Bates wallops Colby

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LEWISTON – The Bates College baseball team erupted for 11 runs in the eighth inning to come from behind for a 13-7 victory over in-state rival Colby College Friday at Leahey Field.

The Bobcats sent 14 batters to face six Colby pitchers in the eighth, taking advantage of five walks, two errors, four wild pitches and a passed ball.

Brian Mahoney cleared the bases with a double in the eighth and finished with four hits.

Mahoney now has 44 hits on the season, setting a school record.

St. Joe’s 4, Thomas 0

STANDISH – NAC player of the year sophomore Charlie Furbush tied his career best 15 strikeouts, allowed just two hits and went 2-for-3 with a solo home run to lead St. Joseph’s to a 4-0 victory over Thomas in NAC tournament action Friday.

Monks’ (31-8) Dustin Spiller singled and scored on a sacrifice by Jake Rodden to put St. Joe’s up 1-0 in the second. In the fifth, Furbush singled to right center and scored on a hit by junior Keil Martin and sophomore Brian Schools hit a double and scored on a single by Mark Clapp to make it 3-0.

Jim Pierce and Tim Mercier each had a hit for Thomas (15-24).

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Husson 4, Castleton State 2

STANDISH – Jason Harvey doubled and drove in a pair of runs as Husson held off Castleton State with a 4-2 victory.

James Gray yielded just five hits and struck out seven to pick up the win for Husson (26-14). Chris McInni added two hits and an RBI in support of Gray. Castleton State falls to 20-18.

UMass-Boston 19, USM 6

GORHAM – Sophomore Ryan Oshima had three hits and five RBIs to lead the University of Massachusetts at Boston to a 19-6 victory over University of Southern Maine in a Little East Conference baseball game Friday afternoon.

Derek Plant had four hits in an 18-hit assault for the Beacons (17-14). Bob Kniffen had two hits and two RBIs for UMass-Boston.

USM’s Ryan Bourque went deep in the second inning for his fifth home run of the season, while catcher Jordan Yanni had three hits.

Softball

USM splits

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Katie Martell’s infield single in the bottom of the eighth scored Caterina Riitano with the game’s lone run as the University of Southern Maine defeated Keene State 1-0 in the opening round of the Little East Softball Championships Friday.

The Huskies lost their next game 5-2 to Rhode Island College as Nicole Riley struck out eight batters.

Katie Mainville (10-7) went the distance in the opener, striking out 10 while scattering eight hits. Erin Fuorili (9-5) was tagged with the loss in relief for Keene State (22-18).

Christie Lotti smacked an RBI single in the third inning to help Rhode Island College (25-13) to a pair of runs. Riley (23-2) went the distance for the win.

Bree Loon (10-7) picked up the loss for the Huskies (22-19).

Track and field

Godsey, Nugent set records

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Bates’ senior Keelin Godsey set a meet record and classmate Kathleen Nugent established a new school record at Friday’s NCAA Division III New England Regional Women’s Track and Field Championship.

Godsey won the hammer throw with a toss of 204 feet, 5-inches to break his own mark from last spring.

Nugent placed second in the heptathlon and surpassed her own mark with 4,129 points. Teammate Izzy Alexander came in third.

The Bates’ men were paced by John Miley who finished in third for the decathlon while Andrew Tibbetts placed fifth.

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