Local roundup: Bates sweeps Colby




Bates sweeps Colby

WATERVILLE — Gordy Webb ripped a grand slam in the fifth inning of the nightcap to lift Bates to a doubleheader sweep of Colby in NESCAC baseball action at Coombs Field Saturday afternoon.

The Bobcats (19-8) scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning of the opener to turn a 3-2 deficit into a victory. Webb contributed a two-run single in the rally, while Josh Linscott and Chris Burke added RBI singles in the inning.

Webb’s grand slam put Bates up 6-0 in the fifth inning of the nightcap. Pat Murphy had a triple and three singles for the Bobcats, while Jake Simon had three hits and a walk.

Brendan Gallagher homered and walked twice for the Mules (11-13).

Karl Alexander entered the game in the first inning of the opener and finished the game to notch the win, while Ryan Heide worked all seven innings of the nightcap to get the victory for Bates.

Maine sweeps Hartford

ORONO — Six Black Bear players had two hits each in the opener, and Tony Patane collected a pair in the nightcap as the University of Maine downed Hartford twice, 14-7 and 4-1, in a twinbill on Saturday.

The Hawks (8-23) jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the second inning of the opener, but the Black Bears (22-16) progressively worked their way to a 12-5 lead before Hartford traded two goals with Maine in the sixth frame.

Michael Fransoso, Joe Mercurio and Kyle Stilphen recorded a double each for Maine.

The Black Bears put two runs on the board in the third inning of the nightcap, and added another in each of the fifth and eighth innings for insurance.

Steve Perakslis took the pitching victory in Game 1 to improve to (3-4), while A.J. Bazdanes went 6.1 innings in the nightcap to improve to (4-3) on the season for Maine.


Colby sweeps Bates

WATERVILLE — Alex Essman homered in both games for Colby College as the Mules swept Bates, 5-0 and 6-0, in doubleheader softball action Saturday afternoon.

Brittany Tasi threw the shutout in the opener, while teammate Lauren Becker did the same in the nightcap. Katie Graichen and Lizzi Fort both had two hits in the opener for Colby. Kelly McManus had two of the Bobcats; (4-19) five hits off Tasi.

Alyssa Lepore went 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs to lead the Mules (11-16) in the nightcap.

Kiely Webster had two hits to lead Bates in the second game.

UMaine-Farmington sweeps Johnson State

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington slipped past Johnson State 6-5 in eight innings in the opener and routed the Badgers 13-5 in six innings in the nightcap for a NAC doubleheader sweep in softball action Saturday.

In the opener, a ground ball by Shannon Mitchell plated Kaitlyn Haase in the eighth to lift the Beavers (9-11) to a 6-5 win. The Badgers (11-11) outhit Farmington 9-5.

In Game 2, McKell Barnes of Durham capped a six-run sixth inning with a three-run double as Farmington notched the 13-5 win.

Jess Timmreck got the win in Game 1 for Farmington, while Whitney Page went the distance in the nightcap.

Women’s Lacrosse

UMaine-Farmington 12, Green Mountain 11

BANGOR — Amie Daniels scored with just seven seconds left in the game to give the University of Maine at Farmington a 12-11 victory over Green Mountain in NAC division semifinals action at Husson University Saturday afternoon.

Jessica Allen led the scoring for the Beavers (5-6) with three goals.

With 19 seconds left on the clock, Bryanna Astor scored a free position shot to knot the game at 11-11 for the Eagles (3-10). Just 12 seconds later, Daniels returned the favor to advance the Beavers to the NAC East championship game against Husson.

Goalie Andrea Knox tallied 14 saves off 25 shots for the University of Maine at Farmington.

Trinity 10, Bates 5

LEWISTON — Caitlin Irvine scored three goals and two assists to pace Trinity to a 10-5 victory over Bates in NESCAC women’s lacrosse action Saturday afternoon.

The Bantams (12-1) broke a scoreless tie nearly 12 mintues into the game when Liz Bruno intercepted a pass near the Bates goal and tallied an unassisted goal. Bruno collected two goals, five ground balls and eight caused turnovers.

Sophomore Joan O’Neill produced three goals for the Bobcats (6-6). Sophomore Jenna Dannis chipped in with a pair of goals.

Junior goalie Mara Krueger made six saves for Bates, while Gina Dinallo turned away four to earn the win in goal for Trinity.

Men’s Lacrosse

Trinity 9, Bates 5

HARTFORD, Conn. — Junior Greg Brennan and senior co-captain Harper Cullen scored two goals apiece to lead Trinity college to a 9-5 win over Bates in NESCAC men’s lacrosse action Saturday afternoon.

With the score knotted at four goals apiece, Brennan snuck a shot past Bates sophomore goalkeeper Adam Scharff to give the Bantams (8-6)  a 5-4 lead just before the midpoint.

After a scoreless third, Brennan opened the fourth with another goal to put Trinity up 6-4. Senior David Barrett cut the deficit back to one for the Bobcats (4-7), but Trinity strung off three goals in the final seven minutes to ice the win.

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Girls’ Lacrosse

Hebron 17, Kents Hill 11

KENTS HILL — Sarah Markey scored an impressive five goals to lead Hebron to a 17-11 victory over Kents Hill in girls’ lacrosse action Saturday afternoon.

The Lumberjacks (3-3) put the first point on the board when Markey found the net just 20 seconds into the first period. Janelle Bradish and Camree Thompson each had three goals for Hebron.

The Huskies (1-3) scored two quick goals early in the second period to narrow the gap to 9-8 before Hebron began to move the ball more successfully, gaining a comfortable lead going into the final minutes of play.

Alyssa Corvi scored a game-high six goals for Kents Hill in the losing effort.

Boys’ Lacrosse

Lincoln Academy 9, Oak Hill 5

NEWCASTLE — Ethan Wager scored a game-high three goals to lead Lincoln Academy to a 9-5 triumph over Oak Hill in KVAC boy’s lacrosse action Saturday afternoon.

Wager notched two of the Eagle’s (2-1) four first quarter goals and collected another before the half. Lincoln Academy outshot Oak Hill by a margin of 26-10.

Trever Samson recorded a team-high two goals for the Raiders (1-2).

Goalie Eric Vattaso made 16 saves for Oak Hill, while Martin Shot turned back five to earn the win in net for Lincoln Academy.