Bowdoin won a pair of baseball games against Fredonia on Wednesday at Auburndale, Florida.

In the opener, Bowdoin (3-1) scored six runs in the first inning and cruised to a 20-5 win over the Blue Devils (2-5). Richie McNamara had two hits and five RBI and Jake Sullivan got the win.

In the second game, a 7-1 win, Luke Chessie hit a three-run homer in the fifth. Kevin Murray added two RBI and Jack Mullen struck out 10 in five innings to pick up the win.

CROWN 5, SOUTHERN MAINE 3: Ashton Long had three RBI on four hits as the Polars (6-3) topped the Huskies (1-6) in Auburndale, Florida.

Howie Hatton went 3 for 4 with a solo homer in the ninth. Aidan Volk-Specht pitched six innings, allowing one run on four hits and striking out seven.

Christian Siciliano led USM with two hits and an RBI. Kyle Skolfield took the loss, pitching 6 1/3 innings.


UMAINE 15, GEORGE WASHINGTON 8: Colin Plante launched a solo homer and finished with four RBI as the Black Bears (4-10) ended a four-game skid with a win over the Colonials (4-14) in Washington, D.C.

Quinn McDaniel went 2 for 4 with three RBI for Maine. Jeremiah Jenkins added a solo homer and Jeff Rainess had two doubles. Blaine Cockburn struck out five in five innings for the win.

Steve Ditomaso hit a grand slam for George Washington. Michael Kohn had three doubles and three RBI.


BOWDOIN 18, NAZARETH 8: Patrick Fitzgerald had four goals and three assists as the Polar Bears (3-1) cruised past the Golden Flyers (1-6) in Tampa, Florida.

Will Byrne also scored four goals for Bowdoin. Robert Hobbs made 12 saves.


Eric Almquist made 16 saves for Nazareth, which got three goals from Braeden McKercher.

SOUTHERN MAINE 12, NORWICH 9: Nick James had six goals and four assists to power the Huskies (1-4) over the Cadets (1-4) at Gorham.

Schuyler Wetmore added three goals and four assists for USM. Omar Contreras scored twice and Tanner Nussinow made 14 saves.

Coley Bagwell, Alex Johnston and Chris Smith all had two goals for Norwich. Eric Hrabal turned away 12 shots.


U. OF NEW ENGLAND 14, GALLAUDET 7: Becca Dumont and Abby Miner each drove in three runs as the Nor’easters (2-4) handled the Bison (4-6) in Kissimmee, Florida.


Miner blasted a two-run shot in the first and had an RBI double in the fifth. Grace Tutt went 3 for 4 with two RBI for UNE and Kara McDonald pitched four innings in relief for the win.

Elaine Swecker had a three-run double for Gallaudet.

SACRAMENTO STATE SWEEPS UMAINE: The Black Bears (5-15) dropped both games of a doubleheader to the Hornets (14-9) in Sacramento, California.

Maine fell 11-2 in the opener. Lewa Day and Carley Morfey each had three RBI for Sacramento State and Marissa Bertuccio picked up the win, allowing no runs on two hits in four innings.

Grace McGouldrick and Kylee Rent each had an RBI single in a four-run fifth inning for Maine. Gwen Ludwig and Katie Marsh answered in the bottom of the fifth with RBI singles and Alexis Parish scored the go-ahead on a fielding error to give the Hornets a 5-4 win in the second game.



BATES 14, PLYMOUTH STATE 7: Caroline Taggart finished with four goals and three assists to lead the Bobcats (4-3) over the Panthers (3-2) at  Lewiston.

Sophie Scola had three goals for Bates. Cammie Lavoie stopped six shots.

Julia Donovan led Plymouth State with three goals and an assist. Margie Black racked up 12 saves.


FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON 84, TEXAS SOUTHERN 61: Ansley Almonor scored 23 points and Fairleigh Dickinson (20-15) beat Texas Southern (14-21) at Dayton, Ohio, in a First Four game.

The Knights held a 14-2 lead after a 12-0 run in the opening 3:29 and never gave up the lead. Grant Singleton scored seven points during a 19-6 run in which the Knights led by as many as 18 points at the end of the first half.


Fairleigh Dickinson advanced to the East Region to play top-seeded Purdue in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday.

KANSAS: Bill Self’s status for Kansas’ opener in the NCAA Tournament was uncertain, though assistant coach Norm Roberts said the Jayhawks remain hopeful he’ll be on the bench when they play Howard on Thursday.

Kansas’ Hall of Fame coach was discharged from a Kansas City-area hospital Sunday, where he’d been recovering after a procedure to treat blocked arteries in his heart.

Self attended practice Wednesday but did not participate in his team’s media availability. Roberts said Self also was at practice Tuesday and has been at all of the team’s meetings.

ALABAMA: Star Brandon Miller was accompanied by an armed security guard to the NCAA Tournament because of threats directed his way, Crimson Tide Coach Nate Oats said.

“If you guys saw some of what I’ve seen sent his way, I think you would understand why that’s the case,” Oats said of the extra protection that the school lined up for Miller. “I don’t want to get into all that. The entire situation, as you know, is just a heartbreaking situation on all accounts.”


Miller’s name surfaced last month in court testimony involving the capital murder case of former Alabama player Darius Miles and another man, who are charged in the fatal shooting of 23-year-old Jamea Harris on Jan. 15.

A police officer testified that Miles texted Miller asking him to bring Miles’ gun in the early morning hours of the shooting. Fellow freshman starter Jaden Bradley was also at the scene. Neither Miller nor Bradley has been accused of any crime, and the university has described Miller as a cooperating witness, not a suspect.


MISSISSIPPI STATE 70, ILLINOIS 56: Jessika Carter had 22 points, nine rebounds and four blocks, Anastasia Hayes added 11 points, seven rebounds and five assists and Mississippi State (21-10) beat Illinois (22-10) at South Bend, Indiana, to begin the NCAA Tournament in a First Four game.

Mississippi State  advances to the field of 64 to take on No. 6 seed Creighton. The Bulldogs improved to 14-3 in the NCAA Tournament since the 2016-17 season.

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