CASTLETON, Vt. — Nate Adams pitched a four-hitter, striking out three and walking three, to lead Husson University to a 4-1 baseball victory Friday in the first game of a North East Athletic Conference doubleheader.
Castleton State won the second game 8-0.
In the opener, Husson (13-13, 10-5 NEAC) scored twice in the first inning and Adams (4-3) made them stand up.
Jake Arthers paced the Eagles with a double, a single and two RBIs. Kyle Vanidestine (two runs scored) and Cody McInnis each singled twice.
David Brandt posted two singles and two RBIs to lead Castleton State (18-10, 13-1 NEAC)
In the nightcap, Adam Greenlese fashioned a two-hit shutout as the Spartans earned a split. He struck out five and did not walk a batter.
Peter Wagner rapped two doubles and a single with three RBIs and Zak Mayo singled in two runs for Castleton State. Ryan Zielinski added a triple.
Cody McInnis doubled and Vanidestine singled behind losing pitcher Pat McEwen (4-3) for Husson.
Saint Joseph’s sweeps UMF
At Standish, the Monks broke loose for five runs in the sixth inning of the first game to pull away for an 8-3 win on the way to a twinbill sweep.
Saint Joseph’s of Standish (25-3) won the second game 9-3.
In the opener, Alex Lorenc homered and singled with three RBIs to lead the Monks. Mike Pratt stroked a solo homer and a single and Dan Achorn logged two singles an an RBI.
Starter Alex Valenti (2-0) allowed five hits and three runs in six innings.
Dale Winchenbach singled twice and knocked in a run for the University of Maine-Farmington (3-18) behind losing pitcher Shane Waters (0-1).
In Game 2, a five-run sixth helped Saint Joseph’s extend its lead. Brandon Chase collected a triple and two singles with two RBIs, while Joy Coyne singled twice with an RBI. Pratt belted a solo homer to back winner Jimmy Kennedy (4-0).
Ethan Jean doubled, singled and knocked in a run for the Beavers. Brett Wallingford doubled and reliever Austin Clark (0-1) took the loss.
MCLA 7, UMPI 0
At North Adams, Mass., Peter Dassatti knocked in two runs with a single and a sacrifice fly to spark the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts to victory over the Owls.
Joe Duncan and Ross Miner hit run-scoring singles for the winners behind Jared Gersch.
Justin Bergeron singled for one of two hits by the University of Maine-Presque Isle (4-20) behind starter and losing pitcher Anthony Batchelder. Ryan Thompson allowed only one run in 4 1/3 innings of relief.
Tufts 14, Colby 4
At Medford, Mass., Dave Ryan struck out 13 Colby batters in seven innings while the Tufts offense recorded 11 hits and took advantage of eight Colby errors in the victory.
Sam Sager paced 13-6 Tufts with three hits and an RBI and Matt Collins added two hits and two RBIs.
Nikolas Atsalis and Taro Gold each had two hits for 9-12 Colby with Atsalis scoring two runs and Gold driving in two.
Bowdoin 12, Trinity 11
At Hartford, Conn., the Polar Bears built an 11-1 advantage, then withstood a furious charge by the Bantams to earn the New England Small College Athletic Conference victory.
Tim McGarry (two singles) and John Lefeber (single) each knocked in two runs while Dan FIndley and Aaron Rosen each posted three singles for Bowdoin College of Brunswick (15-8, 3-1 NESCAC). Christian Martin pitched 5 2/3 innings for the win.
Kevin Mortimer hit a home run and three singles with three RBIs to pace Trinity, while Michael Rueger had a double, two singles and three RBIs.
Tufts 5, Colby 2
At Waterville, the Jumbos took advantage of good fortune and a strong pitching effort by Rebecca DiBiase to hold off the Mules.
Tufts (20-3 and ranked 11th in NCAA Division III) jumped out to a 3-0 lead after three innings, but the Mules made their biggest challenge in the fifth inning. With the bases loaded for Colby and one out, Brianne Wheeler belted a long ball that hit near the top of the left field wall and stayed in the park. Colby (7-14) only scored one run on the play and added another later in the inning, but that was close as the Mules got.
DiBiase struck out 10 and walked one for Tufts, Sara Hedtler posted three hits and Emily Beinecke had two hits and knocked in three runs.
Lauren Becker, Lindsay Peterson and Wheeler each had two hits for Colby, and pitcher Megan Michie struck out eight, walked none and allowed only two earned runs.