ORONO — Maine left 14 runners on base in Game 2 and had to settle for a split against Albany. The Black Bears won the first game, 4-3, then lost 9-5 to Albany in 10 innings in the nightcap in college baseball action Sunday afternoon.

Game 1 went nine innings, and Maine plated four runs in the bottom of the seventh for a 4-2 lead and the eventual win. In the seventh, Scott Heath delivered an RBI single and Brett Chappell followed with an RBI double.

Justin Courtney allowed one run over 3 2/3 innings of relief to pick up the win. Charlie Butler pitched the ninth for his first save. Maine ended the game with a 4-6-3 double play. Craig Lepre had three hits in the first game for Albany.

In Game 2 (which was scheduled for seven innings), Albany starting pitcher Stephen Woods walked nine batters in 4 1/3 innings — but also allowed only one hit and one run. The Great Danes led 5-1 before Maine struck for three runs in the bottom of the fifth, then tied it with a run in the sixth. Kevin Stypulkowski doubled home Chappell, but the relay got Brenden Geary at the plate to end the inning.

Joey Moore earned the win for Albany by giving up one run over 5 1/3 innings. The Great Danes scored four runs in the 10th, with the big blow a three-run triple by Eric Mueller.

SOUTHERN MAINE 5, UMASS-DARTMOUTH 2: The Huskies scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning and held on for the victory in Plymouth, Mass.

Messalonskee grad Devin Warren started the winning rally with a single for his second hit of the day. Fellow Messalonskee grad Sam Dexter had an RBI single and scored during the inning. Paul McDonough drove in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded walk.

Dexter and Matt Bender had two hits apiece for USM (9-5). Starting pitcher Nick George worked 7 1/3 innings for the win, and Andrew Richards retired all five batters he faced for the save.

Alberto Vasquez and Taylor Cacciola each had an RBI for UMass-Dartmouth (5-4).


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