Tufts topples Bates

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LEWISTON – Tufts came out with five runs in the first inning and never looked back as the Jumbos defeated Bates 13-3 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Saturday.

Nick Curato went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored, while Brian McDonough went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a pair of runs for Tufts. Casey McCormack had three hits for Bates.

In the second game, Zak Smotherman threw seven innings, struck out seven batters and gave up just one run to carry Tufts to a 10-1 triumph over Bates to complete a three-game weekend sweep.

Trinity 5, Bowdoin 1

HARTFORD, Conn. – Senior co-captain Greg Talpey pitched a six-hitter with no earned runs to lead Trinity College to a 5-1 win over Bowdoin College in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday afternoon.

The Bantams (10-5) scored two runs in the bottom of the second inning on a pair of RBI singles by sophomore outfielder Steve Dilanian and junior second baseman Tim Bourdon.

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USM splits

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The University of Southern Maine erupted for 13 runs over the final five innings to rally for a 14-8 victory over Rhode Island College in Game 1 of a doubleheader, but dropped a 4-2 decision in Game 2 in baseball action Saturday.

In the nightcap, the Anchormen (7-11) used a game-saving catch by junior right fielder Mike Naylor in the sixth inning to preserve a 4-2 win.

Softball

USM, Rhode Island split

GORHAM – Freshman Bree Loon of Jay fired a five-hit shutout to lead the University of Southern Maine to a 7-0 win in the second game of a softball doubleheader, while Rhode Island notched Game 1 with a 2-1 decision.

In the first game, the Anchorwomen (10-6) scored a pair of runs in the sixth inning and held on for the win.

The Huskies (6-6) jumped ahead early in the first inning of Game 2 when senior outfielder Caitlin Stivaletta led off with a triple to deep right center and scored on a throwing error. The Huskies took a 3-0 advantage before the end of the first on runs from juniors catcher Danica Martin and shortstop Christen Lachapelle.

Maine splits

STONY BROOK, NY – The University of Maine softball team dropped the opener by a count of 5-3, but rebounded in the second game 3-0 with the help of Jena Balent’s two-hitter.

Balent struck out seven batters and gave up just one walk, while Ashley Waters went 3-for-3 with a pair of runs scored for the Black Bears (19-12). Maine’s Brittany Cheney belted a two-run homer in the third inning of the second game.

Bates, UMF split

LEWISTON – The Bates College softball team split a doubleheader with the University of Maine at Farmington Saturday at Lafayette Street Field, winning 9-1 in a shortened five-inning game before getting edged 7-6 in the second.

In the first game, Bates scored three runs in the first, added four in the third, and ended the game via the mercy rule in the fifth by plating two more, putting it ahead 9-1. Katie Franklin had two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored for the Bobcats, while freshman Stacey Saniuk was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run.

Women’s lacrosse

Tufts 17, Bates 14

MEDFORD, Mass. – Sophomore Alyssa Corbett scored five goals with two assists to lead Tufts to a 17-14 victory over Bates in a NESCAC women’s lacrosse matchup Saturday.

Dena Miller also added three goals and a pair of assists for the undefeated Jumbos (5-0). Bates (4-2) was led by Molly Wagner who netted four goals, while Meg Coffin, Shannon Tully and Julie Berman scored two goals apiece.

Bowdoin 10, Amherst 9

BRUNSWICK – The Bowdoin women’s lacrosse team remained undefeated with a 10-9 win over Amherst in a battle of nationally-ranked teams on Saturday.

The Polar Bears (7-0), currently ranked sixth overall, jumped out to a 3-0 lead thanks to a pair of goals by Bridget Keating and a goal by Taylor White 12 minutes into the game. White would add another goal and Kate Donoghue netted two goals to push the Bowdoin lead to 6-2 with five minutes left in first.

Eastern Connecticut 19, Southern Maine 1

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – Junior midfielder Jenna Faiola scored three times in each half for a career-high six goals to lead Eastern Connecticut to a 19-1 lacrosse win over the University of Southern Maine Saturday afternoon.

Senior midfielder Kara Mastroianni and sophomore attacker Lily Anderson each had three goals for the Warriors (2-5). Eastern scored 13 unanswered goals before senior Caitlin Cashman scored the Huskies’ (0-5) lone goal 11 minutes into the second half.

Men’s lacrosse

Bates 8, Williams 6

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Justin Simon scored a hat trick to lead Bates to an 8-6 win over Williams in men’s lacrosse action Saturday.

The Ephs (3-3) opened the scoring when Michael Vrla converted a feed from Dixon Hargrove at the 6:08 mark of the first quarter. Simon responded four minutes later to tie the contest at 1-up.

Bowdoin 13, Connecticut 6

NEW LONDON, Conn – Junior Matt Chadwick tallied three goals and one assist, leading 14th ranked Bowdoin College to a 13-6 victory over Connecticut College in NESCAC men’s lacrosse action.

Connor Fitzgerald dished out a game-high six assists, and Ford Baker netted two goals and had an assist for Bowdoin (5-2).

Amherst 10, Colby 9

AMHERST, Mass – Sean Murray scored as time expired to lift the Amherst College men’s lacrosse team to a 10-9 victory over Colby College.

Colby had a 9-7 lead in the fourth quarter, but Amherst (2-3) scored three goals in the final five minutes to pull out the win. Amherst received two goals from Murray, Bret Miller and Chris Hoffman.

Ryan Scott paced Colby (2-4) with three goals, while Drew Piekarski added two and one assist.

Eastern Connecticut 10, Southern Maine 1

GORHAM – Junior attackman Dave Carpenter had three goals and four assists to lead Eastern Connecticut State University to a 10-1 victory over the University of Southern Maine in a Little East Conference men’s lacrosse game.

Pete Hamilton scored two goals, while Matthew Savage added a goal and an assist for the Warriors (3-3).

Mark Bubier netted the lone goal for Southern Maine (0-3).

Maine Maritime 19, Becker 1

CASTINE – Will Hood scored a game-high five goals with two assists as Maine Maritime Academy pounded Becker College 19-1 in men’s college lacrosse action Saturday.

Luke McPartlin tallied four goals and four assists for the Mariners (2-0), while Garrett Lake and Nate Dennan scored three goals apiece.

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