AUBURNDALE, Fla. — The University of Maine’s bats stayed hot under the Florida sun Saturday, but inconsistent pitching resulted in the Black Bears having to settle for a split in a twinbill against two teams.
In the first game against Bowling Green (6-12), Troy Black had three hits, three runs and three RBI to lead Maine to a 14-5 win. The Black Bears lost 9-7 to Evansville in the second game.
In the first game, the Black Bears took a 4-0 first-inning lead with Black stroking an RBI double and Scott Heath a two-run triple.
Maine poured it on in the second inning, with Black’s RBI single helping to up the lead to 7-0. In the second game, Evansville (8-6) broke a 4-4 eighth-inning tie when Josh Jyawook laced a three-run double.
Black had two more hits in the second game, knocking in one run and scoring another. Steve Adam had two RBI and a run.
Maine falls to 7-13.
ST. JOSEPH’S SPLITS WITH WARTBURG: Lincoln Sanborn struck out 10 batters while throwing a five-hitter to lead the Monks (8-4) to a 5-2 win over the Knights (6-6) in the opening game of a doubleheader at Auburndale, Fla.
The Monks got all their runs in the third inning behind RBI singles by Nic Lops, Joe Coyne, Taylor Reuillard and Zack Graham. Reuillard finished with three hits and Coyne, Lops, Max McComb and Louie Vigars added two hits apiece.
Wartburg won the second game, 7-2.
RHODES 8, SOUTHERN MAINE 1: Blake Glauben scattered six hits while throwing a complete game for the Lynx (15-5) as they downed the Huskies (3-1) at Winter Haven, Fla.
Troy Thibodeau, who had two hits, scored the lone run for the Huskies on an RBI double by Nick DiBiase.
TRINITY 8, BATES 7: Ben Preston scored three goals and assisted on another to lead Trinity (1-3, 1-2) to a NESCAC victory over the Bobcats (1-3, 0-3) in Lewiston.
Bates, behind 7-4 just 17 seconds into the fourth period, scored on goals by Will Gilkeson and Jack Allard to cut the deficit to 7-6 with 8:36 left to play. Allard stole an outlet pass with 6:20 left and sent the ball into Trinity’s goal. But the would-be game-tying score was called off and Allard was assessed a delay-of-game penalty.
Chase Growney scored for the Bantams to up the lead to 8-6 with 2:27 left, only to have Bates’ Jack Strain tally six seconds later.
TUFTS 20, COLBY 8: Beau Wood scored three as the Jumbos (4-0, 2-0) tallied the final 12 goals to pull far away from an 8-8 tie against Colby (3-2, 2-1) in Medford, Mass.
Derek Youngman’s four goals led the Mules.
BOWDOIN 9, HAMILTON 8: Will Wise scored on an assist from David Nemirov 2:29 into the third overtime period to lift the Polar Bears (4-1, 3-0) to a NESCAC win over the Continentals (1-4, 0-3) at Clinton, N.Y.
Conor O’Toole gave Bowdoin an 8-7 lead with 38 seconds left in regulation, but Hamilton rallied to tie it with just seven seconds left.
Peter Reuter scored a game-high three goals for the Polar Bears.
UNE 13, MIT 11: Patrick Wolfe scored the game-winner just 11 seconds after the Nor’easters (3-3) had scored the equalizer with their fifth goal in the final six minutes to rally past the Engineers (2-1) at Cambridge, Mass.
Wolfe finished with four goals and two assists for UNE.
ST. JOSEPH’S 8, RIVIER 4: Dalton Eldridge led the Monks (2-1, 1-0) with three goals as they opened the second half with five straight goals to pull away from the Raiders (3-2, 0-1) in a GNAC game at Nashua, N.H.
Jake Ricciardi and Andrew Sullivan added two goals apiece for the Monks.
UNE 18, BRIDGEWATER STATE 16: Gina Newsome scored four of her team-high five goals in the second half and also had one assist as the Nor’easters (4-1) scored 12 second-half goals to rally past the Bears (2-2) at Biddeford.
Hannah Tavella and Katie Cawley added three goals apiece and Tavella also collected two assists for the Nor’easters, who trailed 9-6 at halftime.
TUFTS 16, COLBY 14: Gabby Horner had five goals and two assists as Tufts (3-2, 1-1 NESCAC) upset the eighth-ranked Mules (2-2, 1-2) in Waterville.
BATES 6, TRINITY 3: Kelan McCann scored a pair of goals and Hannah Jeffrey finished with 12 saves for the Bobcats (5-1, 2-1) as they raced out to a 3-0 lead 10 minutes into the game and held off the Bantams (4-1, 2-1) in a NESCAC game at Hartford, Conn.
BOWDOIN 13, HAMILTON 9: Betsy Sachs scored five goals and Jordan Smith added four goals and three assists to pace the Polar Bears (3-2, 1-2) in a NESCAC win over the Continentals (1-2, 1-2) at Brunswick.
THOMAS 13, ST. JOSEPH’S 12: Jennifer Day dodged through the Monks’ defense and scored with five seconds left in the second overtime to give the Terriers (2-2) a win against St. Joseph’s (1-3) in Waterville.
ST. JOSEPH’S 6, UMASS-DARTMOUTH 2: Jennifer Murphy drove in the eventual winner with a two-run single in the fourth inning and finished with three RBI to lead the Monks (7-2) over the Corsairs in their first game at Fort Myers, Fla.
Rae-Marie Copan scattered eight hits and struck out eight to earn the complete-game victory while Theresa Hendrix added three hits and a pair of runs.
ST. JOSEPH’S 12, NICHOLS 2: Theresa Hendrix hit a pair of triples, drove in three runs and scored twice during a nine-run second inning for the Monks (8-2) as they downed the Bison (1-3) in five innings in their second game.
Laura Jordan threw a four-hitter.
SUNY BROCKPORT 5, UNE 3: Emily Dumas hit a two-run single in bottom of the sixth to break a 3-3 tie and lift the Golden Eagles (2-1) over the Nor’easters in their season opener at Fort Myers, Fla.
UNE 8, ALFRED STATE 0: Adrienne Chase had two hits and drove in a pair for the Nor’easters (1-1) as they cruised over the Pioneers (0-1) in five innings in their second game.
UNE starter Lauren Doneski threw a three-hitter.
MEN’S INDOOR TRACK
DIVISION I: Dartmouth senior Will Geoghegan, of Brunswick, earned All-American honors with a fifth-place finish in the mile at the NCAA Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., finishing in 4:04.17.
DIVISION III: Southern Maine’s Jamie Ruginski and Bowdoin’s Coby Horowitz each finished first at the NCAA Championships in Lincoln, Neb.
Ruginski scored all 16 of USM’s points to give the Huskies an 11th-place finish, while Horowitz’s championship in the mile led Bowdoin (14 points) to 12th. Bates finished 15th in the 65-team field with 12 points.
Ruginski triple-jumped 15.28 meters to win the event. Horowitz ran the mile in 4:08.4, while Jacob Ellis ran fifth in the 800 in 1:52.53.
DIVISION III: Bates’ distance medley team of Isabelle Unger, Claire Markonic, Sarah Fusco and Kallie Nixon finished fifth to give the Bobcats four points and a 40th-place finish in the meet in Lincoln, Neb. Colby, with Emily Doyle, Michaela Athanasopoulos, Emily Tolman and Frances Onyilagha combining for two points in the 1600 relay, finished 52nd.