BANGOR — Nik Beeson singled to score Anree Benitez in the bottom of the 12th inning to lift Thomas to a 3-2 win in Game 1 of a North Atlantic Conference baseball doubleheader against Castleton State on Saturday at Husson University. Castleton won the second game 9-0.
C.J. Pendleton was strong on the mound for Thomas, tossing six innings, allowing two runs with three strikeouts. Rhett Adams earned the win with an inning of relief. Beeson drove in two runs for the Terriers.
In Game 2, Castleton scored twice in the third inning to break open a scoreless game. The Spartans scored two more runs in the fourth, then four in the fifth to pull away. Devin Hayes tossed a complete game two hitter for the win.
HUSSON 4-3, COLBY-SAWYER 2-2: Waterville grad Josh Gaudette drove in a pair of runs to lead the Eagles to the North Atlantic Conference win in Game 1. Pat Thibodeau had three hits in Game 2 while Messalonskee grad Dylan Foster and Waterville grad Kyle Bishop had two hits apiece. Husson is 12-9, 9-6 in NAC play, while Colby-Sawyer falls to 4-14, 1-5.
MAINE 5-3, UMASS-LOWELL: Shane Bussey singled home a run in the ninth inning of Game 2 to give the Black Bears a sweep of their America East doubleheader in Lowell, Mass. Brian Doran added two hits for Maine (12-19, 3-5) in the second game while Alex Calbrick, Scott Heath, Nick Bernardo and Bussey each had two hits in Game 1.
COLBY 2-4, BOWDOIN 3-2: The Mules moved into first place in the East division of the New England Small College Athletic Conference with a win in the second game of a doubleheader in Brunswick. Colby (12-6, 4-2) rallied for four runs in the sixth inning in Game 2 on a two-run double from Dan Csaplar and a two-run single from Kevin Galvin. Greg Ladd allowed three hits over seven innings for the pitching win. In Game 1, Bowdoin’s Chad Martin hit a three-run homer.
CASTLETON 5-5, UMF 1-4: The Spartans swept the NAC doubleheader played in Rindge, N.H. Jimmy Neal drove in all five of UMaine-Farmington’s runs, belting a double and two-run homer in Game 2. Ben Keene added a single and triple for UMF in the seocnd game while Dustin McCrossin had a pair of hits. UMF is 4-14 overall, 1-3 in NAC play.
MAINE 8-6, UMBC 0-7: The Black Bears (14-13, 6-5 America East) split their doubleheader with UMBC (24-16, 2-6 AE) in Orono.
Dagmar Ralphs led the offense as she went 4-for-8 with four RBI and three runs scored on the day. Jessica Burk added a 4-for-8 day, belting her third home run of the season and driving in four. In Game 1, Skowhegan graduate Shelby Obert went 2 for 3 with three RBIs and a run scored.
THOMAS 2-3, NEC 0-1: The Terriers swept the NAC doubleheader in Henniker, N.H. Kelsey Crowe fanned seven without a walk in Game 1 and also added two hits and an RBI. In Game 2, Richmond graduate Lindsy Hoopingarner, Mary Ortiz and Korrie Laren all drove in runs while Faith Robinson picked up the pitching win. Thomas is 7-7 overall and 2-0 in NAC play while New England College falls to 5-8, 1-5.
CASTLETON 9-4, UMF 1-0: The Spartans swept the North Atlantic Conference doubleheader in Castleton, Vt. Cony graduates Emily Soule and Amy Jones had the only hits for the Beavers in Game 1. Erskine graduate Meryl Bond, Soule, Katie Clark and Shelby Bryant had hits for UMaine-Farmington (2-2, 2-2) in Game 2. Castleton is 5-0, 4-2.
BOWDOIN 1-4, COLBY 0-2: The Polar Bears won Game 1 of their NESCAC sweep in Brunswick on Casey Correa’s walkoff single. Bri Wheeler, Katie McLaughlin, Hall-Dale graduate Carylanne Wolfington and Meaghan Lewia had hits for Colby (4-12, 1-4) in Game 2., Bowdoin is 16-6, 5-1.
UMF 12, GREEN MOUNTAIN 3: Ayla Allen scored three goals to become the leading career scorer in University of Maine at Farmington history. Her total of 63 eclipses Annie Daniels by one. Jaclyn Langevin led the Beavers with four goals while Messalonskee graduate Maddi Kadnar scored two. Hannah Goodenow made 15 saves in goal for UMF (3-7, 1-3) while Virginia Anderson made 14 for Green Mountain (0-6, 0-3).
WILLIAMS 10, COLBY 9, OT: The 10th ranked Ephs scored three goals in the final 4:46 of regulation then won in overtime on a gaol from Rebecca McGovern in NESCAC action in Waterville. Katharine Eddy led the Mules (6-5, 4-4) with five goals and an assist while Lindsey McKenna scored two and Alex Mintz and Sarah Lux one apiece. Williams is 11-1 overall and 7-1 in conference play.
CASTLETON 15, THOMAS 11: The Terriers fell short in the North Atlantic Conference contest despite four goals from Messalonskee graduate Miranda Tinsman. Erin Nelligan added three goals for Thomas (5-5, 3-1 NAC) while Gardiner grad Jenn Day scored twice. Jennilee Mark led Castleton (5-6, 4-0) with three goals.
WILLIAMS 10, COLBY 7: Andy Grabowski scored three goals to lead the Ephs to the NESCAC win in Williamstown, Mass. Derek Youngman led the Mules with three goals while teammate Austin Sayre added two goals and two assists. Tyler Will made 21 saves in goal for Colby (6-5, 3-4) while Dan Whitman stopped 10 shots for Williams (6-5, 4-3).
UMF 15, JOHNSON ST. 10: Sean Bence and Jake Linkleter scored four goals each to lead the Beavers to the NAC win in Henniker, N.H. TC Peters added a goal and four assists for UMaine-Farmington. Ben Altmaier made 10 saves in goal for UMF (2-6, 2-4) while Jay Palmiano had nine for Johnson State (0-7, 0-4).
THOMAS 25, GREEN MOUNTAIN 8: Gunnar Shelton scored a career-high eight goals and five assists, while recording his 100th career point to lead the Terriers to their fourth consecutive win. Bryan Ferris added four goals for the Terriers while Caleb Runci scored three.
The 25 goals scored by Thomas (4-6, 4-2 NAC) is the largest amount scored in a single game in program history, with the previous highest being 19 points in a 19-5 victory over Lycoming on April 17, 2008.
THOMAS 6, CASTLETON 3: The Terriers won their third straight North Atlantic Conference match in Waterville. Tyler Small, Eric Morin, Malcolm Marshall and Federico Trujillo won singles matches while Small and Morin and Trujillo and Jonte Roussel combined for doubles victories. Thomas is 4-4 overall, 3-1 in NAC play while Castleton falls to 5-3, 2-1.
HAMILTON 5, COLBY 4: The Continentals won two of three doubles matches for the NESCAC win in Clinton, N.Y. Tess Perese, Holly Bogo and Danielle Levine won singles matches for Colby (4-8, 0-5) while Bogo and Erica Talmano won in doubles. Hamilton is 12-4, 1-3.
Ethan Druskat won the 100 meter dash and David Chelimo the 5,000 meter run for Colby in a four-way meet at Bates College in Lewiston. Andrew Harwig finished second in the decathlon and Jeff Hale second in the 1,500 for the Mules who placed third overall.
Also Saturday: Gardiner graduates Tyler Jamison and Seth Wing, scored two goals and one goal, respectively, for the Southern Maine lacrosse team … Mt. Blue grad and UMaine senior Kelton Cullenberg finished second in the 5,000 meter run at the Wildcat Invitational while teammate and Cony graduate Julian Hubbard placed second in the long jump and third in the triple jump … Monmouth graduate Kevin Desmond won the 400 meter dash for the University of Southern Maine in a four-way meet at Bates while teammate and Cony grad Briar Beede finished fifth in the 5,000.