LEWISTON — Amy Jones hit a two-run homer to tie the score in the top of the seventh, then walked to drive in what proved to be the winning run in the eighth as the University of Maine at Farmington defeated Bates, 8-5, to salvage a split in a college softball doubleheader Monday afternoon.

Bates won the opener, 7-3, and led 4-2 in the seventh inning of game two. With one out, Devin Fitzgerald walked and Jones followed with a home run to center field. Jones, a Cony High School graduate, was 3 for 4 and drove in four runs in the nightcap for the Beavers (9-8). Shelby Bryant and Cony grad Allison White also had two hits in game two.

Gardiner native Mary Lewis stole three bases in the nightcap for Bates (7-11).

College Baseball

Thomas 1-1, NEC 0-6: Jake Chamblee and Thomas Cameron combned on a shutout as the Terriers split a pair of games with New England College in Henniker, N.H.

Camblee pitched six innings in the first game for Thomas (9-14), and Cameron pitched a scoreless seventh for the save. Jeffery Richardson had two hits for the Terriers, who scored their only run in the top of the sixth when Skowhegan grad Cody Vigue led off with a double and came home on Dillon Emerson’s single.

In game two, Conor Crouse had three hits, and Christopher Smith threw a complete-game seven-hitter for the Pilgrims (2-14). C>J. Pendleton had a strong relief outing for Thomas, going four innings and allowing only two hits and an unearned run.

Boys lacrosse

Gardiner 14, Camden Hills 1: At Thomas Colllege, Josh Caldwell scored four goals and Keegan Smith added thtee to go with seven assists as the Tigers downed the Windjammers in the Class B opener for both teams.

Seth Wing scored two goals for the Tigers whille teamate Austin Moore had a goal and three assists and Alex Nadeau, Dalton Sargent Walker Nortoin and Tyler Jamison scored single goals. Truman Moore scored for Camden Hills.

Gardiner goalie J.D. Crocker made three saves while Nick Walker made 11 for Camden Hills.

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