Monks swat Owls in doubleheader

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STANDISH – Charlie Furbush knocked in six runs and scored five to help St. Joseph’s pound out a 29-0 win over the University of Maine at Presque Isle on Friday in the front end of a doubleheader sweep.

The Monks scored 17 runs in the second inning and finished with 22 hits in the five-inning game. Furbush and Brian Schools each had four hits. Sean O’Brien had a home run among his three hits. He also drove in five runs.

Miles Johnson picked up the victory on the mound, allowing just a single to Josh Biddington over four innings. Brandon Elie suffered the loss.

In the second game, Wade Oliver and Andrew Wood both had three hits as the Monks (9-5) won 10-0. Chris Leger tossed a one-hitter through four innings to earn the win. Tyson Weeks took the loss for the Owls (0-5).

Tufts 12, Bates 3

LEWISTON – Bryan McDavitt drove in a pair of runs in a 3-for-4 performance at the plate as Tufts dominated Bates 12-3 in the NESCAC baseball opener for both teams Friday.

Greg Chertok and Chris Decembrele each added three hits in the game for the Jumbos (9-4), which knocked out 17 hits off the Bobcats pitching. McDavitt also scored a pair of runs.

Alex Maulucci had three hits for Bates (4-4), including a leadoff double in the bottom of the three-run seventh inning. Brian Mahoney also hit a two-run double in the inning.

Junior hurler Ben Simon pitched 6 2/3 innings for Tufts to pick up the win. Bobcat pitcher Sean VanderVliet allowed six runs on seven hits and was tagged with the loss.

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Colby 17, Trinity Christian 3

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Andy Carr had four hits, including three doubles, as Colby finished its Florida swing with a 17-3 thumping of Trinity Christian on Friday. With the win, the Mules improved to 5-4 on the spring trip.

Roddy Ames added three hits for Colby, a triple and two doubles. Tyler Hales earned the win on the mound.

Trinity 8, Bowdoin 0

HARTFORD, Conn. – Tim Kiely tossed a six-hit shutout, striking out nine and walking none, as Trinity blanked Bowdoin 8-0 in NESCAC baseball action Friday.

The win was the sixth straight for the Bantams (9-5). Designated hitter Ben Silvanic hit a two-run single in the bottom of the first to get Trinity on the board, and sophomore center fielder Chandler Barnard uncorked a three-run homer as part of a four-run second inning.

Jared Lemieux was the only Bobcat hitter to have any success at the plate, finishing the day with a three hits. Trevor Powers was tagged with his first loss of the season on the mound for Bates (9-3).

Softball

Colby splits

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Colby softball team dropped a 2-0 decision to Wisconsin-Whitewater in its first game on Friday, but went on to win a five-inning matchup over Oberlin due to the eight-run rule in the nightcap.

Randi Arsenault allowed six hits against Wisconsin-Whitewater, but gave up lone runs in the first and third innings.

Alyssa Crowell pitched a one-hitter against Oberlin, striking out three batters and allowing no walks. Crowell also had a pair of RBI to chip in on offense. Lauren Olmstead added a pair of hits, and Alaina Clark knocked a two-run single for the Mules (2-8).

St. Joe’s splits

STANDISH – Kaitlin Streilein stymied the Monks in the first game of a doubleheader between Brandeis and St. Josephs, 4-0, but Colby McKenney had a pair of RBIs in the second game for a 2-1 Monks victory.

Streilein scattered four hits and one walk for the shutout on the mound for the Judges, and added an RBI single to help her own cause at the plate. Mari Levine had an RBI double in the win. Gabrielle Burrola was saddled with the loss for St. Joseph’s.

McKenney’s heroics came in the bottom of the sixth inning of the second game with two out, plating a pair of baserunners with a walk-off single. Collen Delahanty held the Judges to just four hits in the game to pick up the win for the Monks (5-7).

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