CLEMSON, S.C. – A seven-run fifth inning jetisoned Clemson to an 11-7 win over Maine in college baseball action Saturday.

The Black Bears (9-6) began the scoring in the third inning with a pair of runs produced by the bats of Steve Gambale and Joe Drapeau. Maine added another two runs in the fourth inning, including a solo shot from Brett Ouellette. Ouellette went 4-for-4 on the day.

The Tigers (16-3) rallied back in the fifth inning when Russell Triplett led off with a swinging bunt for a single and concluded with three consecutive doubles. The Tigers padded their lead in the sixth with another four runs.

Maine attempted a late-inning resurgence, but ran out of steam after peeling away four of the eight runs by which they trailed.

Huskies win twice

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Sophomore Melissa Henderson pitched a two-hit shutout in Game 2 as the University of Southern Maine blanked the Suffolk University Rams 1-0 in softball action Saturday.

In the opener, the Huskies (2-3) mounted a seventh inning five-run rally for a 5-3 come from behind win to notch their first victory of the season.

St. Lawrence broke a scoreless deadlock in the fifth inning when senior April Regonlinksi hit a solo homer. The Saints (7-2) added two more runs in the sixth before the Huskies kicked off their stretch drive. The rally began when junior outfielder Darci Holland from Buckfield scored on a poorly fielded ground ball off the bat of freshman Kristi Steward.

Steward later hit a two-out single to right field for the only RBI in the nightcap.

Wesleyan 7, Bates 6

WEST HAVEN, Conn. – Chris Knacke scored a hat trick as Wesleyan held on for a 7-6 victory over Bates in men’s lacrosse action Saturday.

Wesleyan (4-1) maintained a minimum two-goal advantage until Jeff Critchlow scored with exactly one minute remaining in regulation. Jon Fador and Crichlow each had an opportunity to knot up the score before the buzzer but couldn’t make the connection.

The Bobcats (3-5) scored three of their six goals on man-advantage situations. Goalie Mark Dobbyn made 16 saves in the loss.

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