UMaine-Farmington, Husson split
FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington eked out a 5-4 win over Husson University in the opener, but the Eagles collected 17 hits to rout the Beavers 16-2 in game two of a non-conference twinbill at Prescott Field.
In the first game, Shannon Mitchell gave Farmington a 3-1 lead with a two-run home run, and Kasey McPhail later broke a 4-4 tie with a sacrifice fly to plate Lily Barry and lift the Beavers (5-11) to a 5-4 victory. Mitchell and McKell Barnes of Durham each had three hits in the game, with Barnes notching an RBI double.
The Eagles led 9-0 four-and-a-half innings into the nightcap, but Farmington held off for a short lived eight-run mercy rule with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth. Husson erupted for seven runs on five hits and three walks in the sixth.
Kara Poirier, Dottie Cameron and Brianna Webster each drove in three runs as the Eagles (19-13) rolled to the 16-2 win.
Maine 7, Bates 2
ORONO — Taylor Lewis had a pair of triples and a three-run double to lead the University of Maine to a 7-2 victory over Bates in baseball action Tuesday.
The Black Bears (20-16) extended a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning with five runs. Lewis had a bases clearing double during the rally to extend Maine’s lead to 7-1, and round out his RBI’s at five on the day.
Karl Alexander got the start for Bates and went five and two-thirds innings. he allowed five runs on five hits, struck out three batters and picks up the loss to fall to 4-1 on the season.
The closest the Bobcats (14-8) got was in the fourth inning when Gordy Webb singled in Chris Burke following a double by Noah Lynd.
Thomas 8, UMaine-Farmington 7
WATERVILLE — Kiley Jolicoeur netted three goals to lead Thomas College to an 8-7 victory over the University of Maine at Farmington in women’s lacrosse action Tuesday afternoon.
The Terriers (3-9) kept pace in the first half, trailing by just one point at intermission. Amie Daniels of Lewiston recorded six ground balls in the frame for Farmington, while Kristalynn Kidd led the Terriers with five.
Daniels led the Beavers with two goals, while Alyssa Neptune, Anna Rerrick, Jessica Allen of Mexico, Ashley Roderigue and Nateasha Oullette of Lewiston scored one goal each in the losing effort.