FARMINGTON — University of Maine at Farmington baseball swept the weekend and season series with Lyndon State on Sunday by winning both games of a doubleheader at Hippach Field. The Beavers shutout the Hornets, 2-0, in the first game and came back to win, 6-2, in the second contest.

In the bottom of the second inning of the first game, Jordan Croteau crushed a double into the left center field gap to plate a run and give UMF (12-10 overall , 5-7 NAC) an early 1-0 lead.

The advantage stayed the same until the Beavers tacked on an insurance run in the fifth inning. Trevor Hisler started the two-out rally. After reaching on a fielder’s choice, Hisler stole second to moved into scoring position, then Jimmy Neal drove him home with a single back up the middle.

Kyle Peterson pitched a four-hit gem to earn the complete game victory. Peterson fanned two Hornets while only facing 24 hitters in seven innings of work.

In Game 2, the Hornets (4-20, 1-11) took a 1-0 lead after getting a run in the top of the second, but UMF battled back with three runs in the third. Tom Grady lined a two-run double to left field and Grayson Beressi followed with an RBI single two batters later.

Neal came through again in the fourth and the sixth innings with a pair of RBI hits, including a double in the sixth. The senior hit 3-for-6 with three RBI and two runs on the afternoon.

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Jory Humphrey also earned a complete game win. The senior surrendered one earned run on five hits with three strikeouts.

Rowing

Bates sweeps Presidents Cup

GREENE —The Bates men’s and women’s rowing teams retained the trophy Sunday in the 20th Presidents Cup regatta.

Both teams fielded the winning boat in all five races against Colby and Bowdoin.

With all five races counting equally in tabulating team points, the Bates men scored 22 points, followed by Colby (12) and Bowdoin (8).

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Bates’ varsity eight recorded the only time of the day under 6 minutes, defeating Colby 5:53.0 to 6:01.4, with Bowdoin third (6:15.3).

The women scored 22 points, followed by Colby (12) and Bowdoin (8).

Bates outrowed Colby 6:38.97 to 6:49.3 over the Bobcats’ home 2,000-meter course in the WV8 race, with Bowdoin a distant third.

Following the regatta and presentation of trophies from Bates President Clayton Spencer, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for Bates’ new boathouse.


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