CASTLETON, Vt. — The University of Maine at Farmington split a baseball doubleheader with Castleton State College Saturda, losing the opener, 14-2, and winning the nightcap 5-4.

Farmington opened the scoring in game one with a pair of runs in the top of the first, but from then on, Castleton banged out 15 hits and scored 14 unanswered runs.

Zach Keene had an RBI single for the Beavers. But Castleton sent 12 men to the plate in the second inning and banged out six hits to grab the lead for good.

Dakota Aker pitched five innings to earn the win. The junior right-hander allowed two runs (one earned run), scattering seven hits and walking one while striking out one.

In the nightcap, Farmington (1-10, 1-1) once again struck first as Russ Schmelzer singled and later scored on a Matt Levine ground out.

Castleton (7-14, 3-3) answered with three runs in the bottom of the second inning.

Keene provided a run-scoring double and Jack MacVane had an RBI-single, both coming with two outs in the third.

Farmington starter Casey Ashey picked up the win, allowing four runs (three earned) on eight hits and three walks to go along with three strikeouts.

Bates, Bowdoin split

LEWISTON — Bates College earned its first NESCAC East Division win by beating Bowdoin 4-1 in the first game of a doubleheader at Leahey Field, scoring three runs in the eighth inning of a seven-inning game.

The Polar Bears bounced back with a 14-9 win in the second game to win two out of three in the series, and even recorded a rare triple play in the game.

Jake Simon’s fly ball to left scored Lynd for the go-ahead run in the eighth. Ryan Sonberg hit a two-run single to give Bates a 4-1 edge.

Bates sophomore lefthander Kevin McGregor went seven innings and allowed just five hits and one walk to Bowdoin. Michael Spinosa came on to pitch a shutout eighth inning for his first career save.

In the second game, the Polar Bears spotted the Bobcats a run on Pat Murphy’s RBI single in the first inning, then turned the triple play.

The Polar Bears then feasted on Bates pitching for 17 hits over seven innings. Leadoff hitter Matt Ruane went 4-for-4 with three runs and three RBIs to lead the way, while Jordan Edgett and Brendan Garner, Bowdoin’s second and third hitters, had two hits, two runs and three RBIs apiece. Hicks went 3-for-4 and scored three runs.

For Bates, Murphy was 2-for-4 with a stolen base, which tied him for the team’s career steals record at 45 with former teammate Tom Beaton ’10. Chris Burke was 3-for-3, and Lynd was 2-for-4 with a three-run double in the third. Sonberg also had two hits in the game.

Stony Brook 8, Maine 1

SHIRLEY, N.Y. — The University of Maine baseball team dropped an 8-1 decision to Stony Brook in the first game of a doubleheader.

The second game was suspended after 10 innings due to darkness with the teams ties, 7-7. The game will resume at that point at noon on Sunday. The Black Bears (9-17) and Seawolves will then play their scheduled doubleheader.

Maine got on the board with a run in the top of the fifth inning. Tyler Patzalek  doubled to left field. Fran Whitten followed an struck out, but reach first on a wild pitch. Patzalek advanced to third on the play and scored when Maine grounded into a double play.

Jeffrey Gibbs got the start on the mound for the Black Bears. He went 4.1 innings and allowed six runs, four of which were earned, on four hits. He struck out a pair and falls to 2-4 on the season.

Nick Tropeano pitched the complete game for Stony Brook. He allowed just one run on a pair of hits while striking out five.

College softball

UMF, Lyndon St. split pair

ELIOT — The University of Maine at Farmington split with Lyndon State College in its North Atlantic Conference sofftball opener, with the Beavers winning the first game 9-5, but falling 13-12 in eight innings in game two.

The Beavers (1-7, 1-1) are scheduled to face Johnson State College Sunday in NAC action at Marshwood. First pitch of the doubleheader is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Led by Amy Jones with three, Farmington (1-7, 1-1) slammed six home runs in the twinbill.

In the opener, Kaitlyn Bartlett slugged a single, a double and a homer with three RBI as the Beavers notched their first win of the season.

Jones smacked two singles and a home run with two RBI, while Shannon Mitchell singled and homered and Meaghan Donnell clubbed an RBI double.

Natalia Shams singled twice for Lyndon with Kelly Butler chipping in a single and three RBI.

Emma Vaillancourt tossed a complete game to get the win with five hits allowed, one walk and nine strikeouts.

Meghan Gadapee was hit with the loss with 13 hits allowed and a strikeout.

In the second game, Katelyn Willey capped a four-hit, four-RBI day with a single scoring Erica Parker in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Lyndon to a wild 13-12 win over the Beavers.

Mary Gagne rapped a pair of singles in the victory. Seven of Lyndon’s starters drove in at least a run.

Jones crushed a pair of home runs and plated four runs with McKell Barnes  providing two singles, a homer and two RBI, Bartlett and Lily Barry two doubles apiece and Sam Morency three singles.

Shams went the distance for Lyndon in the win with 13 hits, eight walks and two punchouts.

Bartlett took the loss with three walks and two strikeouts in 3.1 innings.

Trinity sweeps Bates

LEWISTON — Trinity pitchers Kristen Anderson and Katherine Poulos combined to limit the Bates College to one run on the day, as the Bantams swept a NESCAC East Division doubleheader. Trinity won the first game, 3-1, and took the second by a 6-0 score.

Anderson limited Bates (5-7, 1-5) to one run on five hits and one walk over seven innings, while Caroline Gattuso (2-3) scattered 10 Trinity hits in allowing three runs (two earned) over seven innings for the Bobcats.

Poulos shut out the Bobcats in game two, scattering seven hits and three walks while striking out three over seven innings. Kristen Finn took the loss after allowing 11 hits and six runs (three earned) over six innings.

Four Bantams had multiple hits in the second game, led by McCarthy’s 3-for-4 outing. Stolgenberg and Poulos both went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs.

 SMCC sweeps CMCC

SOUTH PORTLAND — The Southern Maine Community College Seawolves swept the Mustangs of Central Maine Community College in a doubl header, 3-2 and 4-2.

The Seawolves were led by junior pitcher, Kim Hunt who struck out 21 batters combined in the two games while only giving up 5 total hits. Helping out was sophomore teammate, Becca Roberts who had 6 runs batted in and 2 home runs.

Men’s lacrosse

Connecticut Collge 9, Bates 5

LEWISTON — Connecticut College jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first quarter and maintained its edge the rest of the way, defeating the Bates, 9-5 at Garcelon Field.

Stephen Eicher scored four goals for the Camels (4-6, 2-4), and was the only multiple goal-scorer for either side. Danny Morici added a goal and an assist, and John Lenehan made 11 saves, including five in the final quarter. Bates took 36 shots to 30 for the Camels.

Alex Henrie started in goal for Bates and allowed five goals in 12:42 before Charlie Kazarian came on in relief. Kazarian made seven saves.

Bates junior defender Kevin Helm starred for the Bobcats, causing six turnovers and collecting four ground balls. Rory Cosgrove, Will Gilkeson, Rob Highland, Gary Guinta and Jason Hichborn all scored once for Bates.

 Johnson St. 4, UMF 2

KENTS HILL — Johnson State College eked out a 4-2 victory over the University of Maine at Farmington in a North Atlantic Conference men’s lacrosse clash.

Alex Petti scored twice for Johnson State, while Justin Clayton and Zach Jerome added a goal and Justin Nelson doled out two assists.

Ethan Fletcher  scored a goal for the Beavers (2-2, 0-1), who were also recipients of an own goal. Kyle Mitchel assisted on Fletcher’s tally.

Ben Altmaier made 12 saves in the loss. Mike Foley led the Beavers with 12 groundballs and five caused turnovers.

Women’s lacrosse

Bates 15, Connecticut College 11

NEW LONDON, Conn. — Jenna Dannis scored six goals and Jenn Brallier added five scores to lead Bates College to a 15-11 victory against Connecticut College.

Briana Gross chipped in with a goal and two assists for the winning side. Senior Mara Krueger made five saves in the cage for the Bobcats (6-4, 3-3).

Connecticut College junior Katelyn Driscoll put up five points with three goals and two assists and leads the club with 30 points. Bri Miller recorded a hat-trick with three goals for the hosts.

Cameron Flaherty tallied two scores for the Camels Caitlin Cataldo made five saves between the pipes for Bates.

Girls’ lacrosse

Hebron 13, Hyde 4

BATH — Sarah Markey scored four goals to lead all scorers as Hebron pulled away in the second halff to win its season-opener, 13-4, over Hyde in girls’ lacrosse action.

Hebron led, 5-3, at halftime, then outscored the Phoenix, 8-1, in the second half to cruise to the win.

Tayla Bent, Chelsea Boucher and Janelle Bradish added two goals apiece for the Lumberjacks. Gina Conroy, Ally Strachan and Catherine Byrne each chipped in single markers.

Hebron outshot Hyde, 21-8. Maggie Lane made four saves for Hebron, Anita Thomas eight saves for Hyde.

Lauren Bragg scored all four goals for Hyde.


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