WATERVILLE — The Colby baseball team had to work a little extra Saturday afternoon in a New England Small College Athletic Conference doubleheader against Tufts.

It was well worth it for the Mules.

Colby scored consecutive walk-off wins, beating Tufts 5-4 and 3-2 in a pair of nine-inning games Saturday afternoon.

In the opener, Tim Corey singled in the bottom of the ninth and later scored on an error to give the Mules (9-14, 2-7 in NESCAC) the victory.

In Game 2, Finigan went 2 for 3 with an RBI and Corey had the game-winning RBI on a fielder’s choice in the ninth.

Maine 2-3, Stony Brook 1-2: The Black Bears parlayed strong starting pitching and timely hitting into a key America East doubleheader sweep in Orono.

Tommy Lawrence pitched seven strong innings in the opener, allowing six hits and one earned run while striking out two. Maine (21-14, 13-3 in America East) trailed 1-0 before Alex Calbrick hit an RBI double in the fourth inning and Sam Balzano had an RBI single in the fifth inning to give the Black Bears a lead it would not relinquish.

A.J. Bazdanes pitched a gem in the second game, striking out nine and allowed just four hits.

Castleton 9-11, Thomas 1-6: Matt McNamee drove in three runs in the opener and Cameron Curler went 3 for 3 with two RBIs in the nightcap to lead the Spartans to a North Atlantic Conference doubleheader sweep in Castleton, Vt.

In the opener, Tyler Lord and Connmor Hoagland each had a pair of hits and an RBI to lead Castleton. Cody Vigue went 3 for 3 with an RBI to lead Thomas.

In the second game, McNamee drove in two more runs for Castleton (21-7). Vigue had three hits for Thomas (12-17).

UM-Farmington 5-4, NEC 2-8: Dale Winchenbach held the Pilgrims to two runs on five hits and Brett Wallingford had a key two-run single to lead the Beavers to victory in the opener of a NAC doubleheader.

Joe Sullivan and Brian Jenkins each had RBI singles for UMF (7-15, 6-12).

Fairfield native Matt Woodbury had a double and scored a run in Game 2 for UMF.


Husson 1-16, UM-Farmington 0-0: Amanda Ryan pitched a shutout in the opener and Lona Sargent went 4 for 4 with five RBIs in Game 2 to lead the Eagles to the sweep of a NAC doubleheader in Bangor.

In the opener, Ryan struck out four and allowed just four hits. Aimee Mortensen accounted for the lone run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. In the second game, Skowhegan native Becca McCarty was one of three pitchers to combine to shutout the Beavers.

Maine 2, Stony Brook 0: Beth Spoehr pitched a three-hit shutout and Jean Stevens had an RBI single to lead the Black Bears to the America East victory at Kessock Field in Orono.

Kaitlin Norton also had an RBI for the Black Bears (7-32, 3-7 in America East).

Trinity 6-7, Colby 4-1: Hannah King earned victories in both games and Abby Ostrom had a big day at the place to lift the Bantams to the doubleheader sweep at Crafts Field in Waterville.

Ostrom had a double in the nightcap after she hit a two-run home run in the opener. King pitched a complete game in the opener and entered Game 2 in the first inning. Emily Schatz had an RBI single and Carylanne Wolfington had a double in the second game to pace Colby (8-14, 2-7).

Men’s lacrosse

Middlebury 16, Colby 10: Mike Giordano, Erich Pfeffer and Andrew Metro each scored three goals to lead Middlebury to the NESCAC victory in Middlebury, Vt.

Jon Broome had two goals and two assists to lead Middlebury (11-2, 7-2 in NESCAC).

Greg McKillop and Ian Deveau each had three goals for the Mules (6-8, 2-7), who trailed 10-3 at the half.

Thomas 18, Lyndon St. 8: Parker Chute scored six goals and Gunnar Shelton added five to lead the Terriers in Waterville.

Bryan Ferris chipped in four goals and an assist for Thomas (4-8, 3-4), which led 7-0 after the first quarter and never looked back.

Women’s lacrosse

Middlebury 14, Colby 6: Fairfield native Lindsey McKenna had four goals but it wasn’t enough for the Mules at Bill Alfond Field.

No. 3 Middlebury (12-1, 8-1 in NESCAC) scored six goals in the opening seven minutes and never looked back.

Thomas 18, Green Mountain 6: The Terriers scored four goals in the first seven minutes and cruised to the NAC victory in Waterville.

Ceara Dibiase led the way with six goals and two assists for Thomas (9-4, 4-1).

Brittany Premo scored three goals while Khamaree Owens and Miranda Tinsman each added a pair.

Bryanna Astor scored three goals to lead Green Mountain (2-9. 0-5).

UMF 10, New England College 9: The Beavers grabbed a five-goal lead and then held on late to earn the NAC victory at Prescott Field in Farmington.

Ayla Allen led the way for UMF (4-12, 2-3 in NAC) with five goals and an assists. Mara Balboni and Molly Carbin each added two goals.

Track and field

State of Maine Championships: Monmouth native Kevin Desmond helped the University of Southern Maine 4×400 relay team to victory at the State of Maine Championships at Bates. Desmond and teammates Daniel Webb, Parker Chipman and Jeremy Collins finished iun 3 minutes, 22.33 seconds.

Randy Person, Justin Owumi and Matt White won state championships for the Colby men. Person won the 200-meter dash in 22.77 in a field of 14 sprinters. Owumi took the triple jump with a leap of 44 feet, 4.75 inches. White was the lone runner in the 400 dash to break 50 seconds. He clocked in at 49.85.

The Colby women enjoyed a strong day at the Aloha Relays at Bowdoin College, winning the 400 and 1,600-meter relays. Brittney Bell, Brittany Reardon, Emily Doyle and Emily Tolman had a time of 49.53 in winning the 400 relay. Alanna McDonough, Kate Riley, Bell and Doyle took the 1,600 relay in 4:07.29.

Also Saturday: Gardiner native Forrest Chadwick went 4 for 10 with three RBIs and also recorded two saves to lead the University of Southern Maine baseball team to a Little East Conference doubleheader sweep of Plymouth State. Erskine Academy graduate Nick Grady extended his hitting streak to 25 games for USM, which won 8-7 and 12-9. Grady went 4 for 10 with three RBIs. … Chris DelGiudice scored two goals and Chris Pelletier added two assists for the Husson men’s lacrosse team Saturday in an 18-4 loss to New England College. … Hall-Dale High School graduate Ryan Leach pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on five hits, while striking out five and walking three as the Franklin Pierce baseball team beat Stonehill 8-4 in the second game of a doubleheader in Rindge, N.H. Leach earned the win to improve to 4-3.


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