Tuesday’s college roundup, baseball: Husson sweeps UMF

Posted April 09, 2013, at 9:07 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The Husson University Eagles earned two North Atlantic Conference baseball wins with a sweep over UMaine-Farmington, 18-4 and 9-6 at a damp Winkin Complex Tuesday.

In the first game, Husson’s Jordan Carter tripled in the fifth and scored on a Ben McLain single.

Husson added two more runs in the sixth on J.T. Whitten’s RBI triple and Brandon Campbell’s RBI double.

UMF answered with four runs in the sixth, highlighted by RBI singles from Tom Grady and Ethan Jean and Ben Keene’s sacrifice fly.

The Eagles took advantage of seven hits and five errors in the top of the seventh to regain the lead and the 18-4 win.

In the second game, Husson took early control with with a seven-run second inning with Whitten providing an RBI single, Jordan Carter adding an RBI double and the Eagles gaining two more runs on an infield error.

UMF notched a run in the bottom of the third off a Matthew Woodbury sacrifice fly to left field that brought Brett Wallingford across the plate from third.

USM 16, St. Joseph’s 2

GORHAM, Maine — Senior Nick Grady went 4-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored to pace a 14-hit attack as the University of Southern Maine Huskies baseball team defeated the St. Joseph’s College Monks 16-2 in a non-conference game at USM Baseball Stadium Tuesday afternoon.

With the win, the Huskies extend their winning streak to 10 games and improve to 16-3 overall. The Monks dropped their fourth straight game to slip to14-9 overall.

Southern Maine hit four triples and stole eight bases. Grady had a triple and three singles, and extended his hitting streak to 16 games. He also had two stolen bases.

Senior Tucker White went 2-for-3 with a triple, double, four runs scored and two RBI, and junior Matt Verrier was 2-for-2 with four RBI and two runs scored. White’s triple increased his USM career-leading mark to 23. Junior Troy Thibodeau finished 2-for-4 with a triple, two RBI and two runs scored, and freshman Sam Dexter added two singles.

Sophomore right-hander Andrew Richards pitched 2.2 innings of relief giving up no runs on three hits to earn his second win of the season. Richards is now 2-1. Southern Maine freshman Shyler Scates started and pitched 4.1 solid innings giving up two runs — one earned — on two hits while striking out two before being relieved by Richards.

The Huskies plated three runs in the second inning to take a 3-0 lead. Thibodeau drove in the Huskies first run on a RBI single to right center that scored Grady, and Verrier later scored when freshman Nick DiBiase reached on a fielder’s choice. Thibodeau then scored on a double steal with DiBiase to make it 3-0.

Southern Maine added three more runs in the third on RBI triples by White and Bernard, and a sacrifice fly off that bat of Verrier.

The Monks responded by scoring two runs in the fourth inning. Freshman Tim Beaudette singled to lead off the inning, and later scored when sophomore Joe Coyne (Duxbury, Mass.) reached on a fielder’s choice. Senior Mike Pratt (Dartmouth, Mass./Bishop Stang) lifted a sacrifice fly to center that brought home freshman Zack Graham (Marlborough, Mass./Hudson) to score the Monks’ second run and cut the Huskies’ lead to 6-2.

Southern Maine answered St. Joe’s two-run inning with five more runs in the fifth, and scored two in the sixth and three in the seventh to extend their lead to 16-2.

Richards and three other relievers combined to hold St. Joe’s scoreless over the final 4.2 innings.

Softball

USM, UNE split twinbill

GORHAM, Maine – Senior Katie Davis was 3-for-4 with two runs batted in and a run scored to lead the University of Southern Maine Huskies to a non-conference doubleheader split with the University of New England Nor’easters Tuesday afternoon.

Southern Maine defeated UNE 8-4 in the opener, while UNE bounced back to take the second game 9-1 in five innings.

With the split, Southern Maine halted an 11-game losing streak and bumped its record to 2-18. UNE stands at 12-10.

Trailing UNE 4-2 headed into the bottom of the fourth inning, Southern Maine scored six hits and five runs to grab a 7-4 lead over the Nor’easters. The Huskies scored all five of their runs with two outs. Sophomore Lillian Cooper drove in the first run of the inning with a single through the left side to score senior Jesse Hutchins who led off the inning with a single.

Davis then doubled in a pair of runs, driving the ball to left-center field for team-leading 10th and 11th RBI of the season. Sophomore Kristen Duross knocked in the final two runs of the inning with a single rocketed up the middle.

In the top of the sixth, the Huskies were able to get out of the inning despite having players in scoring position with one out. In the bottom of the sixth, USM added an insurance run on an RBI ground out from Hutchins for an 8-4 lead. The Huskies’ closed out the game in the top of the seventh as USM senior Stefanie Stockwell continued her strong performance, getting the first two batters in order before yielding a single to UNE sophomore Gabrielle LaRoche. With two outs, Stockwell sat down the fourth batter of the inning with a fly out to center field.

Stockwell earned the win scattering seven hits and three walks over seven innings. She allowed three earned runs and struck out a pair of batters. Freshman Chelsea Damon took the loss for UNE. She allowed five earned runs on seven hits and a walk in 2.2 innings pitched.

In the second game, UNE jumped on top early scoring a pair of runs in the top of the first on a two-run single from LaRoche. LaRoche finished the game 1-for-2 at the plate with a pair of RBI.

The Nor’easters added two more runs in the top of the third led by junior Amanda Vaudreuil. Vaudreuil had an RBI single through the right side of the Huskies’ infield and then came around to score on a wild pitch.

In the fifth, UNE plated five more runs. Vaudreuil had a two-run single in the inning for the Nor’easters to finish the game 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored.

Freshman Lauren Doneski led the Nor’easter to the win. Doneski limited the Huskies to just two hits in five innings to improve to 6-2 on the season. USM’s Hutchins took the loss allowing five earned runs in 3.2 innings pitched. Hutchins gave up four hits and five walks before being lifted for freshman Lauren Haberern. Haberern pitched the final 1.1 innings, giving up one hit and no runs.

MMA, Thomas split doubleheader

CASTINE, Maine — Maine Maritime split a pair North Atlantic Conference softball games Tuesday. The Thomas College Terriers blanked the Mariners 5-0 in game one before the MMA took the second contest 7-2. Maine Maritime is 7-11 overall, 4-4 NAC and Thomas sits at 3-17, 2-6.

Faith Robinson, who improved to 4-3, fired seven innings of three-hit softball to lead the Terriers in game one. She struck out six and walked two.

Thomas broke a scoreless tie in the top of the fourth when Samantha Moore doubled to left field to score Lauren Hachey. McKayla Gastia’s double to center later in the inning plated both Moore and Taylor Bergeron to give Thomas a 3-0 lead.

The Terriers tacked on two more in the fit with a Hachey triple, which scored Ashlee Quirrion, and Hachey touched home on the same play on an error.

Abby Yeo took the loss and fell to 5-5 for MMA. She struck out nine and walked two.

Leah Jackson and Cindy Schultz combined to knock in five of the Mariners seven run in the nightcap. Jackson finished 4-for-4 with three RBI and Schultz had two hits with two RBI.

Thomas took a 1-0 lead when Alyssa Eugley converted a leadoff walk into a run on two sacrifices and an error. The Mariners answered in the bottom of the first when Schultz knocked in Sabrina Keach, Jackson batted home Schultz and Yeo doubled in Jackson to give MMA a 3-1 lead.

A Kelsie Hilton single in the fourth gave the Mariners a 4-1 lead before the Terriers scored in the fifth on an Eugley single.

Schultz’s double to to center in the sixth plated Keach before Jackson launched a two-run home run to center field to put the Mariners ahead 7-2.

Erica Taylor picked up the win for Maine Maritime and improved to 3-6. She struck out four and walked two.

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