UMaine baseball team shuts out UM-Presque Isle

Posted April 29, 2014, at 8:08 p.m.
Last modified April 29, 2014, at 11:08 p.m.
Logan Fullmer
Logan Fullmer

ORONO, Maine — Starting pitcher Logan Fullmer worked five scoreless innings and combined with three teammates on a shutout as the University of Maine earned a 12-0 baseball victory over the University of Maine-Presque Isle at Mahaney Diamond.

The Division I Black Bears collected 17 hits against the Owls, who compete in the Division III ranks.

Fullmer (3-1), a sophomore right-hander, set the tone on the mound, allowing only three hits while striking out seven and walking two. Jake Marks pitched two scoreless innings, giving up three hits, while Steve Trask and Chris Piteo each went an inning.

UMaine (18-23) was sparked offensively by junior Brian Doran, who knocked in four runs with a double and two singles, including a two-run single in the hosts’ four-run third inning that made it 9-0.

Shane Bussey plated two runs with a double and a single, while Colin Gay (double) and Patrick Coughlin each provided two hits and an RBI. Scott Heath of Westbrook belted a two-run home run while Alex Calbick added a single and a sacrifice fly.

UMPI (1-27) posted nine hits against the Bears. Josiah Brazier and Mitch Thayer each stroked a pair of singles to lead the way.

Starting pitcher Dylan Worster (0-6) was saddled with the loss after giving up eight hits and nine runs (six earned) in the first three innings. Lucas Molloy and Ghazaleh Sailors, the only female playing college baseball in the United States this season, each pitched a scoreless inning for the Owls.

Sailors gave up a double and hit a batter during her stint, but escaped with her second shutout inning in two seasons against UMaine.

UMPI committed three errors, while the Bears did not have any.

UMaine jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Troy Black singled to right and advanced on Doran’s single to left-center, then Heath bunted and reached on an error.

Calbick hit a sac fly and Gay singled to left for the second run.

The Bears made it 5-0 in the second inning. Sam Balzano worked a one-out walk and stole second, then rode home when Doran drilled a double to left-center with two out.

Heath followed with a two-run blast to right field.

UMaine kept the momentum going in the third inning. Gay doubled, then Bussey rapped a run-scoring double to left with two outs. Bussey moved up on a wild pitch, Balzano walked, then Black reached on an error, which produced a run.

After Black stole second, Doran brought home two runs with a single to left.

The Bears added three in the fourth, with Coughlin providing an RBI single.

UMaine’s Thursday game at Manhattan College was canceled, so the Bears return to action Saturday, opening a three-game America East series at Stony Brook (N.Y.).

UMPI is scheduled to host Eastern Maine Community College for a Saturday doubleheader.

 

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