March 19, 2018
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Lyon pitches Husson to sweep of Colby


BANGOR — Kody Lyon worked nine innings over two games on Friday, helping Husson University earn a sweep of its softball doubleheader against Colby College of Waterville.

Lyon worked two scoreless innings in the Eagles’ 7-3 win in the opener, then scattered 13 hits while going the distance in their 10-4 victory in the nightcap.

In Game 1, Nicole Sargent singled three times with an RBI to pace the Eagles (7-5). Courtney Hill collected three singles, Brianna Webster singled twice and knocked in a run and Lona Sargent doubled and singled.

Lyon pitched the fourth and fifth innings as the Eagles extended a 3-2 lead to 7-3.

Meaghan Lewia sparked Colby College of Waterville (2-10) with a double, two singles and an RBI. Aimee Polimeno hit three singles and Erin Caputo doubled twice with an RBI.

In Game 2, the Eagles’ six-run first inning was the difference. Kayla Merrill stroked a two-run single and Ashley Smith had a run-scoring single, while Colby made two of its four errors.

Merrill hit another RBI single for Husson, while Webster logged two singles and an RBI. Smith chipped in with a second hit.

Lyon struck out four and walked three.

Carolyn Bennett singled three times and Lindsay Peterson plated two runs with a double and a single for the Mules. Erica Pulford and Caputo each singled twice.

Tufts 8, Bowdoin 0
At Medford, Mass., Jo Clair launched a pair of two-run home runs and Allyson Fournier allowed only one hit in five innings as 23rd-ranked Tufts rolled by Bowdoin.
Fournier was perfect through three innings for 12-3 Tufts before she walked Hillary
Smith in the fourth and Caroline Dewar followed with a bunt single.
Bowdoin is now 12-5.

UMPI gains split
At Nashua, N.H., Kellie Peers singled three times, including a two-run single in the second inning, to help the Owls earn a split of their doubleheader against the Eagles while snapping a nine-game losing streak.

UMaine-Presque Isle (2-15) won the nightcap 5-1 after Daniel Webster took the opener 9-1.

In Game 2, Peers’ clutch hit and a two-run single in the seventh by Bethany Lord were the key blows. Kathleen Higgins racked up three hits to back winning pitcher Krista Coffin.

Skye Ferland tripled for the Eagles (3-10).

In the first game, Amy Waller (four runs scored) and Lauren Chesnulevich (three RBI) each registered four hits to power Daniel Webster.

Courtney Bishop took the loss for UMPI.


St. Joseph’s 13, UMPI 2
At Bellerose, N.Y., the Owls committed five errors as they dropped to 2-16 with a loss to the Bears.

Carlos Villoria hit a two-run double for UMaine-Presque Isle to make it 5-2, but St. Joseph’s of Brooklyn, N.Y., tallied two runsin the seventh and six more in the eighth.

St. Joseph’s 5, UMass Boston 0
At Standish, Joe Gruntkosky scattered five hits and a walk and struck out 10 in eight innings to spark the Monks to victory in their home opener.

Gruntkosky outdueled Michael Boughton, who had his perfect-game bid ended on Nic Lops’ leadoff single in the sixth. Sam Butts’ single plated the only run Saint Joseph’s would need.

Lops later added an RBI double and Dan Achorn hit a run-scoring double for the 12-2 Monks.

Dominic Morbidelli and Mike Mattei singled for UMass Boston (8-6).
Trinity 7, Colby 5
At Waterville, Michael Rueger hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning to snap a scoreless tie and lift Trinity (12-5) by Bates.
Jason Buco hit a solo homer for 7-6 Colby in the fifth inning and added another run in the seventh when Buco reached on a walk and later scored on an error. Colby added two more runs in the eighth on an RBI single by Nathan Ellis. Buco stole home for the other run.
Colby threatened in the ninth and scored one run on a sacrfice fly by Mike Mastrocola. Nik Atsalis scored the run after doubling and advancing on a wild pitch.

Tufts 8, Bates 2
At Lewiston, Tufts (9-3) scored three runs in the third inning, highlighted by doubles from Eric Weikert and Wade Hauser, en route to the victory over Bates.
Bates (11-5) scored its first run in the sixth inning as Nate Pajka drew a leadoff walk, advanced to third on single by Kevin McGregor and scored on Ryan Sonberg’s sacrifice bunt. Steve Burke’s RBI double in the eighth accounted for Bates’ second run.

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