NEWTON, Mass. – The University of Maine at Farmington recorded its second doubleheader sweep in as many days, downing Mt. Ida 12-3 and 10-2 in NAC softball action Friday.

In the opener, the Beavers (4-0) pounded out 12 hits with two apiece from Lauren Overlock, Megan Goodrow, Kelly McDonough, and Alix Raymond. Holly Tripp highlighted a six-run sixth with a two-run triple.

In the nightcap, UMF took advantage of seven walks and a strong pitching performance from Meagan Carman, who gave up just one earned run, walking none, while striking out six.

USM, UMass-Boston split

BOSTON – The University of Southern Maine pounded out 21 hits and scored 20 runs to take a 20-3 five-inning win in the second game, while dropping the opener 8-6 to the University of Massachusetts on Friday afternoon.

Junior pitcher Kristina Grondin led the Huskies (12-14) from the circle and at the plate with a team-high five runs on a pair of hits, including a three-run home run in the nightcap. Freshman third baseman Magan Blais of Sabattus had three hits in the slugfest.

In the first game, the Beacons (5-11) jumped back from an early 3-0 deficit to score five runs in the bottom of the first inning to get their first conference win of the season.

Sophomore outfielder Megan Ford of Mechanic Falls drove in the Huskies’ sixth run of the game on an RBI ground out in the final frame, but pitcher Katherine Wall was able to shut things down with a line-out to end the threat.

Bowdoin sweeps

BRUNSWICK – Bowdoin scored six runs in a decisive fourth inning in Game 1 and won a low-scoring affair in the nightcap, taking a doubleheader from Husson, 9-1 and 2-1, Friday afternoon.

In the opener, the Polar Bears (1-10) got on the board in the second inning as Jessica Paris plated Karen Reni with an RBI double.

Shavonne Lord led off the third frame with a triple, and came around to score the eventual game-winner as the throw attempt to third sailed out of play.

The teams played a tighter contest in the nightcap, as the Eagles (6-17) took a lead on a Cassie Berry blast over the right-field fence. But, rookie Julia Jacobs allowed just one hit for the remainder of the game, while Lord and Jamie Paul rapped run-scoring singles to give Bowdoin the 2-1 win.


USM 9, St. Joe’s 0

GORHAM – Freshman Mark Schmidt and Brady Blackman of Auburn combined on a four-hitter as the University of Southern Maine shut out St. Joseph’s 9-0 Friday afternoon.

The Huskies (15-6) used the long ball in a five-run second inning as junior Eddie Skeffington drove in the first two runs on a double. Chris Burleson brought in the next two with a home run, and senior Max Arsenault finished with a solo shot to left field.

The Monks’ (20-4) suffering continued as the Huskies added three insurance runs in the sixth inning on a fielder’s choice and a two-run single by Arsenault.

Colby 13, Bates 12

WATERVILLE – Colby crossed the plate eight times over the last three innings, including two in the ninth to edge past Bates, 13-12 in NESCAC baseball action.

Colby opened the ninth with three straight singles to tie the score. After a double play, Robert Tourek drove in Ken Kaufman with the game-winner. The two teams combined for 36 hits, including 13 extra-base hits. McKay collected four hits, including a triple to lead the Mules (3-12). Tom Salemy and Craig Cooper had three hits apiece, including Selemey’s three-run homer in the seventh and a pair of doubles by Cooper.

Erik Hood and Josh Lincsott paced with Bobcats (2-12) with four hits apiece.

Husson sweeps

BANGOR – Husson held off a late rally by University of Maine at Farmington then shut down the Beaver bats to earn a doubleheader sweep Friday afternoon.

Husson led 6-0 in Game 1 before UMF plated four runs in the fifth to cut the lead to two. Trailing 8-4 entering the seventh, UMF pushed across three more runs to cut the lead to 8-7 before ending the game with the tying and go-ahead runs on base.

Game 2, Husson held Farmington to just three hits, plating three runs in the fifth and one in the sixth to put away the game.

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