PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – The Bates College baseball team lost a doubleheader to St. Norbert, 18-9 and 8-5, to conclude its spring trip on Saturday.

St. Norbert (7-3) jumped out to an early lead in Game 1, scoring six runs in the first inning, and had an 11-0 lead after three innings of play. The Bobcats (1-5) rallied on several occasions, but St. Norbert kept up the pace.

In Game 2, the Bobcats started things off when junior Denis Hogan led off with a single and was followed by a double by Brian Mahoney, junior Erik Hood then drove them both home with a two-run single.

St. Joseph’s sweeps

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Outstanding pitching, solid defense and timely hitting all added up to produce a pair of 3-1 victories for St. Joseph’s over Johnson and Wales on Saturday.

In Game 1, senior ace Sam Tupper (2-0) was aided by sophomore outfielder Wade Oliver who was 3-for-4 with two RBIs.

Game 2 featured some ‘small ball’ from the Monks (9-0), using seven sacrifice bunts to produce their three runs. First-year catcher Travis Adams, junior Brian Schools and Oliver were just a few who were called upon to execute productive bunts with Schools and Oliver successfully laying down squeeze bunts.

Softball

Maine, Rutgers split

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The University of Maine split a doubleheader with Rutgers University, 4-3 and 3-7, in the Scarlet Knight Tournament Saturday afternoon.

Freshman Alexis Souhlaris led the Black Bears (14-15) offensively in Game 1 as she went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs batted in. Senior Tara Vilardo also provided an offensive spark with a home run.

The Scarlet Knights held a 3-2 lead heading into the fifth inning of the opener, but Maine responded and pushed a run across to knot the score on the Vilardo homer. Two innings later, the Black Bears went up for good when Ashley Waters singled to right field to drive in Karc Joseph.

USM splits

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Senior shortstop Christen Lachapelle knocked a single through the right side to drive in the game-winning run as the University of Southern Maine defeated Bethel University 2-1 in extra innings in Game 1, but dropped the second game of the day to Middlebury College in a 9-7 shootout on Saturday.

Women’s lacrosse

Amherst 10, Bates 7

LEWISTON – Bates junior Molly Wagner scored her 100th career goal as the Bobcats dropped a 10-7 contest to Amherst in women’s lacrosse action Saturday.

Sophomore Mary Noonan scored four goals and added an assist for the Lord Jeffs (3-1). Amherst held a thin 5-4 lead at the half, but secured the win with a 5-3 margin in the second stanza.

Middlebury 11, Bowdoin 5

BRUNSWICK – Middlebury College scored six straight goals to open the second half in an 11-5 victory over Bowdoin in women’s lacrosse action Saturday.

Men’s lacrosse

Amherst 7, Bates 6

AMHERST, Mass. – The Bates College men’s lacrosse team rallied from a 7-3 deficit, but the comeback ran out of time in a 7-6 loss to Amherst at Garber Field on Saturday.

Senior co-captain Matt Erisman, junior Justin Simon and sophomore Sam Geller each scored a pair of goals for the Bobcats (2-1).

Simon put Bates on the board first with 6:49 left in the first period on an Erisman assist, but the Lord Jeffs (2-2) went on a 4-0 run and kept the lead for good.

The Bobcats scored twice in the final minute of the contest, an unassisted Geller tally and a Simon goal assisted by Erisman with 29 seconds to play, but time ran out on the Bates rally.

Trinity 9, Colby 4

HARTFORD, Conn. – Colby College kept Trinity College off the scoreboard for the entire first half, but the Bantams turned on the heat in the second half to notch a 9-4 victory over the Mules in men’s lacrosse action Saturday.

The Mules (1-3) had a 14-13 advantage in shots in the first two quarters, but neither team was able to score a goal in the first 30 minutes of play.

Keene 14, UNE 4

KEENE, N.H. – The Keene State College men’s lacrosse team remained undefeated with a 14-4 victory over the University of New England at Owl Athletic Complex on Saturday.

Junior attack Peter Lauranzano and sophomore Tony Santa Fe each netted three goals each to help the Owls (4-0) jump out to a 10-0 lead after the first quarter.

The Nor’easters (1-4) got goals from Jared Tetz, Juan Lozano, Dan Leyden and Robert Labbe of Lewiston over the next three quarters.

Middlebury 15, Bowdoin 5

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Nick Bastis led all scorers with four goals and an assist as Middlebury cruised to a 15-5 victory over Bowdoin in men’s lacrosse action Saturday.

The Panthers (4-0) scored first when John Sales set up Tom Petty’s first goal at the 12:28 mark.

The lead grew to 4-0 in the second quarter before the Polar Bears (3-2) finally got on the board as Adam Tracy scored at the 4:37 mark, ending a 25:23 scoring drought. The Panthers tallied two more goals, building a daunting 6-1 advantage going into the half.


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