FARMINGTON — Bates College used big innings to bull past the University of Maine at Farmington 13-3, 15-6 in non-conference softball action Monday.
In the first game, the Beavers (4-10)held a 3-1 edge before the Bobcats (4-16) erupted for five runs in the fifth inning and padded their lead with seven runs over the final two frames.
Monica Berube singled, tripled and plated three runs for Bates, while Karen Ullman singled and tripled, Lauren Dobish singled and doubled and Jean McIntyre collected three infield singles as the Bobcats recorded 15 hits.
Shannon Mitchell gave Farmington the 3-1 lead with a two-run home run in the third. Mitchell and McKell Barnes each had three-hit games with Barnes notching an RBI double.
Kristen Finn hurled a complete game in the win with nine hits allowed, four walks and two strikeouts.
Jess Timmreck issued three free passes and struck out two in a complete-game loss.
In the second game, the Bobcats paraded 10 runs across in the fifth on four hits, seven walks, two hit batters and an error to take the 15-6 mercy-rule shortened win.
A pinch-hit three-run double by Libby King headlined the inning’s action for the Bobcats. Leah MacIejewski singled twice with three RBI with Dobish singling, doubling and pushing across a pair of runs.
Barnes slugged a three-run homer as the Beavers scored four times in the fifth to try to avoid the mercy rule. Barnes also singled in the game, while Lily Barry stroked a two-run homer.
Carolin Gattuso notched win. Gattuso did not walk or strike out a batter in five innings.
Whitney Page took the losses with two walks and a strikeout over four innings.
Bates 27, Emerson 2
MALDEN, MA — Bates exploded for 14 runs in the fifth innings and 30 hits overall to maul Emerson, 27-2, in non-conference baseball action Monday.
Everybody in the starting lineup collected at least two hits for the Bobcats (13-7), led by Gordy Webb, who had four hits, including two doubles, drove in three runs and scored four times. Kevin MacGregor and Jake Simon each had three hits, including two doubles apiece, as did Chris Burke, who homered, and Noah Burke, who also drove in four runs and scored three times. Pat Murphy had a three-run inside-the-park home run and Chris Alfiero also homered for Bates.
Paul Chiampa, Pat Siebenlist and Demitrios Gatzogiannis combined to scatter four hits and strike out 10 over seven inning for Bates.
Pete Karl had a double to lead Emerson (12-14).
UMF, Lyndon split pair
FARMINGTON – Matt Judkins’ two-run single capped a four-run seventh-inning rally the University of Maine at Farmington grabbed a 9-8 win in the second game of North Eastern Athletic Conference twinbill with Lyndon State College Monday.
The Hornets (8-19) used a four-run sixth inning to take a 6-4 victory in the opener.
In the nightcap, the Beavers (3-16) trailed 8-5 heading into the bottom of the seventh with Josh Garneau drawing a bases-loaded walk and another run scoring on an error before Judkins’ base hit up the middle to lift Farmington to the 9-8 win.
The Hornets had just tallied three runs in the top of the seventh to snatch the three-run lead. Farmington leftfielder Russ Schmelzer made a diving stab of a Ben Clark fly ball, but Stetson Hicks scored from second on the play to put the Hornets ahead 6-5. Jake Ainsworth followed with a two-run blast to put Lyndon State into an 8-5 advantage.
Judkins led the Beavers with a single, a double and three RBI, while Matt Levine singled twice.
Korey Marsh singled twice and homered for Lyndon State, which also received a two-run homer from Clark.
Casey Ashey collected the win with an inning of relief.