Monks sweep Vikings


STANDISH – Saint Joseph’s College won their third and fouth games in a row and improved to 10-10 after defeating Salem State 7-4 and 5-4 in softball action Monday.

Colby McKenney’s single helped the Monks jump out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first game. Alysn Ludwig’s first collegiate home run, a three-run shot over the left field fence, puting the Monks up 6-0. Gabrielle Burrola struck out six Viking hitters and evened her record to 5-5 in the victory.

Colleen Delahanty struck out three and claimed her fifth victory of the season for the Monks in a back and fourth second game.

The Vikings jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the third inning, but St.Joseph’s came storming back in the fourth and tied the game on back to back singles by Kim Bechard and McKenney, an error, which allowed Bechard to score, and a sac fly by Jay Morrison scoring McKenney.The teams swapped runs in the fifth and remained locked up until Burrola crossed the plate with the winning run in the seventh on a single by Morrison.

Beavers split with Husson

FARMINGTON – The University of Maine-Farmington registered an 11-2 win over Husson in Game One, but fell, 5-3, in extra frames in the second game.

Marry Berry led the Beaver’s 16-hit attack in the first game with a 4-for-4 performance. UMF could only muster six hits and committed four errors, three in extra frames, in the second game.

With the split, the Beavers are now 11-5 overall and 3-1 in NAC play.