WATERVILLE, Maine — Five Colby College pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout and leading hitter Matt Treveloni added three more hits for the Mules in a 5-0 win against Thomas College on Thursday at Coombs Field at the Colby Baseball/Softball Complex.
Colby (8-17 overall) and the Terriers (3-25) were scoreless after five innings. The Mules had two runs in the sixth, another pair in the seventh, and a lone run in the eighth inning.
Ben Coleman, Matt Garcia, and Andrew Della Volpe all had two hits, one run, and one RBI for the Mules. Ryder Arsenault and Wililam Wessman both had one hit and one RBI.
Darren Kelly and Jordan Gibson both went 1-for-2 for the Terriers, who got a strong performance out of junior pitcher Matt Rutherford. He went four innings, did not allow a run, and gave up five hits.
Dan Schoenfeld, the third pitcher of the day for the Mules, earned the win by pitching the sixth and seventh innings. Taimu Ito struck out three and walked one in the opening three innings. John Baron went two innings until Schoenfeld took over. Emery Dinsmore and Jackson Ward each pitched one inning.
Colby got the runs it would need in the sixth inning. Andrew Sterup walked to lead off the frame and then stole second base. Della Volpe singled to push Sterup to third base. After the first out of the inning, Ryder Arsenault had a sacrifice fly to right field to bring in Sterup. Wessman followed with a a single to left field to bring in the second run.
The Mules also started the seventh with a walk to Coleman, who stole second base. Coleman moved to third on a ground out and scored when Garcia doubled to left field. Della Volpe’s two-out single brought in Garcia to make it 4-0.
Noah Paredes tripled to left field with one out in the eighth inning. Coleman brought him home with a sacrifice fly to center field for the final run.
Treveloni also had two stolen bases on the day to go with his three hits.
Isaiah Arana and Grant Corbett had the other hits for Thomas. Corbett and Gibson both had a stolen base.