STANDISH – Shortstop Luke Enman pushed six runs across the plate in doubleheader action as St. Joseph’s took a pair of baseball games, 7-5 and 14-4, from Thomas.

The Monks (18-2) rallied for five runs in the second inning of the opener to erase a 2-1 deficit.

With the nightcap tied at 1-1 in the third inning, the Monks exploded for 11 runs in the bottom of the frame.

USM sweeps RIC

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Sophomore Chris Burleson and freshman Collin Henry provided two outstanding pitching performances as the Southern Maine swept Rhode Island College, 9-2 and 13-1.

In the opener, the Huskies (13-6) jumped on senior starter Wade Briggs for seven runs in the first inning. Senior Max Arsenault brought home the first three runs with a home run.

In the nightcap, Henry and the Anchormen’s Mike St. Germain were locked up in a scoreless duel of lefties through the first four innings. But, the Huskies took advantage of three Anchromen miscues in the fifth to plate seven unearned runs.

Trinity sweeps Colby

HARTFORD, Conn. – Despite five hits in two games from Tom Salemy, Colby College fell, 9-2 and 18-5, in a doubleheader with Trinity.

Salemy had three hits in the second game, while Ryan Conlon and John LaMantia had two hits apiece for the Mules (2-13).

In the opener, John Murphy had a homer among his two hits for Colby.

Bowdoin, Tufts split

MEDFORD, Mass. – Tufts picked up a dramatic 6-5 win in the opener, but dropped a bruiser in the nightcap in doubleheader against Bowdoin, 9-2.

With the Game 1 tied 5-5 in the bottom of the ninth, Jumbos’ first baseman Bryan McDavitt led off with a drive to the left wall. As he attempted to leg out a triple, Bowdoin’s errant throw to third bounced into the dugout, allowing McDavitt to cross the plate with the winning run.

The Polar Bears (10-10) took any suspense out of the nightcap early. A two-run single by Patrick Duchette and Nick Lawler’s two-run home run gave the Polar Bears a 4-0 lead in the first.


USM sweeps UMD

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Junior Kristina Grondin fired a five-inning no-hitter and sophomore Sarah Coonradt earned her second collegiate win to lead the University of Southern Maine to, 5-3 and 11-0, victories over the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth in softball action Saturday.

Ahead 3-0 after two and a half innings in the nightcap, the Huskies (10-12) blew the doors open in the bottom of the third, plating seven runs on eight hits. Senior Christen Lachepelle of Farmingdale and freshman India Lowe each drove in a pair of runs, while sophomore Katie Martell and freshman Megan Blais of Sabattus each chipped in with an RBI.

In the first game, Coonradt spread out eight hits over seven innings of solid work to earn the win. Sophomore Sabrina Sevigny collected three hits, while Blais drove in three of the Huskies’ runs on a pair of hits, including her second home run of the season.

Univ. New England sweeps Eastern Nazarene

BIDDEFORD – Jess Silvio and Sarah Hamel each threw a shutout to lead the University of New England to, 3-0 and 8-0, wins over Eastern Nazarene College in softball action Saturday.

The Nor’easters (11-9) scored all of their runs in Game 1 in the home half of the first inning. After junior Katie Morin of Lewiston reached on an error and Lisa Baillargeon singled, Kelly Bedard doubled to right to clear the bases. After a sacrifice bunt moved Bedard to third, Lauren Webb roped a single though the left side to score Bedard.

Hamel had a perfect game going untill the fifth inning. Hamel allowed a pair of singles in that frame, but escaped without allowing a run. The Crusaders (4-16) succumbed to the eight-run rule in the bottom of the inning. Morin scored three times and stole three bases.

Maine splits with Hartford

HARTFORD, Conn. – The University of Maine split with Hartford, 2-1 and 4-5, in softball action Saturday.

Kristie Hawkins and Kristin Calvetti each drove in a run for the Black Bears (18-22) in the opener. That was all the run support starting pitcher Jenna Balent needed, as she allowed just one run, while scattering six hits over seven innings.

Erin Iandoli was the offensive spark for the Black Bears in the second game, as she drove in three runs, including a home run. Ashley Waters and Calvetti each stroked a apri of hits.

Freshman Christine McGivney started, but was saddled with the loss despite pitching a solid game. McGivney went all seven innings, allowing just one earned run on eight hits, while striking out nine and walking two.

St. Joseph’s sweeps Maine Maritime

CASTINE – St. Joseph’s College swept Maine Maritime Academy, 8-0 and 4-3, in doubleheader softball action Saturday.

In the opener, Gabrielle Burrola pitched a one-hit shutout for the Monks (8-12), while striking out 13 for the win. Megan Farrell led the offense with a 3-for-3 performance, including three RBIs. Alysn Ludwig also collected three hits.

St. Joseph’s out hit the Mariners (2-5) by a margin of 11-to-4 in the nightcap. Anna Willis, Kim Bechard, Ludwig and Burrola collected two hits apiece for the Monks. Colleen Delahanty recorded the win.

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