FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington baseball team scored three runs in the first inning of Game 2, on the way to a doubleheader sweep of Colby-Sawyer in North Atlantic Conference play.

UMF won game two 4-3, after taking the first game, 5-2.

Erskine Academy graduates Sean Cabaniss and Tom Grady each drove in a run for UMF (21-14, 13-9 NAC) in Game 2. Riley Chickering threw a complete game, allowing nine hits and two walks with four strikeouts for the win.

In Game 1, Cabaniss drove in two runs. Nate Pushard got the win, allowing one earned run in the complete game.

BATES 3-9, COLBY 1-3: Samuel Warren and Rob DiFranco combined on a four-hitter in Game 1 of a New England Small College Athletic Conference doubleheader sweep in Waterville.

Warren, Evan Czopek and Daniel Trulli each had two hits for Bates (12-18, 4-7 NESCAC) in the opener. The Mules (11-20, 4-8) scored their run in the fourth inning, when Tyler Starks scored on an error.

In Game 2, Trulli had three hits, scored twice and drove in two runs for the Bobcats. Zach Ellenthal had two hits for Colby, including a triple, and scored twice.


COLBY 7-3, BATES 6-1: Emily Schatz hit a two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Colby the win in Game 1 of a doubleheader sweep over rival Bates on Saturday in Waterville.

Colby (15-15, 6-6 New England Small College Athletic Conference) finished at .500 or better for the first time since 2009.

Bates (5-32, 0-12 NESCAC) took a 6-4 lead in the top of the seventh inning when Maddie Inlow ripped a two-run home run to left field. Colby’s Wiley Holton started the bottom of the seventh with a double to right field. Sam Rizzo reached on an error to get the first two runners on base. After an out, Robin Spofford loaded the bases with an infield single. Tori Sansone picked up an RBI when Holton scored on a fielder’s choice. After a walk to Skylar Labbe, Schatz doubled to bring in the final two runs.

In Game 2, the Mules scored one run in the second and added two more in the third inning. Julia Saul worked a complete game, had two hits, and scored two of the three runs. She struck out two and walked none.

NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE 4-1, THOMAS 3-5: Korrie Laren drove in four runs in Game 2, helping the Terriers split a NAC doubleheader in Henniker, New Hampshire.

Sonja Morse earned the win in Game 2 for Thomas (16-17, 9-3 NAC), giving up three hits and three walks while striking out four.

In Game 1, the Pilgrims (21-19, 8-4) scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take the lead. Molly Carroll had two hits and drove in a pair of runs for the Terriers.

CASTLETON 12-9, UMF 0-0: The Beavers had just four hits on the day, dropping a NAC doubleheader in Castleton, Vermont.

Meryl Bond and Kylie Cunningham had hits for the Beavers (7-22, 4-8 NAC) in Game 1. In Game 2, Cunningham and Ashley Gleason each had a hit.

Castleton improved to 17-11, 10-2 in conference play.


NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE 16, UMF 8: Tara Bainbridge scored five goals to lead the Pilgrims to the win Henniker, New Hampshire.

NEC (11-7) scored five unanswered goals to close the first half and take a 10-3 lead into the break.

Rhi Jackson scored three goals for UMF (5-8). Alyssa Arsenault and Danielle Conway split time in net for the Beavers, combining for 11 saves.


HUSSON 9, THOMAS 6: Husson scored four goals in the first four minutes of the second half en route to the NAC quarterfinal win in Bangor.

Brandon Corbo scored three goals and had five assists for Husson (6-9), which will play Castleton in a NAC semifinal Wednesday.

Colby Blondin scored two goals and Parker Chute added a goal and two assists for Thomas, which finished 3-9.

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