LEWISTON – Ryan Piacentini belted six hits, including two home runs, as Trinity College completed a doubleheader sweep of Bates College on Saturday, coasting to wins of 21-3 and 14-2.

In the first game, Trinity (18-3) pounded out 16 hits, including five home runs. Piacentini went 3-for-5 with one of the homers. Sean Killeen also homered in a 4-for-6 effort while driving in five runs. Bates starter Paul Chiampa pitched into the fourth inning in accepting the loss. Chris Burke went 2-for-3 for Bates (7-13).

Piacentini and Killeen continued to torch Bates pitching in Game 2. Piacentini went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs, while Killeen hit his sixth homer of the season en route to a 2-4 performance with two runs and two RBIs.

Bates starter Ryan Heide dropped to 2-2 in a three-inning stint before giving way to Ben Shwartz. Shwartz, Alex Gallant and Will Furbush all went two innings in relief, with Gallant pitching two shutout innings. Rich Velotta had two of Bates’ six hits in the game, while Pat Murphy drove in both Bates runs with a sacrifice fly and an RBI ground out.

Mustangs sweep Capitals

SO. PORTLAND – Alex Smith struck out 17 and Tom Edgecomb knocked in five runs to lead Central Maine Community College in a 14-1 game one victory over New Hampshire Technical Institute on Saturday.

Edgecomb and Tyler Merchant registered three hits apiece for the Mustangs (12-7). Jake Pelletier fanned eight to pick up the win in game two as CMCC prevailed 6-3. Merchant, Eric Picard and Nick DeRice accounted for six of the Mustangs’ eight hits.

Softball

UMF takes two

CASTINE – UMaine-Farmington outpitched and outhit Maine Maritime Academy to pick up a sweep, 6-0 and 12-3, in a North Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader.

UMF pitcher Liz Bergeron allowed only allowed one hit while Sam Morency drove in five runs in leading the Beavers to a 6-0 victory in the first game.

Bergeron struck out seven MMA hitters to pick up the win. Kasey McPhail collected two hits and Shannon Mitchell had the other RBI in the victory.Maine Maritime’s only hit came in the 7th inning when Megan Russell laid down a bunt single to break up the no-hit bid.

In the second game, UMF (3-5) collected 15 hits including eight doubles, on its way to the 12-3 victory.

Jessica Timmreck picked up the win for the Beavers, going five innings and surrendering only four hits. UMF was led by McKell Barnes’ 3-for-4 game with two runs scored and a two-run homer, while Shannon Mitchell went 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBI’s.


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