QUEENS, New York – The University of Maine baseball team looked to bounce back from the double-header sweep by the Red Storm of St. John’s University on Sunday but were held scoreless for seven innings as the Red Storm built up a lead on two huge innings, and would end up taking the game by a score of 15-1.
The Red Storm showed their offensive strength once again as they scored five runs in the bottom of the first, and four more in the bottom of the third, to lead early 9-0 after three innings of play.
Nick Silva lasted only 2.1 innings as Maine’s starter, allowing nine hits, three runs, and eight earned runs in his first loss of the season, bringing his record to 1-1.
The Red Storm would tally one more run in the fourth, and two more in the sixth and seventh to lead by a total of 14-0 after seven full innings of play.
The Black Bears would answer back in the eighth inning, as Hernen Sardinas would put the ball into play for Maine, and a throwing error would send him to second, and score Colin Ridley, to give Maine their first run of the game.
A Red Storm run in the bottom of the eighth would put the lead back to 14 runs for St. John’s, as the game would end by a final score of 15-1.