June 22, 2018
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Thursday’s college roundup, baseball: Husson sweeps UM-Farmington


BANGOR, Maine — Six Husson University pitchers combined to work 14 scoreless innings as the Eagles swept a North Atlantic Conference doubleheader from the University of Maine-Farmington.

Husson won the opener 6-0 and took the second game 4-0.

In Game 1, lefthander Pat Thibodeau pitched five shutout innings, allowing five hits and striking out five, to earn the win. Kyle McLain and Mark Dvilinsky each worked a scoreless inning of relief for the Eagles (7-9, 2-0 NAC).

J.T. Whitten singled twice and knocked in two runs, while Shawn Smith tripled and singled with an RBI. Brandon Gendreau doubled and singled and plated a run while Thibodeau added a two-run triple.

Matthew Woodbury hit two singles to lead the Beavers (1-5, 0-2 NAC).

In the nightcap, Dan Whitney two-hit UMF through six innings and Smith worked a hitless seventh for the Eagles.

Thibodeau and Dylan Foster singled twice each and Gendreau knocked in two runs with two sacrifice flies.

Colin Mello and Grayson Beressi singled for the Beavers behind losing pitcher Dale Winchenbach.

Saint Joseph’s 11, Curry 3

STANDISH, Maine — For the third consecutive game Saint Joseph’s put double digits up on the board in both runs and hits en route to a win over Curry College.

Sophomore starting pitcher Alex Valenti struck out a career-high nine batters while allowing two runs off five hits and a walk over seven innings for St. Joseph’s (13-5).

Senior second baseman Brandon Chase led St. Joe’s, going 3-for-5 with two runs, a double and a pair of RBIs and Tim Beaudette was 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Nic Lops singled and double and drove in two runs and Zack Graham added two hits.

Sam Barron was the Colonels’ lone repeat hitter and went 2-for-3 with two runs and a solo home run. Tanner Givens belted a solo blast for the visitors in a losing effort.

So. Maine 22, Salem State 10

GORHAM, Maine — Senior Tucker White (Deerfield, N.H./Coe-Brown Northwood) went 4-for-6 with two home runs, four runs scored and six RBI as the University of Southern Maine Huskies baseball team pounded out 26 hits en route to a 22-10 victory over the Salem State University Vikings at USM Baseball Stadium Thursday afternoon.

The win extends the Huskies winning streak to seven as they improve to 13-3 overall. The loss snaps a four-game winning streak for the Vikings as they drop to 8-9. Southern Maine’s 22 runs, 26 hits, and 10 doubles are all single-game highs for the Huskies this season.

White hit a towering solo home run to left-center field in the first, and a three-run blast to left in the sixth to go along with a two-run double in the fourth and another double in the fifth. White now leads the team with four home runs, is second in RBI with 19, and extended his current hitting streak to 12 games.

Junior Troy Thibodeau (Danvers, Mass./New Hampton) had a big day at the plate as he went 4-for-6 with two doubles, four RBI and three runs scored. Senior Nick Grady (Whitefield, Maine/Erskine Academy) extended his hit streak to 13 games, going 4-for-5 with an RBI, two runs scored and two stolen bases. Grady leads the team with 34 hits and 21 RBI. Freshman Sam Dexter (Oakland, Maine/Messalonskee) was 3-for-5 with two RBI and three runs scored, senior Anthony Pisani (Cheshire, Conn./Notre Dame) went a perfect 3-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored, and junior Forrest Chadwick (Gardiner, Maine/Gardiner) had two RBI doubles off the bench. Senior Zach Fernandes (Eliot, Maine/Marshwood) added an RBI double and a two-run home run.

Senior right-hander Ryan Yates (Norway, Maine/Oxford Hills) went 5.0 innings giving up two runs — one earned — on five hits while striking out two to earn his second win of the season. Yates is now 2-0.

Salem State junior left-hander Ed Deren (Westford, Mass.), who went 3.0 innings giving up five runs on seven hits, was tagged with the loss and drops to 0-4 on the season.

Senior Kevin Salines (Melrose, Mass.) led Salem State at the plate going 5-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored. Juniors Mike Lamothe(Beverly, Mass./Pingree) and Matt Burgess (Kingston, Mass./Silver Lake), sophomore Ryan Beliveau (Lynn, Mass./St. Mary’s) and freshman Richard Fecteau (Newbury, Mass/Triton Regional) each had two hits. Junior Brett Cahill (Gloucester, Mass.) scored two runs for Salem.

White put Southern Maine ahead 1-0 in the first with his solo shot, and the Huskies took a 2-0 lead in the second on an RBI single by Pisani that scored Thibodeau.

Salem State got a run back in the fourth when Lamothe stroked an RBI double to right center, but the Huskies responded with 10 runs on nine hits in bottom half of the inning to increase their lead to 12-2. The inning was highlighted by a three-run double down the left field line by Thibodeau, a two-run double off the bat of White and a two-run single by sophomoreJake Glauser (Goffstown, N.H.).

After the Huskies added two runs in the fifth, the Vikings countered with two runs of their own in the seventh, but the Huskies responded once again with a six-run seventh sparked by White’s three-run homer to left, increasing the lead to 18-4.

Salem State would score five runs in the eighth, highlighted by a two-run double down the left field line by freshman Genaro Ciulla(Peabody, Mass.), to close the gap to 20-10.


Husson sweeps Thomas

BANGOR, Maine — Deb Colpitts pitched a five-inning no-hitter in the second game, leading Husson University to an 11-0 North Atlantic Conference win over Thomas in the opener of a doubleheader

The Eagles won the first game 3-2 in eight innings.

In Game 2, Colpitts struck out six and walked one in blanking the Terriers. She also hit two singles with an RBI.

Aimee Mortensen knocked in two runs with a pair of doubles to power Husson. Haley Spiers each singled twice with an RBI and Courtney Hill singled twice and scored two runs.

McKayla Gastia suffered the loss.

In the opener, Sami Schultz singled home Colpitts in the eighth inning to lift Husson. Schultz also hit a solo home run and another single.

Victoria Overlock provided a single and an RBI to support relief winner Becca McCarty, who allowed one hit with three strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings.

Taylor Bergeron singled twice for Thomas College of Waterville (1-13, 0-2 NAC) and Phyllicia Jordan hit a run-scoring single. Faith Robinson scattered nine hits in taking the loss.

Salem State sweeps USM

GORHAM, Maine — Sophomore Jenn Toussaint combined for a perfect 5-for-5 at the plate with three RBI and five runs scored to lead the Salem State University Vikings to a doubleheader sweep of the University of Southern Maine Huskies in non-conference softball action Thursday evening at Towers Field in Gorham, Maine.

With the pair of wins, Salem State improves 9-7 earning its fourth consecutive victory. Southern Maine falls to 1-15 with the two losses.

Toussaint was 3-for-3 with an RBI in the opener, including a bomb of a solo home run over the center-field fence in the top of the third. Junior Paige Fleming was also 3-for-3 in the opener, while senior Lauren Garchinsky went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI as the Vikings tagged USM for 12 hits in the game.

Senior Sarra Bergeron earned the win in the circle for Salem State. Bergeron entered the game in the second inning after starter Alyssa Bryan was forced to leave the game due to injury. Bergeron held USM to four hits and four walks over five innings allowing one earned run.

USM senior Cara Radino was 2-for-2 collecting a pair of the Huskies four hits. Sophomore Kristen Duross drove in the Huskies’ lone run with a sacrifice fly to center field.

In the second game, Salem State rallied from a 5-1 deficit to take the 7-5 win. Trailing 1-0, USM plated five runs in the bottom of the third inning to grab the lead from Salem. Duross, freshman Lauren Haberern and senior Katie Davis each had RBIs for USM in the inning.

Salem started to climb back into the game in the top of the fourth converting two hits and taking advantage of two costly USM efforts for three runs. Toussaint led the charge for the Vikings with an RBI double to left center, while junior Michelle Flower added an RBI sacrifice bunt as Salem trailed the Huskies 5-4.

Bryan sat the next three USM batters down in order in the bottom of the inning and Salem’s Toussaint delivered an RBI single in the top of the fifth for a 5-5 score. Bryan again went 1-2-3 against the USM batters and Salem took the lead for good, 6-5, in the top of the sixth on an RBI fielder’s choice from freshman Rebecca Krigman. Salem added an insurance run in the top of the seventh on an RBI single from freshman Cara Crowley for the 7-5 final.

Bryan earned the win pitching 4.2 innings after relieving starter Brittney Howe in the top of the third. Bryan did not give up a run and held the Huskies to two hits. Howe yielded five earned runs on four hits and three walks in 2.1 innings.

Senior Stefanie Stockwell was the hard-luck loser allowing two earned runs over seven innings. Stockwell allowed six hits and gave up three walks, but fanned eight batters. Stockwell’s efforts were harmed by six USM errors.

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