Husson pitchers shut out Thomas twice in NAC baseball sweep

Posted April 09, 2014, at 9:44 p.m.
Last modified April 09, 2014, at 10:27 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Tim Nason fired a five-hit shutout in the opener and three pitchers combined on a three-hit shutout in the second game as Husson University swept a North Atlantic Conference baseball doubleheader from Thomas College at the Winkin Complex.

The Eagles won the first game 6-0 and took the nightcap 10-0.

In the opener, Nason spaced five singles and issued two walks to pick up his third win.

Pat Thibodeau knocked in four runs with three singles and J.T. Whitten singled three times with an RBI to pace Husson (10-8, 7-4 NAC). Jordan Carter added an RBI single.

Tim Locke singled twice for Thomas College of Waterville (4-14, 3-3 NAC). James McLamb took the loss, going the distance.

In Game 2, Ryan Rebar worked five innings of scoreless, three-hit ball to set the pitching tone. Evan Pelkey and Kyle McLain each pitched a shutout inning of relief.

Josh Gaudette lined a two-run triple and had a run-scoring walk for Husson, while Kyle Bishop plated two runs with two singles. Dylan Foster (triple) and Thibodeau (double) each had two hits and an RBI. Andrew Curran added a two-run single.

Joe Quinlan hit two singles and Zack Groat doubled for Thomas to support starter and loser Tim Locke.

Softball

Husson 8-21, MMA 0-8

At Ritchie Field in Castine, Amanda Ryan pitched a six-hit shutout in the opener and Husson collected 22 hits in the second game to sweep a North Atlantic Conference doubleheader form Maine Maritime Academy.

In the opener, Ryan struck out nine and walked three while going the distance. Kayla Merrill hit a solo home run and two singles with another RBI to pace the offense for the Eagles of Bangor (12-4, 4-0 NAC).

Lyndsey Merrill smacked a solo home run and Casey Lopes posted a single and two RBIs for the winners.

Hayley Rae singled twice to lead the Mariners (2-8 0-4 NAC).

In Game 2, Haley Spiers drove in three runs with two doubles and two singles to power the Husson attack. Lopes provided a double and four singles with two RBIs, Kayla Merrill cranked two home runs with three RBIs, Chelsea Brennen (2 RBIs) homered and singled twice, and Allison Hill (2 RBIs) hit a homer and a single.

Kayla Merrill went the distance for the pitching win, giving up 12 hits and striking out 10.

Losing pitcher Erica Taylor plated four runs for MMA with a home run and a double, while Abby Yeo had a homer, a double and a single with two RBIs. Andi Flannery added two singles (RBI).

Men’s Lacrosse

MMA 10, Husson 7

At Bangor, Bronson Guimond tallied three goals and an assist as the Mariners beat the Eagles in NAC play.

Brady Harrison scored twice for Maine Maritime Academy of Castine (5-4, 3-0 NAC), while Peter Moore (assist), Nicholas Betti, Nick Snelling, Justin Lovely and A.J. Larrabee added a goal apiece. James Wilgus had five saves.

Brando Corbo led Husson (3-4, 3-2 NAC) with two goals and an assist. Vinny Visconti scored twice, while Brett Martin (assist), Nolan Brown and Kevin Nolan each scored a goal. Eric Lund made 11 saves.

Thomas 9, UMF 8

At Waterville, Gunnar Shelton’s fourth goal of the game with 3:30 remaining gave the Terriers the margin of victory in a North Atlantic Conference win over the Beavers.

Derek Driscoll scored two goals for Thomas (3-6, 3-2 NAC), while Jesse Evans provided a goal and an assist. Jordan Marino and Bryan Ferris added a goal each to back goalie Carlos Cardona, who made 11 saves.

Brandon Melville sparked the University of Maine-Farmington (1-6, 1-4 NAC) with two goals and three assists. Jake Linkletter and Casey Wrigley tallied two goals each while Michael Keim and Mike Foley added one apiece.

Ben Altmaier made 21 saves for the Beavers.

Women’s Lacrosse

USM 24, UMF 4

At Gorham, Rosie Forster and Sam Campobasso registered three goals and two assists each as the Huskies rolled past the Beavers.

Jenna Cyr, Shelby Turcotte and Sarah Pelligrinelli scored three goals apiece, with Jacki Kelly (1 assist), Shauna Robert and Nichole Laplante netting two each for the University of Southern Maine (3-5). Kim Vogel and Caley Presby combined to make three saves.

Jaclyn Langevin scored twice for the University of Maine-Farmington (2-7), while Mara Balboni and Ayla Allen chipped in with a goal each. Hannah Goodenow posted 12 saves.

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