Maine Maritime Academy’s 19-1 NAC victory over Lyndon State.
Brady Harrison, Justin Lovely, Tim Grant and Justin Hockney all scored once for the Mariners (2-4, 2-0 NAC). Snelling dished out three assists, while Guimond, Lovely, Moore and Grant each had two.
James Wilgus made seven saves and Gavin Cote posted three for MMA.
Colin Young netted the lone goal for the Hornets (0-9, 0-2 NAC) on an assist from Billy Bazyk. Marcus Bessette stopped 15 shots and Shane Morin had three.
Husson 12, Green Mountain 4
At Castleton, Vt., on Sunday, Kevin Nolan scored two of Husson’s third-quarter goals en route to the Eagles’ third straight win.
Vinny Visconti and Brandon Corbo sparked Husson (3-2 overall, 3-0 North Atlantic Conference) with three goals each and Nolan Brown added two. Brown also had two assists. Eric Lund, Tom Lepage and Andrew Tarr split time in goal and combined on five saves.
Mike Smith had three goals for Green Mountain and Luke Carey had 10 saves.
Husson 12, Colby-Sawyer 11
At New London, N.H., Alissa Fallon scored as time expired to lift the Eagles to a come-from-behind North Atlantic Conference win over the Chargers.
Fallon finished with five goals for Husson University of Bangor (1-5, 1-0 NAC). Hailey Thibeau had two goals, while Mariah Carrier, Michaela Bicknell, Abi Staab, Mattie Russell and Caitlyn Stauffer tallied a goal apiece. Kaitlin Dolloff made 10 saves for her first college win.
Carly Baker paced Colby-Sawyer (2-4, 0-1 NAC) with four goals, while Sara Berry and Alyssia Janak netted two each. Kellie Lander made 16 saves.
Castleton St. 19, UMF 5
At Castleton, Vt., Brianna Mackay registered five goals and two assists and Amanda Flodstrom posted five goals and an assist in the Spartans’ North Atlantic Conference win over the Beavers.
Kim Gosselin provided three goals and two assists for Castleton State (2-4, 1-0 NAC). Rachel Bombardier and Meghan Els combined for five saves.
Jaclyn Langevin and Ayla Allen netted two goals each for the University of Maine-Farmington (2-2, 0-1 NAC). Mara Balboni scored once and Hannah Goodenow came up with 11 saves.