LEICESTER, Mass. – The University of Maine at Farmington needed a sweep to keep their postseason hopes alive and delivered with 5-3 and 8-7 wins over Becker in NAC baseball action Saturday.

In the opener, the Beavers (6-17) snapped a 3-3 tie with two outs in the bottom of the sixth when Phineas Peake knocked in the go-ahead run and an insurance run scored on an infield error.

In the nightcap, the Beavers jumped out to a 3-0 first inning lead following a two-run home run from Corey Provencher. But the Hawks scored twice in the second inning and three more in the third.

Trailing 7-6 in the sixth, Peter McLaughlin delivered a one-out, two-run single for the Beavers, scoring Peake and Aaron Wolfe with the decisive runs.

Bowdoin sweeps Bates

BRUNSWICK-Bowdoin College plated three runs in the bottom of the seventh to stun Bates 8-7 in the first game while they built a 5-0 lead and won 7-5 in game 2 for a NESCAC baseball sweep.

Despite giving up five runs in the top of the first, Bowdoin retaliated with four runs of their own in the bottom frame. After trading single runs in the fifth, Bates’ Dan Hogan singled in Rob Patton for a two-run lead in the top of the seventh. In the bottom half, Bowdoin collected five hits including the game winner by Reid Auger, beating out a throw form deep short for the victory. Tyler Turgeon earned the win in relief for the Polar Bears.

In game two, Bowdoin (15-12) pounded out 12 hits and got seven strong innings from Ryan Turgeon to complete the sweep. Erik Hood and Alex Egelson each homered for Bates (3-17) in the loss.

USM drops a pair

KEENE, NH-Keene State used rallies in the ninth innings of both ends of a doubleheader to edge the University of Southen Maine 3-2 in both contests Saturday.

In game 1, USM took a 2-1 lead in the sixth on a run scoring double from Chris Burleson and go-ahead single from senior Ryan Bourque.

In the ninth, Keene State freshman Beau Darak connected on a two-run homer with one out off losing pitcher Burleson for the win. Darak also a two doubles from the plate. Bourque led the Huskies with a pair of hits.

Darak would score the game winning run in the nightcap for the Owls (25-9) on a double by Ryan Jones after reaching base when hit by losing pitcher Tim Therrian. Burleson paced the Huskies (25-9) with a pair of hits.


Wesleyan 7, Bates 6

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Freshman Jon Killeen took a pass from sophomore Russ Follansbee and netted his third goal of the game with 52 seconds left in overtime to grant Wesleyan Univeristy a 7-6 victory over Bates in NESCAC men’s lacrosse action Saturday.

Neither Bates nor Wesleyan led by more than two goals in the contest as the Cardinals (14-1) scored first on a bouncer by senior Mike Hines. Bates responded with the next two goals, the first by sophomore Sam Geller and the second by junior Justin Simon.

Simon scored a hat trick for the Bobcats (6-6), and leads the squad with 26 markers for the season.

Women’s lacrosse

Wesleyan 10, Bates 9

LEWISTON – Sophia Kim scored two goals in the final three minutes of overtime to catapult Wesleyan University to a 10-9 victory over Bates College in women’s lacrosse action on Saturday.

Molly Dilworth put the Bobcats (8-7) up by one in the opening three minutes of the overtime frame, but Kim tied the game immediately with an unassisted goal.

Then with 1:35 left in the extra period, Kim was awarded and converted a free-position shot for the game-winning goal.

Kim scored four goals for the Cardinals (8-5), three of them game-tying goals, before notching the game-winner.

Bates’ Caroline Thomas and Avery Masters and Molly Radis all scored two goals apiece to lead the Bobcat offense.

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