April 26, 2018
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Husson baseball team picks up three conference victories


BANGOR — The Husson University Eagles recorded three conference victories over the weekend after sweeping New England College in a doubleheader on Saturday and splitting a Sunday twinbill with the Pilgrims at the Winkin Complex.

Husson beat NEC 7-0 and 3-0 on Saturday and dropped Sunday’s first game 4-2 before rebounding to win the second 14-5.

Husson is now 8-8 overall and 5-4 in the North Atlantic Conference while NEC is 3-8 and 1-3.

On Saturday, Brandon Reilly and Pat McEwen each pitched a four-hit shutout to lead the Eagles to a league sweep of the Pilgrims.

In the opener, Reilly allowed only four singles and logged five strikeouts and three walks while going the distance.

Dylan Foster hit a triple and two singles with an RBI to spark Husson and J.T. Whitten doubled and singled with one RBI. Dennis Meehan stroked a two-run single and Ben McLain tripled in a run.

Chris Smith, Jordan Hubbard and Scott Fortune singled for NEC behind losing pitcher Eric Johnson, who fanned 11.

In Game 2, McEwen spaced four singles and registered five strikeouts and a walk to complete the back-to-back shutouts.

Foster laced a triple and two RBI singles and Meehan had a run-scoring single for the Eagles.

Brandon Adorno, Eric Johnson and Francesco Dire singled behind losing pitcher Christopher Smith, who scattered six hits.

In Sunday’s first game, Brandon Quirk scattered six hits and two runs while walking just two to give the Pilgrims the iwn.

J.T. Whitten drove in both of Husson’s runs, one on a fielder’s choice and the other on a single.

In the second game, Cody McInnis sparked Husson with four RBIs and the Eagles scored four runs in the first inning and eight more in the second.

Pat Thibodeau chipped in with three singles and an RBI for Husson while Kyle Bishop added a double and two RBIs. Whitten and Brandon Gendreau each added two hits and an RBI.

Christopher Smith sparked NEC with a double, two singles and an RBI.

Castleton 5-5, UMF 1-4

At Auburn, Mass., the Spartans remained atop the North Atlantic Conference standings on Saturday with a sweep of the Beavers.

In the opener, Sam Spencer pitched a four-hitter to lead the Spartans. Dan Errico doubled and singled with an RBI to head the offense, while Tyler Lord singled twice. Soren Pelz-Walsh and Jim Buckley each hit a run-scoring single.

Dustin McCrossin tripled for the University of Maine-Farmington to support losing pitcher Mark Leahy.

In Game 2, Macyn Clifford’s RBI double keyed a three-run fifth inning that provided the winning margin for Castleton State.

Jimmy Neal belted a two-run home run and a two-run double to propel the Beavers, who also received a triple and a double from Ben Keene and two singles from McCrossin. Ryan Camire took the loss.


UMaine loses two

At Albany, N.Y., Maine (13-11 overall, 5-3 America East) dropped two of three games against Albany (12-7, 3-3) over the weekend. Maine won the first game of a doubleheader Sunday 3-0 in nine innings before losing the second 6-4.

Albany won Saturday’s game 4-0.

Hannah Hill tossed nine innings of eight-hit shutout ball with 11 strikeouts to spark Maine’s Sunday win.

The Bears scored all three runs in the ninth inning, the first on an error, the second on a Jean Stevens double and the third on Samantha Ralphs’ bunt single.

In the second game, Kelly Costello hit a solo home run in in the second and Elizabeth Snow added an RBI single en route to the victory. Snow added a two-run double in the third.

Nikki Byron hit an RBI single for Maine in the second and the Bears added three more runs in the fourth when Ralphs hit an RBI double and Jessica Burk added a run-scoring single.

In Saturday’s game, Brittany MacFawn pitched a two-hit shutout that included 10 strikeouts and one walk.
UMaine managed only singles by Felicia Lennon and EmJ Fogel to back losing pitcher Alexis Bogdanovich, who allowed nine hits and four runs with one strikeout.
Charlise Castro hit a two-run home run and Vicky McFarland had a solo shot for Albany. Kelly Costello tripled and double, Lauren Alcorn doubled and singled and Marlin Solano posted two singles.

Husson sweeps Castleton

At Bangor, Husson (10-4) opened its North Atlantic conference schedule by sweeping Castleton State (1-7) Sunday, 9-3 and 11-3 in five innings.

In the first game, Kayla Merrill singled twice and drove in three runs to spark the Eagles. Jess Poulin chipped in with a double and two singles while Haley Spiers added a single and two RBIs and Lyndsey Merrill had a triple and RBI.

Amanda Ryan (4-3) earned the win by scattering 10 hits, walking three and striking out eight.

Tori Fearon doubled twice and singled for Castleton and Brittany Brayman added three singles and two RBIs.

In the second game, Sami Schultz paced the Eagles with a three-run homer and single while Lyndsey Merrill added a two-run shot and single. Winning pitcher Kayla Merrill (6-1) aided her own cause with two singles and an RBI.

Kristi Lawless singled and doubled for Castleton and Brayman had two singles and an RBI.

Women’s Lacrosse

NEC 14, UM-Farmington 13

At Henniker, N.H., Emily Bamberger’s goal with 2:30 remaining gave the Pilgrims the margin of victory in Saturday’s North Atlantic Conference game.

Jacquelyn Lane led New England College (2-7, 2-0 NAC) with four goals and an assist, Allison Granata provided three goals and an assist and Alexa Tardiff added two goals and an assist. Mackenzie Meegan made 15 saves.

Ayla Allen registered six goals and an assist to spark the University of Maine-Farmington (2-5, 0-2 NAC). Mara Balboni scored three times, Jaclyn Langevin netted two goals and Alaina Shorey and Maddi Kadnar added one each. Hannah Goodenow made 21 saves.

Men’s Lacrosse

NEC 19, Husson 7

At Henniker, N.H., Adam Shute notched seven goals on Saturday to power the Pilgrims to a North Atlantic Conference win over the Eagles.

Garrett Naimie had two goals and two assists and Nick Herzog provided two goals and an assist for New England College (8-1, 3-0 NAC). Chris Galluzzo and Cody Kitson combined to make 13 saves.

Kevin Nolan led Husson University of Bangor (3-4, 3-1 NAC) with three goals, while Brandon Corbo had a goal and two assists and Vinny Visconti contributed a goal and an assist. Nolan Brown and Brett Martin chipped in a goal each to support Eric Lund (20 saves) and Tom Lapage.

UMF 11, Lyndon State 4

At Gorham, the University of Maine at Farmington got hat tricks from seniors Brandon Melville and Jake Linkletter and sophomore Nathan Chase en route to the win on Saturday.

Melville also had two assists. Sean Berce added two goals and two assists and goalie Ben Altmaier had six saves.

Colin Young paced Lyndon with two goals.

MMA 20, Green Mountain 5

At Castine on Saturday, Brady Harrison tallied four goals and two assists as the Mariners earned a North Atlantic Conference victory over the the Eagles.

Nicholas Betti and Bronson Guimond had three goals and an assist each and Peter Moore logged two goals and four assists for Maine Maritime Academy (3-4, 3-0 NAC). Cameron Wyman (assist), Tim Grant and A.J. Larrabee scored two goals apiece, Nick Snelling posted a goal and three assists and Wade Severance chipped in a goal and an assist.

Jack Tragert added an assist to support James Wilgus and Gavin Cote, who teamed up to make four saves.

Charlie Petrick’s three goals led Green Mountain (0-7, 0-3 NAC), while Mike Smith scored two. Luke Carey made 12 saves.

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