Colby wallops UMF


WATERVILLE — The Colby baseball team rode 14 hits to 14 runs in a 14-1 victory over the University of Maine at Farmington in non-conference play Wednesday.

The Mules (9-5) made it six wins in a row behind a seven-run second inning and strong pitching from starter Connor Sullivan. On the offensive side, Colby spread out the wealth as 10 players notched at least one hit. Mike Mastrocola, John LaMantia, Chris Murdock, and John Schroeder all had two hits apiece.

Eleven Colby batters came to the plate in the bottom of the second, producing seven runs off five hits, a walk, and two errors. The game was scheduled to go nine innings, but was called after the top of the seventh due to darkness. Steve Hutchinson had a double for Maine-Farmington (0-10).

Maine 20, Thomas 0

ORONO — Maine erupted at the plate and went on to defeat Thomas, 20-0, Wednesday at Mahaney Diamond.

The Black Bears scored 13 runs in the first inning, tallied a single run in the fourth and added six more in the sixth inning.

The pitching staff held Thomas scoreless and allowed only four hits. Chris Bernard earned the win after scattering three hits over two innings. A.J. Bazdanes struck out all three batters he faced in the third inning.

Tony Patane led Maine with five hits in six plate appearances. Joe Mercurio drove in five runs in the first inning and tallied four hits. The Black Bears exploded for 13 runs in the first inning on nine hits. Mercurio went two for two with a grand slam in the inning. He also drove in a fifth run with a single.