BRUNSWICK — Brandon Biggane had the biggest hit in Bates College’s non-conference baseball win over University of Maine at Farmington on Tuesday.

BATES 8, UMF 4: Brandon Biggane had a two-run homer as the Bobcats doubled up the Beavers 8-4 in a game played at Bowdoin College’s artificial turf Pickard Baseball Diamond.

Ben Genser had four hits, including a double, for Bates (11-9). Dylan Azcarte had two hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Chris Cimino had two singles and an RBI.

Ryan Sargent led UMaine-Farmington (4-13) with a double and a single while driving home one run. Nate Coombs had a double. Colby Lewis and Callister Montembeau each had an RBI. Monmouth graduate Matt Marquis and Mt. Blue grad Jayden Meader both hit singles for the Beavers.

Max Dio came on in relief to pick up the win for Bates. He went 2 2/3 innings, striking out one and only allowing two hits.

Will Harriman went four innings for UMF and took the loss, allowing five hits and four runs while walking two.



DAY GARNERS DUAL HONORS: Former Oxford Hills standout and current University of Southern Maine shortstop Madi Day picked up Maine Collegiate Baseball and Softball Association Player of the Week honors Tuesday, along with being named Little East Conference Player of the Week on Monday.

Day batted .600 during the week ending Sunday, April 7, including getting a hit in each of the Huskies’ six games. She also had seven runs, two doubles and seven RBIs.

Day has a .435 average this season, with five doubles, 12 RBIs and 12 runs scored.

UMF’s WINN NAMED TOP ROOKIE: UMaine-Farmington freshman Abby Winn earned Maine Collegiate Baseball and Softball Association and North Atlantic Conference Rookie of the Week honors.

In two games against the University of New England, Winn went 3-for-4, collecting five walks, a double, an RBI and four runs scored.


Her .349 batting average is third on the team and she has at least a hit in 10 of the Beavers’ 12 games this season.


HYNDMAN EARNS ANOTHER LEC HONOR: Dru Hyndman of the University of Southern Maine has earned Little East Conference Field Rookie of the Week honors for the second straight week.

The former Edward Little standout placed fourth in the long jump Saturday at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational, with a leap of 6.79 meters. He ranks third in the event in the NCAA Division III East region.

FARRINGTON NABS NESCAC ACCOLADES: Bates College’s Ned Farrington earned NESCAC Men’s Track Athlete of the Week after winning the 1,500-meter run at a meet for the third straight week.

He also set a personal record in the 1,500, with a time of 3:50.52 at the UMass Flagship Opener, and is ranked eighth in the country.

His 1,500 time only trails 1982 graduate Paul Hammond (3:49.10) in the Bates record books.

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