KENTS HILL — The University of Maine at Farmington baseball team clubbed 11 extra-base hits, including three home runs in a North Atlantic Conference doubleheader sweep over Lyndon State College on Sunday afternoon. The Beavers took the first game, 16-3, and then the shutout victory in Game 2, 4-0.

UMF (11-4, 4-4) scored seven runs in the second inning of Game 1. Tom Grady hit a triple to left and crossed the plate on Jordan Croteau’s single. Jimmy Parks added a bases-loaded single and then Sean Cabaniss came through with an RBI infield single. Dustin McCrossin followed with a two-run double and Ben Keene chipped in with an RBI single.

Trevor Hisler had an RBI single in the third inning and two batters later, Cabaniss tripled to left to bring home two more runs for the Beavers. Jimmy Neal crushed a two-run inside-the-park home run in the fourth inning to extend UMF’s lead to 12-0. Grady added a two-run double later in the game. Joseph Sullivan earned the win, pitching six innings and giving up one run on four hits while striking out nine.

In Game 2, Neal and Cabaniss each homered for UMF. The Beavers produced two more runs in the fourth inning on a Mark Leahy double and an error. Kyle Peterson pitched a complete-game shutout, striking out six and allowing only four hits.

MAINE 5-6, UMASS-LOWELL 4-10: Sam Balzano led off the Game 1 with a a walk and scored when Brett Chappell hit a sacrifice fly to give the Black Bears a quick lead in the win in Lowell, Mass. After the River Hawks tied the game, Maine scored three runs in the fourth inning. Luke Morrill doubled, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on an error. Jonathan Salcedo followed by reaching on an error and scored when Brian Doran homered to right field. UMass-Lowell again tied the game in the fifth inning. Maine grabbed the lead back in the top of the sixth when Brenden Geary singled and Steven Adam, who was a pinch runner, scored on Balzano’s sacrifice fly. Jacob Gosselin-Deschesnes earned the win in relief. He allowed one hit and improves to 2-1 on the season.

In Game 2, the River Hawks took a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Maine got on the board when Geary doubled in the third and scored on Doran’s single. The Bears tied the game in the fourth on Geary’s double to right center. Lowell then scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth to take back the lead and went on for the win.

COLBY 5-0, BATES 2-17: Soren Hanson scattered eight hits and two walks to earn the win in Game 1 as the Mules settled for a New England Small College Athletic Conference East split in Lewiston.

Zach Ellenthal doubled and Tim Corey singled as Colby took a 1-0 lead in the fourth. The Bobcats tied the game in the bottom of the inning. Colby’s Tyler Starks and Ryder Arsenault both reached on Bates errors to lead off the fifth and both scored for a 3-1 lead. Tommy Forese drove in one and the other run scored on a fielder’s choice. Colby (12-6, 3-3) extended its lead in the sixth when Dan Csaplar singled, moved to second a sacrifice bunt and scored on Ellenthal’s single. Jason Buco added an RBI single in the seventh.

In Game 2, Batse (8-9, 3-2) scored four runs in the first inning to jump out to the lead. Greg Ladd earned the pitching win.

SOFTBALL

JOHNSON ST. 5-10, UMF 1-7: The Badgers scored all 15 of their runs on the day in a total of four innings as they swept the Beavers in NAC action in Henniker, N.H.

Hannah Lust went 4 for 4 in game two for UMF (1-9 overall, 0-4 NAC). Kennadi Grover drove in three runs in that game and Katie Clark had three hits on the day.

Andrea Williams pitched all 14 innings in the circle for Johnson St. (2-4, 2-2). In game one, Anna Bingham homered twice and drove in all five runs with a two-run shot in the first inning and a three-run blast in the fifth. Casey Hogan drove in five runs in game two, and the Badgers got out to a big lead with eight runs in the bottom of the second before tacking on two in the fifth.

MAINE 6, UMASS-LOWELL 3: Felicia Lennon went 3-for-4, including a home run, as the Black Bears completed an America East weekend sweep in Lowell, Mass.

Nikki Byron added a pair of hits and two RBIs for Maine (15-15, 4-2). Alexis Bogdanovich improved to 9-4 with the win, giving up three runs on six hits with eight strikeouts. Byron later added an RBI double.


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