FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington capped off the regular season with a 4-0 and 9-1 North Atlantic Conference doubleheader sweep of Colby-Sawyer College on Senior Day at Hippach Field on Sunday.

The Beavers’ (23-14, 15-9) pitching staff held the Chargers (13-22, 8-16) to only one run on eight hits in the twinbill.

Ben Keene produced the first run of the first game with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the third inning. Farmington added one more run in the frame after scoring on an infield error by the Chargers.

UMF used a two-out rally in the fifth inning to boost its lead to 3-0. Erskine graduate Sean Cabaniss and Keene lined back-to-back singles before Tom Grady, another Erskine grad, crushed an RBI single into left field.

The Beavers loaded the bases in the bottom of the sixth inning and tacked on another run after Skowhegan graduate Trevor Hisler hit a sacrifice fly.

Kyle Peterson threw a complete game three-hitter in his final appearance at Hippach Field. The senior fanned three Chargers and picked up his fifth win of the season.

The offense came alive in Game 2 as the Beavers tallied four runs in the second inning and five more runs in the third inning. Mt. Blue graduate Jimmy Neal was 2-for-3 in the nightcap with four RBIs thanks to a home run in the third inning. Dustin McCrossin had a pair of hits, runs, and RBIs.

Erskine graduate Jory Humphrey picked up the win in Game 2. The senior allowed one earned run on three hits with one strikeout.

MAINE 7, UMASS-LOWELL 4: Colin Ridley went 3-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs to lead the Black Bears to the America East sweep in Orono.

Lou Della Fera added a three-run home run for Maine (15-27).

The Black Bears scored the first run of the day in the bottom of the first from a Ridley single to left field scoring Jeremy Pena.

UMass Lowell answered in the top of the third, as Steve Passatempo hit a towering home run to right center tying the game at 1-1.

Maine responded with a home run of their own when Ridley hit a rocket to right center as Maine regained the lead 2-1.

In the top of the fifth UMass-Lowell tied the game after Russ Olive grounded out to second, scoring the runner on third. Oscar Marchena singled to third driving in the second run of the inning as the River Hawks took a 3-2 lead.

UMass-Lowell added to their lead with an RBI single from Ian Strom as they held a 4-2 advantage.

With runners on first and second in the bottom of the seventh, Della Fera hit a homer to right center as the Black Bears regained the lead, 5-4. Kevin Stypulkowski later hit a sacrifice fly to center adding another run to their lead, 6-4.

The Black Bears next play at Colby College at 4 p.m., Wednesday.


MAINE 11, HARTFORD 3: A season-high 17 hit attack helped lead the Black Bears to a series sweeping America East victory Sunday in West Hartford, Connecticut.

Erika Leonard and Rachel Harvey each recorded four hits on the day for Maine (23-18, 10-4). Leonard finished the afternoon with a double, a home run, two RBIs and three runs while Harvey scored a run and drove in another. Meghan Royle and Felicia Lennon each also homered, giving Maine seven home runs on the weekend.

Hartford took a 1-0 lead with a run in the bottom of the first. Danielle DeMarco’s single into right field scored Kylie Dazalla but Maine’s right fielder, Leonard, pegged down DeMarco at second trying to stretch her hit into a double.

Maine took the lead with a pair of runs in the top of the second. With the bases loaded, Kristen Niland singled up the middle, scoring Lennon to tie the game. The Black Bears took the lead on Leonard’s sacrifice fly to left which was deep enough to allow Maddie Decker to tag and score from third.

The Black Bears tacked on three runs in each of the next two innings. In the third, Lennon sent her fourth home run of the spring over the wall in left. The three-run shot put Maine up 5-1.

Royle extended Maine’s lead to 7-1 with her two-run homer in the top of the fourth. Alyssa Derrick drove in the eighth run of the day for the Black Bears when her single through the left side scored Janelle Bouchard.