AUBURNDALE, Florida – The Thomas College baseball team split a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) doubleheader with the University of Maine at Farmington on Monday afternoon at Lake Myrtle Park.
The Beavers opened the day with a 9-2 victory while the Terriers responded with a 7-4 win in game two. Following the two games, the Terriers now sit at 1-10 (1-1 NAC) on the season while the Beavers move to 1-2 (1-1 NAC).
Me.-Farmington 9, Thomas 2
The Terriers struck first in the bottom of the second as an RBI single from Isaiah Arana (Orlando, Fla.) plated Riley Simonetti (Minneapolis, Minn.).
The Beavers offense showed life in the top of the fourth they put two runners on with two outs. Derek Bowen hit an RBI single to score Jordan Croteau to tie the game up at 1-1. Mark Leahy followed with a double down the left field line to score Bowen and Chad Snowman to take a 3-1 lead.
Thomas pushed a run across in the bottom half of the inning as Rett Adams (Atlanta, Ga.) singled Jaicob Flores (Kingsville, Texas) in after he reached on a single of his own.
UMF pitcher Riley Chickering settled down after the fourth, holding the Terriers scoreless over the next two innings.
The Beavers added another run in the top of the sixth as Snowman smashed a solo homerun to left field to take a 4-2 lead. The offense continued in the seventh as the Beavers exploded for five runs highlighted by RBI singles from Trevor Hisler, Crouteau, and Snowman, finishing the scoring at 9-2.
Adams went 2-for-3 at the plate for Thomas with one RBI. Kyle Fletcher (Monmouth, Maine) threw six innings on the mound, allowing six runs (five earned) on six hits and striking out four.
Chickering threw six innings, allowing seven hits and two runs. Snowman had a big game for the Beavers going 3-for-4 with two RBI. He also pitched an inning in relief, giving up one hit.