June 20, 2018
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O’Neil, Nason pitch Husson baseball to sweep of UMF


BANGOR, Maine — Dennis O’Neil fashioned a four-hit shutout in a 1-0 victory in the first game, then Tim Nason spaced five hits in the Eagles’ 2-1 win in the nightcap as Husson swept a North Atlantic Conference doubleheader from the University of Maine-Farmington.

In the opener, O’Neill (2-2) struck out two and walked one for the Eagles (16-9, 11-4 NAC). Dylan Foster singled twice among only three hits for Husson against the Beavers’ Jimmy Neal, who pitched a three-hitter with six strikeouts and posted a double.

The Eagles scored in the third when Foster got aboard on an infield single and came all the way around to score on an error.

In Game 2, Nason (4-0) fanned two and walked one. Foster collected three singles and J.T. Whitten added two singles for Husson. Foster’s infield hit in the seventh inning plated the winning run.

Jory Humphrey took the loss, spacing seven hits. Dustin McCrossin provided an RBI single, while Grayson Beressi singled twice.

NEC 7-5, Thomas 3-4

At Waterville, the Pilgrims swept a North Atlantic Conference twinbill from the host Terriers.

In the first game, Eric Johnson allowed only five hits and three runs while going the distance. Kevin Caputo had two singles and two RBIs and Vincent Backert singled twice and drove in a run for New England College.

Tim Locke led Thomas with a double, a single and an RBI.

In the nightcap, which went nine innings, Scott Fortune reached on an error, allowing Backert to score the winning run.

Jordan Hubbard drove in three runs with a double and single to pace the Pilgrims. Chris Smith singled three times, while Backert and Francesco Dire each doubled and singled to support winning pitcher Brandon Quirk.

Derek Kane’s two singles and two RBIs paced Thomas, while Nik Beeson and Jake Stilphen contributed a single and an RBI each. Reliever Isiah Fleming took the loss.


Husson 6-7, Bowdoin 5-6

At Bangor, the Eagles scored three times in the sixth to win the first game, then rallied for three runs in the seventh inning of the nightcap to complete the sweep of the Polar Bears.

In Game 1, Lyndsey Merrill and Casey Lopes stroked run-scoring singles and Jess Poulin poked the game-winning RBI double in the sixth. Kayla Merrill had two singles for Husson (17-7), while Lyndsey Merrill and Lopes each added another single.

Amanda Ryan (8-5) spread out 11 hits and gave up only two earned runs for the Eagles.

Katie Gatelyn doubled and singled with an RBI to pace Bowdoin College of Brunswick (16-10), while Emily Griffin, Siena Mitman and Cielle Collins chipped in with two singles apiece.

In the second game, Christine Connors’ RBI single highlighted the winning three-run rally in the seventh for Husson. Lyndsey Merrill (double) and Lopes had RBI hits in the uprising.

Lopes added another double and a single and Merrill also singled with an RBI.

Alannah Healy (1-0) got the win with three innings of six-hit relief.

Marisa O’Toole paced Bowdoin with a double, a single and two RBIs. Gately hit a solo homer and a single.

MMA 9-8, UMPI 1-3

At Castine, Abby Yeo pitched a one-hit shutout in the opener and Erica Taylor fired a six-hitter in the second game as the Mariners swept the Owls.

In Game 1, Yeo (2-6) struck out eight and walked one for Maine Maritime Academy (4-12). Hayley Rae knocked in three runs with a double and three singles and scored three times, while Andi Flannery tripled and singled. Yeo added a triple and an RBI.

Taylor Cochran’s single was the only hit for the University of Maine-Presque Isle (4-18).

In Game 2, Taylor (2-6) fanned six and walked two to get the win. Rae stroked two doubles and a single good for four RBIs, while Taylor (RBI) doubled and singled.

Brittany Luetjen hit a run-scoring double while Shannon Brown and Kathryn Patenaude each had two singles for the Owls.

UMF, Thomas split

At Waterville, Kennadi Grover’s RBI double in the sixth plated the winning run in the Beavers’ 5-3 victory in Game 1.

Thomas took the nightcap 6-2.

In the opener, Emily Soule spread out 10 hits and struck out four to get the win. Hannah Lust (2 RBIs) and Grover each doubled and singled for the University of Maine-Farmington (5-5).

Shelby Bryant hit three singles and Katie Clark had two hits.

Alyssa Eugley hit a solo home run and single to propel Thomas (9-10). Courtney Veilleux and Kae Thibodeau each posted two singles.

In Game 2, Faith Robinson worked around 10 hits with six strikeouts to key the Terriers.

Courtney Veilleux (RBI) hit two singles and Kelsey Crowe cranked a two-run home run.

Amy Jones led UMF with a double and two singles and Shelby Bryant singled twice while Clark and Grove hit run-scoring doubles.

Men’s Lacrosse

UMF 10, Husson 8

At Kents Hill, Jake Linkletter’s second goal of the game late in the third quarter helped the Beavers overcome the Eagles in a NAC contest.

Brandon Melville sparked the University of Maine-Farmington (3-6, 3-4 NAC) with four goals and an assist. Nathan Chase tallied a goal and three assists, while T.C. Peters, Sean Berce and Mike Foley had a goal and an assist apiece. Ben Altmaier made 10 saves.

Nolan Brown was the catalyst for Husson (3-7, 3-4 NAC) with three goals and two assists. Brandon Corbo had a goal and an assist, while Vinny Visconti, Mark Nardelli, Brett Martin and Kevin Nolan netted one goal apiece.

Eric Lund made 10 saves.


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