WATERVILLE — Sometimes when an opponent uses a lot of pitchers, it can keep an offense from finding a rhythm. That wasn’t the case for the Colby College baseball team Tuesday night.

Against nine Thomas College pitchers, the Mules rapped out 15 hits. Colby scored three runs in the bottom of the third to take the lead, and added four more runs in the bottom of the fourth to blow the game open, on the way to a 13-1 win over its crosstown rival.

“I was worried early, but we put the barrel on some balls to make some things happen,” Colby coach Dale Plummer said.

The win was the second straight for the Mules, now 4-11, and the second of the season over the Terriers. Colby beat Thomas when both teams were in Florida, 7-2. Thomas fell to 3-16, with a North Atlantic Conference doubleheader at Husson set for Wednesday. The Terriers used Tuesday’s game as a chance to get a number of players in the game.

“We use these midweek games, we’re trying to figure stuff out. I love all these kids. They’re working really hard,” Thomas coach Greg King said. “We’re not getting the results we want, so we take games like this and say, all right, who hasn’t been playing? Who is getting an opportunity to step up? We had a lot of guys out there who haven’t seen a lot of live pitching.”

The Terriers took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second when Ryan Jurgewich’s RBI single scored Alex Curtis. After that, it was all Mules. William Wessman’s two-run triple in the bottom of the third gave Colby the lead for good, 3-1. The Mules added four unearned runs with a pair of hits and two Thomas errors, pushing the lead to 7-1.

“Some of it’s not making plays, too. We had some guys who went out there and pitched pretty well and we extend the innings and it makes it look like the guy didn’t pitch well,” King said.

Colby used five pitchers, with Daniel Schoenfeld earning the win with two scoreless innings of relief.

Wessman, Andrew Russell and Matt Treveloni each had a pair of hits for the Mules. As pleased as he was with the offense, Plummer said he was thrilled the Mules played errorless defense.

“It was the first really clean game we’ve played all season defensively. We’ve been struggling offensively. We’ve been struggling with our confidence a little bit. Hopefully, we’ve turned the page,” Plummer said.

Thomas had just five hits, the last a Darren Kelly single to lead off the sixth inning.

Travis Lazarczyk — 861-9242

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