AUBURNDALE, Florida — The University of Maine-Farmington baseball team recorded 14 hits in the first game and 11 in the second to earn a doubleheader sweep of D’Youville (N.Y.) College, 16-8 and 9-1,Thursday in the RussMatt Invitational.
Dustin McCrossin, Ben Keene, Grayson Beressi,Jimmy Parks and Mark Leahy each drove in two runs to spark the Beavers (6-2) in the first game. Beressi and Parks each notched three singles while McCrossin and Leahy each had two. Keene and Sean Cabaniss each tripled.
Kyle Peterson (2-0) picked up the win for UMF after giving up seven hits, six runs and three walks. He struck out three.
Thomas Brummer tripled, singled twice and drove in three runs to lead the Spartans (0-9).
In the second game, UMF’s Riley Chickering (1-0) held the Spartans to five hits and a run to help UMF pick up its sixth win. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out two before Jory Humphrey came on to pitch a scoreless seventh.
Cabaniss and Tom Grady each drove in two runs with Grady collecting a triple and single. McCrossin added two hits and an RBI while Beressi doubled and drove in a run.
Nick Stimpfel singled twice for the Spartans and Matt Critelli had an RBI.
Thomas, Grove City split
At Auburndale, Florida, Derek Kane smacked an RBI double in Thomas’ two-run first inning and added a run-producing triple in its three-run second in a 6-3 victory over Grove City (Pa.) in the first game of a doubleheader.
Grove City won the second game 4-1.
Anree Benitez chipped in with two singles and an RBI for Thomas (3-5) in the first game while Zach Mathieu and Joe Quinlan each added a hit and an RBI.
Connor Hope notched the win for Terriers of Waterville with four hitless innings. He gave up a run while walking five and striking out two.
Travis Auth had an RBI for Grove City (11-5).
In the second game, John Bini shut down the Terriers as he scattered seven hits while walking two and striking out six.
Nolan Myers had a solo homer and singled to lead Grove City while Nolan Myers added a double and single.
Mathieu and Aron Smestad each notched two hits for Thomas while Kane added a hit and an RBI.
USM 7, Wisconsin-Oshkosh 4
At Winter Haven, Florida, senior right-hander Shyler Scates pitched a complete game as the University of Southern Maine Huskies held off the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Titans.
The win was the second straight for the Huskies and improved their overall record to 6-2. The Huskies are 4-2 to date on their annual spring trip. The Titans dropped their second straight game falling to 3-8 overall.
UMF drops two
At Clermont, Florida, Oswego State and St. Lawrence each recorded victories over UMaine-Farmington, 12-2 and 9-5, respectively.
In the first game, Erin Sweeney, homered, doubled and drove in four runs to lead Oswego (4-3). Tori Trovato added three hits and two RBIs and Ashley Lyman slammed a three-run homer.
Kyle Cunningham singled twice and drove in a run for UMF (1-9). Ashley Gleason chipped in with an RBI double and Alison Hamilton had two hits.
Kelsey Murphy doubled, singled and drove in three runs to spark St. Lawrence (5-5) in the second game. Mylea Mann chipped in with a double, single and two RBIs.
Cunningham recorded three hits and and an RBI to lead UMF. Meryl Bond chipped in with a single and a double while Haley Felkel and Tasha Deroche each had two singles.
USM splits twinbill
At Winter Garden, Florida, junior Danni Humphrey was 2-for-2 with four RBIs to lead the University of Southern Maine Huskies to a 7-4 win over the Union College Dutchwomen in their second game of the day to salvage a split at the Foundation Academy Fields.
Southern Maine fell 5-4 to the Elmhurst College Bluejays in its first game.
The loss to the Bluejays halted a five-game win streak for USM, but the win over Union lifted USM’s record to 8-2. Elmhurst improved to 6-5, while Union fell to 3-6.