WATERVILLE — Thomas swept both halves of a hard-fought baseball doubleheader from the University of Maine at Farmington on Thursday, 5-4 and 4-3.

Farmington (1-14, 1-5 NAC) scored first in the second inning of the opener when Jack MacVane hit a sacrifice fly to centerfield, after Matt Levine doubled to right field and advanced to third on a pass ball.

Zach Keene singled to right field, stole second base and scored on an error by Terriers shortstop Jeff Richardson.

The Terriers (9-16, 6-2 NAC) tied it in the bottom of the second when Rob Nutter hit a homerun and Josh Gray scored on Jake Chamblee’s single to center.

Thomas took the lead for good in the bottom of the third when Daniel Ierardi single, stole second and third base and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Ben Goodall. Thomas scored two more in the bottom of the fourth when Taylor Livingston hit an RBI single and Chamblee stole home.

The Beavers rallied in the top of the seventh. Alex Goldrup led off with a triple and was brought home by Ben Pearson’s double. Pearson then scored on a sacrifice fly by Russ Schmelzer. The Terriers got the final out when Ian McAlister was thrown out trying to stretch a single into to a double.

For Thomas, Chris Farrar pitched a complete game, allowing eight hits and four runs. The Terriers got hits from eight of their nine batters.

Brandon Gallagher pitched a complete game for UMF, allowing eight hits and four earned runs while striking out three. McAlister went 2-for-4.

The Terriers scored first in the nightcap when Nutter hit a two-run double, scoring Goodall and Richardson in the bottom of the first.

Farmington put up three runs in the top of the third. It stayed that way until the bottom of the seventh, when John Charves and Ierardi both singled with two outs in front of Cody Vigue’s game-winning, two-run double.

Thomass Danny Burke pitched into the seventh, allowing 10 hits and three runs, while striking out four. Tom Babb retired the final two batters in the seventh to pick up the win.

Farmington’s Casey Ashley pitched the complete game, allowing eight hits and four runs, while striking out four.


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