FARMINGTON – A 22-hit attack and strong pitching efforts by Lauren Stacey and Meagan Carman lifted Maine-Farmington to a doubleheader sweep of Lesley 8-0 and 6-2.
Kelly McDonough had three hits in the opener, while Lauren Overlock, Mary Berry, Megan Goodrow and Sarah Martin had two hits each in Game 2.
USM, Bowdoin split
BRUNSWICK – Bree Loon and Katie Martell helped Southern Maine salvage a split of a doubleheader with Bowdoin with a 6-1 victory in Game 2. Bowdoin captured the opener 2-1.
Loon scattered six hits, struck out seven batters and did not issue a walk to improve her record to 6-2 for USM (9-9). Martell led the offense with two doubles and a single.
Huskies’ pitcher Katie Mainville took a no-hitter and a 1-0 lead into the final inning of the opener, but Bowdoin (10-14) rallied with two hits, tying the game on a fielder’s choice and scoring the game-winner on a passed-ball. Karen Reni fanned 10 for the win.
Maine 3, Vermont 2
ORONO – Erin Provost scored on Kristie Hawkins’ single with two outs in the seventh inning to rally Maine to a 3-2 victory over Vermont and a sweep of the weekend series.
Provost led off the seventh with a single and was sacrificed to second. After two consecutive intentional walks, pinch hitter Tara Vilardo struck out before Hawkins drove in the game-winner.
Sarah Bennis tossed a five hitter and struck out 13 for Maine (23-12).
Vermont had led 2-0 before the Black Bears tied the game with single runs in the fourth and sixth innings.
Maine sweeps UMBC
BALTIMORE – Danny Menendez hit a two-run double down the left-field line in the 10th inning to lift Maine to a 6-4 win and a sweep of a doubleheader against Maryland-Baltimore County. The Black Bears belted five home runs in the opener of a 16-7 rout.
Maine (17-9-1) sent 13 batters in the plate in the nine-run fifth inning of the opener with Kevin McAvoy, Joe Hough (second of the game) and Matt McGraw all hitting homers during the outburst. Ryan Quintal, who had five hits, also homered for Maine.
Troy Martin earned the victory in relief.
Bowdoin 4, Tufts 3
BRUNSWICK – Jared Lemieux’s two-out double to the gap in right-center drove in John Lawrie in the bottom of the seventh inning to break a deadlock and send Bowdoin to a 4-3 win over Tufts.
Reliever Mark Bulger pitched out of a ninth-inning jam to record the save for Tyler Turgeon.
St. Joe’s sweeps Keene St.
KEENE, N.H. – Ben Muniz ripped a solo home run to right field in the ninth inning to lead St. Joseph’s to a 5-4 win and a sweep of a dopubleheader over Keene State. The Monks eased to a 6-2 win in the opener.
Keene St. (17-7) led 4-0 before St. Joe’s (16-6) tied the game with four runs in the sixth, including a three-run blast by Keil Martin.
Dustin Spiller had three hits for the Monks in Game 1. Sam Tupper and Charlie Furbush were the winning pitchers.