BANGOR — Third-seeded University of Maine at Farmington came up short against sixth-seeded Thomas College 8-6 in each team’s opening game of the North Atlantic Conference softball tournament Thursday at Husson University in Bangor.

The Beavers will try to keep their season alive Friday (9 a.m.) against fifth-seeded SUNY-Morrisville, which lost to top-seeded host Husson 18-0 in five innings Thursday.

UMaine-Farmington had closed out its regular season with a doubleheader sweep of Thomas on Sunday, but the Terriers got revenge Thursday.

The Beavers led 4-3 after one inning, but the Terriers scored runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings to turn the tide. UMF got back a run in the bottom of the fifth, but Thomas pulled away with two in the top of the seventh before the Beavers’ attempt to rally added only one run in the bottom of the frame.

Maddie Pike had two hits and two RBIs for UMF, including a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh. Jojo Daigneault and Oxford Hills graduate Christa Allen each had two hits, and Grace Allen drove in two runs.

Megan Oberholzer pitched a complete game and collected two hits and two RBIs for Thomas. Leah Knight had three hits, Maddie Rock recorded two hits and four RBIs, and Monmouth grad Brooklyn Federico had a hit and scored a run.

JAYDEN WILSON HONORED: Maine Maritime Academy fifth-year senior Jayden Wilson was named first-team All-North Atlantic Conference this week, the third year in a row the Lewiston graduate has earned first-team honors.

Wilson’s final collegiate season included 50 goals and 30 assists for 80 points. He finishes his career with 212 goals and 137 assists for a total of 349 points — all three are program records.

Wilson’s Maine Maritime teammate, Gray-New Gloucester grad Danny Stash, was named to the NAC Sportsmanship Team.

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