STANDISH — Chad Rafferty pitched a six-hitter with 12 strikeouts and two walks as St. Joseph’s remained undefeated in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference baseball tournament with a 4-0 victory Saturday over Johnson & Wales.

The Monks scored three times in the third inning on an RBI single by Mike Pratt, a wild pitch and an error. Nate Martin added an RBI infield single in the eighth.

St. Joseph’s (28-11) will have two opportunities today to defeat Suffolk (20-18), which eliminated Johnson & Wales (20-20-1) later Saturday.

USM, KEENE STATE SPLIT: Forrest Chadwick and Nick Grady each hit solo homers, and the Huskies (18-15, 5-7 Little East) built a four-run lead and held on for a 6-5 win over the Owls (27-10, 7-5) in the opener at Gorham.

Keene State won the second game, 9-4. Chadwick and Josh Mackey each had two hits, an RBI and a run for USM.

BATES SWEEPS COLBY: Mike Ciummei hit an RBI double and scored on a single by Jake Simon in the fifth inning to break an 8-8 tie and lift the Bobcats (18-14, 5-7 NESCAC East) to a 10-8 win over the Mules (11-20, 0-11) in the first game at Lewiston.

Griff Tewksbury hit a double, a triple and a home run and scored three runs to lift the Bobcats to a 4-2 win in Game 2.

Mike Mastrocola had a total of four hits and three runs scored for the Mules.

TUFTS SWEEPS BOWDOIN: Eric Weikert’s two-run homer in the fourth inning lifted the Jumbos (22-6-1, 11-1 NESCAC East) to a 7-5 win over the Polar Bears (20-10, 8-3) in the first game at Medford, Mass.

John Lefeber and Jordan Edgett each had three hits for the Polar Bears. Edgett drove in three runs.

Tufts won the second game 5-0, with Weikert hitting another two-run homer.

MAINE SWEEPS MARYLAND-BALTIMORE COUNTY: Keith Bilodeau pitched a five-hitter with five strikeouts and Alex Calbick hit a three-run homer to lead the Black Bears (17-21, 7-5 America East) to a 4-0 win over the Retrievers (6-28, 0-11) in the opener at Orono.

UMBC jumped out to a 4-0 lead in Game 2, but the Black Bears responded with seven straight runs and went on to an 11-5 victory. Mike Connolly had three hits and scored three runs, and Troy Black added two hits and three RBI.

SMCC, NHTI SPLIT: The Lynx (9-17) used a three-run fifth to take the opener 6-4, but the Seawolves (11-20) answered with an 8-4 win in the second game at Concord, N.H.

Tyler Kelly’s two-run single helped the Seawolves take a 4-0 lead in the first inning, and Scott Madden added an RBI double in the second. Dave Nealley had three hits and an RBI.


ST. JOSEPH’S 13, RIVIER 2: Connie Grovo had three hits, including a two-run homer, and finished with four RBI to lead the Monks (33-8) past the Raiders (25-13) in five innings in the winners’ bracket of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference tournament at Wenham, Mass.

Emily Leverone, Natasha Howard and Lindsay Moore also hit home runs for the Monks, and Rae-Marie Copan struck out six while pitching a three-hitter.

USM SWEEPS UMASS-DARTMOUTH: Sarah Deroche pitched a three-hitter and struck out 10 to lead the Huskies (6-32, 4-10 Little East) to a 5-1 win over the Corsairs (10-25, 1-14) in the opener at Gorham.

Erin Swarbrick drove in two runs for the Huskies, who scored twice in the fourth and added three runs in fifth.

Southern Maine completed the sweep with a 4-0 victory on a two-hitter from Samantha Morse, who struck out 11. Anna Allard hit a home run and finished with two hits and two RBI.

IONA SWEEPS MAINE: Alyssa Maiese pitched the last four innings of each game as Iona (21-17) beat Maine (17-29) by scores of 2-1 and 4-2 at New Rochelle, N.Y.

Terren Hall went 4 for 6 with an RBI for the Black Bears.

COLBY, BATES SPLIT: Barbara Santos tied the game with a three-run homer in the third, and the Mules (9-18, 1-10 NESCAC East) added three runs in the fifth inning for a 6-4 win over the Bobcats (12-11, 4-7) in the opener at Lewiston.

Bates took the lead on a three-run homer by Leah Maciejewski in the first inning.

In the second game, Lauren Dobish had three hits, drove in two runs and scored once to lift the Bobcats to a 7-3 win. Bates broke the game open with a five-run third inning behind two RBI each from Courtney Talcott and Alayna Garbarino.


EASTERN CONN. STATE 14, USM 13: Ashley Prizio scored six of her seven goals in the second half, including the winner, as the Warriors (8-7, 6-0 Little East) overcame a 12-7 deficit to beat Southern Maine (7-10, 4-2) at Paula Hodgdon Field in Gorham.

Mary Vaughan led the Huskies with three goals and four assists. Shelby Turcotte and Jackie Kelly each had three goals and one assist.


LITTLE EAST: John Davis and Matt Harmon led the University of Southern Maine to the Little East Conference men’s championship at Fitchburg, Mass.

Harmon broke his own school record in the hammer throw with a toss of 164 feet, 1 inch. He also finished fourth in the discus (133-5) and shot put (45-8).

Davis cleared 15-1 to win the pole vault.

The USM women won their 12th straight conference title, with Bethany Dumas winning individual titles in the javelin, pole vault and hurdles, and Hannah Patterson placing first in the discus and hammer throw.