|University of Maine||University of Hartford|
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – The University of Maine baseball team put six runs on the board in the second game of an America East doubleheader to win 6-1 on Saturday afternoon and avenge a 1-0 loss in the first game to Hartford at Fiondella Field.
In the first game of the day, the teams battled through seven scoreless innings of play. In a battle of pitchers, Nick Silva was strong for Maine in going up against Nicholas Dombkowski.
Faced with a runner on second in the fourth, he induced a fly ball and did the same with a runner on third in the bottom of the fifth. The junior forced a ground ball in the sixth to do the same. Walker, though, was finally able to solve Silva in the eighth when he sent a solo shot over the right field fence.
Silva ended up going 7.2 innings for Maine, allowing one earned run on five hits while striking out three and walking two. Domkowski pitched 8.0 innings for Hartford, allowing five hits while striking out six and walking one.
Christopher Bec doubled in the top of the second for the game’s first hit but he was stranded on second. It was Bec that singled to left in the seventh, stole second and made it to third on a sacrifice fly from Cody Pasic. Unfortunately, Bec was once again stranded.
Bec finished with two hits for Maine in the game while Jeremy Pena, Brandon Vicens and Kevin Doody had the others.