WATERVILLE — Central Maine alumni had big contributions as Thomas College swept Fisher, 10-2 and 7-1, in a non-conference softball doubleheader Sunday afternoon.

Messalonskee graduate Briana Warren went 3 for 3 with three doubles in the first game, while Cony grad Sonja Morse drove in three runs. Skowhegan grad Taylor M. Johnson had a pair of RBIs. Madison grad Emily McKenney allowed three hits in four innings for the win, and Johnson pitched a perfect fifth inning in relief. The game was shortened to five innings by the eight-run rule.

Warren stole two bases in Game 2, while Messalonskee’s Alyssa Eugley had two hits and two stolen bases. Johnson was 2 for 2 with two RBIs.

Thomas is now 12-19, while Fisher is 7-28.

MAINE 10, HARTFORD 0, 5 INNINGS: Alexis Bogdanovich fired a one-hitter with nine strikeouts as the Black Bears beat the Hawks to finish off the America East sweep in Orono.

Elizabeth Newkirk had the only hit for Hartford (3-40, 0-14), a bunt single leading off the third inning.

Jessica Burk, Emj Fogel, and Janelle Bouchard each hit a home run for Maine (19-17, 8-4). Fogel finished the day with five RBIs. Skowhegan grad Shelby Obert was perfect at the plate, with a double and two walks. Kristen Koslosky added two hits.

BATES 6-13, UMF 3-3: Karen Lockhart had four hits, including a home run, to go along with four RBIs and three runs scored to lead the Bobcats to the non-conference sweep in Farmington.

In Game 1, Maddie Inlow had two hits and an RBI for Bates. Brenna Callahan went the distance, allowing four hits and striking out three. Natasha DeRoche had a double and single for the Beavers, while Hannah Lust added a triple and Kristen Manzo a single. Courtney Fowler took the loss, allowing six runs on 10 hits and one walk. She also struck out seven.

In the second game, Lockhart and Callahan each hit a home run for Bates (11-19). Kelsey Freedman earned the win.

For UMF (4-20), Lust had a double and a single.

COLBY 8, BATES 2: Skylar Labbe had two doubles, four RBIs and scored twice to lead the Mules to the New England Small College Athletic Conference win in Waterville.

Erica Pulford added two singles and two RBIs for Colby (11-18, 4-8) while Meaghan Lewia also had two singles and an RBI.

Karen Lockhart, and Krisa Shaikh each doubled for Bates (11-20, 4-8).


COLBY 7-3, PLYMOUTH STATE 6-2: The Mules rallied in the late innings of both games to sweep the non-conference doubleheader in Plymouth, N.H.

In Game 1, Colby broke a 4-4 tie with three runs in the top of the seventh, with the big hit a two-run single by Ryder Arsenault with two out. Plymouth State had two runs in and the bases loaded with one out in the bottom of the seventh, but Colby freshman Louis Kraham stranded everybody with a strikeout and a foulout. Colby’s Soren Hanson went 3 for 3 in the opener.

In the nightcap, the Mules (18-11) trailed 2-0 in the sixth, but tied it up on a two-out, two-run double by Tim Corey. In the seventh, Arsenault singled, stole second, went to third on a single by Jason Buco, and scored on Zach Ellenthal’s single. Freshman Max Manos earned the win with two hitless innings of relief.

Plymouth State is 12-23.

CASTLETON 2-7, UMAINE-FARMINGTON 1-6: The Beavers out-hit the Spartans 15-7 on the day, but Castleton pulled out both wins in a North Atlantic Conference doubleheader at Hippach Field in Farmington.

In Game 1, Castleton scored both of its runs in the top of the first on an RBI single by Dan Errico and an RBI double by Nate Swahn. UMF pitcher Riley Chickering allowed only one other hit — a two-out single in the sixth — but was hung with the tough loss. Tom Grady doubled home fellow Erskine grad Sean Cabaniss in the bottom of the first for UMF’s only run. Luke Salerno went all six innings for Castleton, giving up six hits and striking out nine.

In the second game, Castleton (28-9, 20-4) scored five runs in the third inning on one hit — a grand slam by Nick Swim. The Beavers fought back and tied in the fifth on a two-run homer by Nick Attaliades-Ryan and an RBI double by Skowhegan grad Trevor Hisler.

Castleton scored two unearned runs in the seventh on two errors and a two-out RBI single. Cabaniss doubled and scored on Grady’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the inning, but the Beavers (16-15, 9-13) fell a run short.

LYNDON STATE 11-8, THOMAS 2-5: After losing twice to Thomas on Saturday, the Hornets took both games of Sunday’s NAC doubleheader in Waterville.

Dylan Newton supplied the bulk of Lyndon’s offense in Game 1, going 4 for 5 with three runs scored and five RBIs. Mason Brewer went the distance on the mound and struck out eight.

In Game 2, Thomas led 5-2 after five innings behind Lawrence grad Isiah Fleming (5 2/3 innings, three earned runs, six strikeouts). After Lyndon State cut the lead to 5-4 in the sixth, the Hornets tied it in the seventh on Newton’s RBI single, then took the lead for good on a two-run homer by Reece Tanguay. Matt Romandetti went 3 for 3 in game two for Thomas. Newton was 2 for 4 for Lyndon.

Lyndon State is 10-22 overall and 9-13 in the NAC, while Thomas is 16-19, 14-10.

UMBC 6, MAINE 3: The Black Bears had 10 hits but it wasn’t enough to get by the Revrievers in America East action in Baltimore, Md.

Luke Morrill and Danny Diaz each hit a home run for Maine (15-22, 5-9). Kevin Stypulkowski added a double..

In the bottom of the eighth, the Retrievers (20-16, 7-8) had a single, a triple and a home run for three runs and take a 6-3 lead.


HUSSON 16, UMAINE-FARMINGTON 9: The Eagles scored the first seven goals, including four straight by Abi Staab, to defeat the Beavers in a NAC quarterfinal in Bangor.

UMF (5-8) could not get closer than six goals the rest of the game. Ayla Allen led the Beavers with three goals, and Rhi Jackson and Carly Raymond added two apiece. The Beavers had a 14-13 edge in draw controls, but committed 34 turnovers, compared to 21 for Husson.

Staab scored five goals, and was helped by Mattie Russell with three. Amanda Deshaies, Alissa Fallon, and Anna Wolterbeek each scored two goals. Fallon and Michaela Bicknell each had three assists. Kaitlin Dolloff made 11 saves for Husson (8-6).

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