Bates, Tufts split
LEWISTON — David Orlowitz hit a grand slam in the eighth inning to cap Tufts’ rally from a 5-1 deficit, earning the Jumbos a 6-5 victory in Game 2 of a split doubeheader with Bates Saturday afternoon.
The Bobcats (10-5) won the opener by a 3-0 score, riding a two-run home run by Noah Lynd and a complete game shoutout pitching performance by Karl Alexander. Lynd was 3-for-3 in the game, and 5-for-7 on the day overall, with three runs and three RBI’s.
In Game 2, Bates starter Ryan Heide limited the Jumbos (11-3) to one run on four hits through the first seven innings of the game.
Heide came back out to start the eighth, but Ian Goldberg led off with a single, Sam Sager followed with another single, and Ben Walkley walked to load the bases. Pat Murphy came on to relieve Heide and struck out Matt Collins for the first out of the inning, but Eric Widkert drew a bases-loaded walk and Orlowitz served up a grand shot over the center field fence for the final scoring of the nightcap.
Trinity sweeps Bates
HARTFORD, Conn. — Junior Kristen Anderson and sophomore Katherine Poulos each tossed complete games to lead Trinity College to a 6-4 and 4-0 doubleheader sweep over Bates College in NESCAC East Division softball action Saturday afternoon.
The Bantams (7-7) scored twice in the bottom of the sixth inning of the first game on a two-out, two-run single by sophomore catcher Kristina Yu to break a 4-4 tie. Yu doubled home two additional runs during a four-run sixth inning in the nightcap to break a scoreless.
Bobcats’ (2-11) catcher Leah Maciejewski and shortstop Mary Lewis each had two hits in Game 1, while second baseman Lauren Dobish and first baseman Monica Berbue provided one hit apiece in the nightcap.
Maine Maritime 22, UMaine-Farmington 1
CASTINE — Attacker Andrew DiSalvo collected six goals and five assists as Maine Maritime Academy defeated the University of Maine at Farmington by a score of 22-1 in an NAC men’s lacrosse matchup Saturday afternoon.
The Mariners (1-3) jumped out to a 1-0 lead just 30 seconds into the match on an unassisted goal by Todd Murphy. The Mariners were held scoreless for the next seven minutes until they erupted for four goals in 37 seconds to take a commanding 5-0 lead.
Maine Maritime added six second quarter goals to take a 13-0 halftime lead. And, they kept up the pressure by scoring five more unanswered goals in the third before the Beavers (1-1) got on the board. Drew McLaren of Harrison scored the Beavers’ lone goal with 1:27 left in the third quarter.
Amherst 13, Bates 7
LEWISTON — Amherst College scored six straight goals in the second half to break out of an even game and post a 13-7 NESCAC victory over Bates College in men’s lacrosse action Saturday afternoon.
Thomas McDonnell led the Lord Jeffs (3-3) with four goals and one assist, while Dan Routh added three goals and an assist.
Rory Cosgrove and Nick Sampson scored two goals apiece for the Bobcats (4-4). Evan Bagley added a goal and an assist.
McDonnell scored his first goal of the day to put Amherst up 7-4 with less than three minutes remaining in the first half, but Kevin Helm answered for Bates with just nine seconds in the half. Just 38 seconds into the third stanza, Sampson finished off an assist from Bagley to close the gap to one goal at 7-6, but it was all Amherst from there.
Cole Cherney scored his second and third goals of the game for the Lord Jeffs, sandwiched between three tallies from McDonnell. Sampson scored the final goal of the game for Bates with 2:57 left in the final quarter.