LEWISTON – Leah Citrin drove in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning, completing a 6-of-8 day, as Bates swept Husson College, 7-1 and 10-9, in doubleheader action Monday.
Citrin’s single to left field plated senior Kyla Decato of Paris with one out in the bottom of the eighth in a close play at the plate, capping a wild second game.
Junior pitcher Kristin Masino won the first game with a complete-game one-hitter, striking out egith and walking four. The Bobcats scored six runs in the first three innings, including a four-run second that was highlighted by on of Citrin’s two run-scoring doubles.
Bates (8-8) took a 6-3 lead with four runs in the fourth inning of the nightcap, including back-to-back homers by junior Katie Franklin and first-year Stacia Saniuk. But, Husson (4-19) struck back with five runs, all scored with two outs, to seize an 8-6 lead. Sabrina Sevigney delivered a two-run homer in the fifth, her second round-tripper of the game.. Sevigney went 3-for-5 with five RBIs in the loss.
UMF 5, Colby 4
FARMINGTON – An errant throw in the bottom of the 12th inning allowed Breanna Conners to score the winning run and lift the University of Maine at Farmington to a 5-4 victory over Colby in softball action Monday afternoon.
The two teams played to a scoreless tie through seven innings before exchanging a pair of runs in the eighth and single runs in the 10th and 11th innings.
After the Mules went ahead 2-0 in the top of the eighth, the Beavers fought back to tie the score when Lauren Overlock singled home the first run and scored on a two-out single by Megan McCrum.
Liz Bergeron earned the win, pitching the final four innings and preserving a strong starting effort from Meagan Carmen, who allowed just three hits in four shutout innings of work.
Overlock was the Beaver’s lone repeat hitter, finishing 2-for-3 with a runs scored. Colby was led offensivley by Kara Fagan, who finished 5-for-5.
Thomas, St. Joseph’s split
STANDISH – St. Joseph’s exploded for eight runs in the fourth inning of Game 2 to earn a split, losing 4-0 and winning 11-2, with Thomas College in softball action Monday.
The Terriers (11-13) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning of Game 1, and held tough through seven innings, picking up another pair of runs in the final frame for a 4-0 shutout victory. In the nightcap, the Monks (15-11) struck first with three runs in the home half of the second. The Terriers retrieved a pair in the top of the third, but Saint Joseph’s exploded for eight runs in the fourth and held on for an abridged game win after five.
Thomas 7, Bates 6
WATERVILLE – Senior Jordan MacDonald smacked a two-out single to left field in the bottom of the ninth to lift Thomas College to a 7-6 win over Bates in baseball action Monday.
Sophomore Russel Beckwith went 2-for-3 with four RBIs, while sophomore Mike Chamard was 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI for the Terriers (11-13). Sophomore Brian Buckley was perfect at the plate, going 4-for-4 with an RBI for the Bobcats (5-10).
The Terriers entered the ninth inning trailing 6-5. With two out, senior Brandon Connors worked a walk to put men on first and second. Chamard then hit a game tying single to left field scoring Jim Pierce from second. It took exactly on pitch as MacDonald laced the first pitch he saw to the left field fence scoring Connors with the game winning run.
Southern Maine 11, Thomas 3
GORHAM – Junior Mark Bubier of Greene had four goals and an assist to lead the University of Southern Maine to an 11-3 victory over Thomas College in men’s lacrosse action Monday afternoon.
The Huskies (2-7) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first seven minutes on a pair of goals by freshman Matt Manson of Leeds and Bubier before sophomore Mike Ross plunked one in for the Terriers (2-5) with a minute to play in the quarter.
Bubier found the net twice in the third quarter to extend the Huskies’ lead to 6-2 before sophomore David Percy scored the Terriers’ final goal.
Manson finished the game with three goals and an assist for the Huskies. Senior Pat Young had two goals, while rookies Garett Shaw and Dylan Nadeau of Green each scored once.