May 20, 2018
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Husson baseball team sweeps Thomas


WATERVILLE — Evan Pelkey and Casey Estes combined on a two-hitter and J.T. Whitten and Brandon Gendreau had two hits each Tuesday as Husson University completed a North Atlantic Conference baseball sweep of Thomas College, by scores of 4-1 and 7-0.

In the nightcap, Pelkey gave up two hits, struck out seven and walked two over 6⅓ innings before Estes got the final two outs.

Husson (18-11, 13-4 NAC) broke a scoreless tie with a four-run fourth-inning rally featuring run-scoring singles by Seth Freudenberger and Gendreau, Whitten’s RBI double and an RBI fielder’s choice by Cody McInnis.

Whitten had a single to go with his double and Gendreau singled twice with each driving in a run. Kyle Bishop had a two-run triple.

Derek Kane and Ethan Henderson singled for Thomas (7-24, 6-10 NAC).

In the opener, Ryan Rebar went the distance, scattering seven hits and a run with three strikeouts and one walk.

Dylan Foster, Josh Gaudette (RBI) and Andrew Curran each had two singles for the Eagles.

Anree Benitez, Joe Quinlan and Kane had two hits each for Thomas. Kane and Peasley doubled and Nik Beeson had a sacrifice fly.

Women’s Lacrosse

UMF sweeps Husson

At Farmington, Emily Soule and Courtney Fowler combined to limit Husson University to three runs, leading the University of Maine-Farmington to a North Atlantic Conference sweep by scores of 5-2 and 2-1.

It was the Beavers’ first regular-season sweep of a league opponent since 2010.

In the first game, Soule pitched a six-hitter with six strikeouts for the Beavers. Kennadi Grover posted an RBI single, while Jillian Withee plated two runs with a single and a sacrifice fly. Hannah Lust also added a sac fly.

Amanda Ryan allowed nine hits and only two earned runs for Husson.

In Game 2, Amy Jones hit a solo home run in the sixth inning to provide the margin of victory. She also had an RBI single.

Fowler pitched six innings, spacing eight hits. Soule picked up the save.

Haley Spiers led the Eagles with a run-scoring single to support losing pitcher Kayla Merrill, who allowed five hits in six innings.

Thomas 21, NEC 9

At Waterville, Jennifer Day scored six goals and had an assist and Brittany Premo and Miranda Tinsman had five goals each as Thomas College beat New England College in a NAC game.

Jillian Lambert netted three goals for Thomas (7-5, 5-1 NAC). Katlyn Cash had a goal and two assists, Erin Nelligan had a goal and an assist and Joanna Murch had three assists. Allie McCarthy made 11 saves.

Allison Granata had two goals for New England College (5-11, 4-2 NAC) with Kate Levy, Kayla O’Connor, Gabriella Bigos, Emily Bamberger, Alexa Tardif, Elizabeth Bois and Jacquelyn Lane scoring the others.

Mackenzie Meegan made nine saves.


MMA earns win, tie

At Waterville, Erica Taylor’s single in the seventh inning drove in Andi Flannery to break a 5-5 tie. The teams battled to a 2-2, eight-inning tie in the second game, which was called because of darkness.

In the opener, Flannery and Taylor had two singles and an RBI each for 5-16 Maine Maritime Academy of Castine.

Taylor went the distance for the win, allowing nine hits and five runs (three earned) with two strikeouts and no walks.

Alyssa Eugley had three hits, including a solo homer, for 12-12 Thomas. Kelsey Crowe had a two-run homer and run-producing fielder’s choice. Lauren Hachey had two singles.

SMCC sweeps EMCC

At South Portland, Southern Maine Community College cruised to a doubleheader sweep of Eastern Maine Community College of Bangor, winning 12-4 in six innings and 17-10.

The Seawolves were paced by Roberta Trafton, who went 7-for-8 at the plate with five RBIs, seven runs scored and two stolen bases. SMCC stole 12 bases in the opener.


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