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STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph’s College (12-5) swept a non-conference baseball doubleheader with UMaine-Farmington (4-7) at Larry Mahaney Diamond on Monday afternoon. The Monks defeated the Beavers 6-5 and 5-0 and have now won eight-consecutive games.
GAME TWO: Saint Joseph’s 5, UMaine-Farmington 0:
The Monks’ pitching staff set the tone in the nightcap, as three hurlers combined to allow three hits and one walk while fanning 13 batters in a dominant effort.
Saint Joseph’s grabbed a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first, when junior left fielder Jared Gagne (Dover, N.H.) reached on an error and scored on a sac fly off the bat of sophomore Ben Gravel (Rochester, N.H.). In the third inning, the Monks doubled their advantage when Martin doubled and scored on an infield error.
St. Joe’s tacked on another run in the fourth, when Gagne reached with a bunt single and scored on a double play. The Monks capped the game scoring in the bottom of the fifth, when the hosts scored twice on a pair of bases-loaded walks.
ON THE MOUND – SAINT JOSEPH’S:
· Senior starter Steven Albert (Worcester, Mass.) tossed three shutout innings with six strikeouts while allowing a hit and a walk
· Sophomore southpaw Roderick Maynard (Baldwin, Maine) struck out six and allowed one hit over three innings and picked up the victory in relief
· Freshman Jonathan Marchia (Chicopee, Mass.) allowed a hit and struck out one in an inning of relief
ON THE MOUND – UMAINE-FARMINGTON:
· Carter took the start on the hill and suffered the loss after allowing five runs (four earned) off six hits and three walks with a pair of punch-outs over 4.1 innings
· Freshman Nate Goodine (Jay, Maine) walked a pair and fanned one in 2/3 inning of relief
· Senior Ethan Nash (Westbrook, Maine) allowed a hit and a walk with one strikeout in the sixth inning
OFF THE BAT – SAINT JOSEPH’S:
· Junior shortstop Joey Murphy (Derry, N.H.) went 2-3 with a stolen base and an RBI
· Gagne was 1-2 with two runs, an RBI, and a pair of walks
· Martin went 1-2 with two runs, a double, and two walks
· Freshman catcher Matthew Martinello (Woodbridge, Conn.) notched his first NCAA hit – a double to left-center in the bottom of the second inning
· Freshman Dylan Fournier (South Windsor, Conn.) was 1-2 with a double
OFF THE BAT – MAINE-FARMINGTON:
· Sophomore third baseman Chase Malloy (Madison, Maine) was 1-2 with a double
With the wins, Saint Joseph’s improves to 64-13 since the 1983 season.
Saint Joseph’s will host Colby College tomorrow at 4:00 PM. UMaine-Farmington will play a pair of North Atlantic Conference (NAC) games at Husson University on Wednesday starting at 2:00 PM.