WATERVILLE – The University of Maine at Farmington notched a pair of wins, 2-0 and 5-1, in doubleheader softball action Saturday.

In the opener, the Beavers (6-0) squeezed one run home on a single from Kelly McDonough, and another was scored in the fourth inning off a pair of Terrier (5-15) errors.

The second game remained scoreless until the sixth inning when Sarah Defilipp scored on a wild pitch by Jan Fetterhoff of Jay.

The Beavers added four more runs in the seventh inning.

USM, Eastern Connecticut split

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – Junior pitcher Kristina Grondin drove in six runs, including a three-run home run, and picked up her 10th win of the season to lead the University of Southern Maine to a 12-2 six-inning win over Eastern Connecticut in the nightcap, but dropped the opener 6-2 in LEC softball action Saturday.

Leading 4-1 heading into the top of the fifth, the Huskies (13-15) blew Game 2 wide open behind a pair of two-run hits from Grondin and sophomore third baseman Magan Blais of Sabattus.

Southern Maine took a 2-0 lead in the top of the fourth on an RBI double from Blais and an RBI double from designated hitter Sabrina Sevigny.

Colby sweeps

WATERVILLE – Lindsey Toomey pitched a three-hit shutout in the opener and Amanda Roehn tossed a four-hit shutout in the nightcap as Colby took 2-0 wins over St. Joseph’s in a softball doubleheader Saturday.

Carlie Minichino scored both runs in the first game and had the White Mules’ (12-6) lone hit when she doubled to lead off the sixth inning.

The Mules got both of their runs in the sixth inning of the second game on a run-scoring single by Miki Starr and an RBI double by Mollie Puskar.

Wesleyan sweeps Bates

LEWISTON – Wesleyan pounded out 15 hits in the opener, and squeaked by in Game 2 as the Cardinals took, 11-2 and 3-2, victories from Bates in NESCAC softball action Saturday.

The Cardinals (17-11) took a 5-2 lead in the fifth inning before exploding for another six runs. They held Bates in the bottom of the inning to win the game by the eight-run mercy rule.

All the scoring in the nightcap occurred in the third inning. The Cardinals scored three on RBI hits by junior Marcia Whitehead and senior Dayna Yorks, in addition to a run on a passed ball.

The Bobcats (5-11) countered with two runs in the bottom of the frame as first-year Liz Stahler led off with a single, stole second and later came home on sophomore Stacia Saniuk’s RBI groundout.

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Bowdoin, Wesleyan split

BRUNSWICK – Rookie catcher Reid Auger slugged his first collegiate home run, a grand-slam over the left-field fence to give Bowdoin an 8-5 victory in Game 1, before Wesleyan captured an 8-6 decision in Game 2 on Saturday.

Joe Berte capped the win in the opener for the Polar Bears (11-11) with a long blast to right-center in the ninth.

In Game 2, the Cardinals (11-15) had a three-run second inning in which Drew Dominguez delivered the key blow, a two-out single to center that drove home two runs.

Thomas drops pair

CASTLETON, Vt. – Castleton State notched a pair of games, 8-2 and 6-5, over Thomas College in doubleheader NAC baseball action Saturday afternoon.

The Spartans (13-9) plated three runs in the bottom of the second inning of Game 1 for all of the runs they needed. The Terriers got a run back in the top of the fourth on an RBI single by Jared Fieldsend, but that was as close as they came.

The Terriers (6-13) tied the game in the sixth inning of the nightcap with a pair of runs.

But after taking a brief lead in the seventh, Ryan Bouck clubbed a two-run, game-ending double to seal the win.


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