Maine baseball cruises to win over Stetson

DeLand, Fla. — Brenden Geary went 3 for 4 with five RBI and Scott Heath earned his second win of the season as the University of Maine baseball team sank Stetson 6-3 in a non-conference game Sunday afternoon.

The Black Bears (2-7) scored three runs in the second and fifth innings. Geary had a two-run double in the second inning and a three-run double in the fifth.

Heath pitched five innings, allowing three runs and striking out three.

The Hatters dropped to 2-9.

Fischbacher wins women’s downhill


CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland — Andrea Fischbacher of Austria was the surprise winner of the delayed women’s downhill at Crans Montana on Sunday, claiming her first World Cup victory in four years.

Fischbacher skied down the new Mont-Lachaux slope in 1 minute, 34 seconds, beating compatriot Anna Fenninger by 0.15.

Fenninger, who is the only realistic challenger to overall leader Maria Hoefl-Riesch, instantly ran over to congratulate her teammate after seeing Fischbacher beat her time and the pair fell over into the snow in an embrace.

Tina Maze of Slovenia was third, 47 seconds behind Fischbacher. Maze narrowly prevented an all-Austrian podium as she edged out Elisabeth Goergl by just 0.02.

Hoefl-Riesch was ninth as home favorite Lara Gut and Marianne Kaufmann-Abderhalden both skied out.

Jansrud takes home super-G victory


KVITFJELL, Norway (AP) — Olympic champion Kjetil Jansrud of Norway overcame tricky racing conditions on his favorite home course to win a World Cup super-G race on Sunday ahead of Switzerland’s Patrick Kueng.

Jansrud, who won gold in super-G at the Sochi Olympics, finished 0.26 seconds ahead of Kueng and 0.33 clear of Olympic downhill champion Matthias Mayer of Austria.

It was a third career World Cup win for Jansrud, and all of those victories have been in this Norwegian resort of Kvitfjell.

Hopes for a home podium double were dashed when overall World Cup leader Aksel Lund Svindal finished .44 behind in fourth place. However, it was enough for Svindal to clinch the super-G title.

American Travis Ganong was hampered by a late starting number — 28 — and the snow was falling hard when he failed to finish his run.

From staff and wire reports

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