GORHAM — Sam Dexter went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and Paul McDonough drove in three runs to lead the University of Southern Maine baseball team past Colby 7-5 in a non-conference game Wednesday afternoon.

Dexter, a Messalonskee graduate, homered in the bottom of the third inning. McDonough went 4-for-5 for the Huskies (20-9).

Tim Corey hit a home run for Colby (15-9) and finished 2-for-4. He also scored two runs.

THOMAS 3-0, UMF 2-4: Isiah Fleming allowed two runs and struck out four in four innings of work to help Thomas grab Game 1 of the North Atlantic Conference doubleheader. Anree Benitez went 1-for-3 with a run for the Terriers. Nate Pushard suffered the loss for the Beavers, despite allowing just one earned run and striking out five in six innings.

In Game 2, Jimmy Neal pitched six shutout innings to help UMF (15-11, 8-8 in the NAC) earn the split. Neal walked six and whiffed two. Sean Cabaniss went 2-for-2 with an RBI for UMF. Derek Kane went 2-for-4 to pace Thomas (13-16, 11-7).


THOMAS S 9-7 UMAINE-PRESQUE ISLE 7-1: Messalonskee grad Briana Warren went 5-for-8 in the doubleheader as the Terriers rolled in Waterville.

In Game 1, Warren was 3-for-3 with two stolen bases, while Korrie Laren and Messalonskee grad Alyssa Eugley each added two hits. Thomas led 9-0, but UMPI clawed back with two runs in the fifth and five in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Owls, who were the home team in both games because the doubleheader was originally scheduled in Presque Isle, had the tying run at the plate when the game ended. Nokomis grad Sara Packard had two hits for UMPI.

Madison grad Emily McKenney was the star of Game 2 for Thomas (8-17). McKenney allowed one hit over six innings, and went 3-for-4 at the plate. Richmond grad Lindsy Hoopingarner also went 3-for-4, and drove in a pair of runs. Skowhegan grad Taylor M. Johnson added two singles. Mt. Abram grad Danielle Smith had the only hit for UMPI (11-13).


BATES 9, COLBY 8: Moriah Greenstein scored four goals and added an assist to help Bates edge No 10 Colby in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game in Waterville. Emma Getsinger scored two goals for the Bobcats (7-8, 3-7 in the NESCAC).

Sasha Fritts scored three goals to lead Colby (10-5, 5-5).


BATES 22, COLBY 10: No. 14 nationally ranked Bates shrugged off an 11-day hiatus since its last game and defeated Colby at Garcelon Field in Lewiston to finish the regular season on a five-game winning streak, all against NESCAC opponents.

It is the most goals Bates has ever scored in a NESCAC game, and the Bobcats’ largest-ever margin of victory in a conference game since the NESCAC became a playing conference in 2001.

Bates (9-4, 6-4 NESCAC) senior Jack Strain tied his career high with six goals to go with one assist and three ground balls. Sophomore Charlie Fay scored four goals, including three in the first half, to go with one assist.

Derek Youngman led Colby (8-6, 4-6 NESCAC) with three goals and an assist. Austin Sayre contributed two goals and an assist, while Sam Wasserman and Mark Philipps added two goals apiece. Tyler Will made nine saves for the Mules.

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