BALTIMORE — The University of Maine baseball team split a doubleheader with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County on Saturday, winning 4-1 then losing the nightcap 2-1.
In the first game, Jonathan Salcedo went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored to lead the Black Bears (8-14, 1-0 America East) past the Retrievers (3-10, 1-3) in their conference opener.
Maine led off the scoring with an RBI single by Colin Gay in the top of the fifth. After UMBC tied the game with a run in the bottom of the sixth, Maine went to post single runs in each of the last three innings to round out the scoring.
Tommy Lawrence tossed a complete game, allowing eight hits while walking just one and striking out eight.
In the second game, Mac Gill tossed a complete game. Maine’s Shaun Coughlin also pitched well but suffered the loss, going 41/3 innings, allowing two earned runs, walking two and striking out one.
BATES, SALEM STATE SPLIT: Kyle McElroy and Brett Cahill each had RBI singles in the bottom of the fifth to lead the Vikings over the Bobcats, 5-3, in the first game at Salem, Mass.
Dean Bonneau suffered the defeat, allowing three earned runs while striking two batters.
In the second game, Bates (5-7) won 8-5, as Nate Pajka and Rockwell Jackson each homered to power the Bobcats.
Will Levangi tossed two scoreless innings of relief to pick up his first win of the season.
ST. JOSEPH’S 10, NORWICH 7: Cassie Diplock scored three of her six goals during a seven-minute, five-goal run for St. Joseph’s (2-5, 2-0 GNAC), during which the Monks transformed a 2-1 deficit into a 6-2 lead against Norwich (0-1, 0-1) 19 minutes into the game in Standish.
Krystal Walsh added two goals for the Monks.
MIDDLEBURY 14, BOWDOIN 6: Liza Herzog scored twice in the final 29 seconds of the first half to give Middlebury a 5-4 lead against Bowdoin (3-3, 1-3 NESCAC). The Cadets (5-0, 4-0), behind two goals each by Mary O’Connell, Bridget Instrum and Katie Ritter, scored the first nine goals of the second half to secure the victory Friday in Middlebury, Vt.
Lindsay Picard and Betsey Sachs scored twice each for the Polar Bears.
UNE 21, THOMAS 11: Hannah Tavella and Gina Newsome combined for 18 points as the Nor’easters (5-2) defeated Thomas (2-4) in Biddeford.
Tavella tallied eight goals, including the 200th of her career, and two assists to finish with 10 points. Tavella now has 248 career points, one shy of the program’s all-time mark. Newsome had four goals and four assists. Macki Hill added four goals for UNE, while Hannah Warren contributed two goals and two assists.
WILLIAMS 6, BATES 5: Maeve Mulholland, Rebecca Bell and Rebecca McGovern each had a goal as the Ephs (4-1, 3-1) scored three times during the final 2:32 to pull out a NESCAC win against Bates (6-3, 2-2) in Northampton, Mass.
The Bobcats had taken a 4-3 lead with 20 minutes left when Blair Shrewsbury scored off a free position shot. Bridget Meedzan stretched the edge to 5-3 with 16:59 remaining. But Mulholland scored off a feed from Stephanie Gallo to bring Williams within 5-4 with 2:32 left. Bell tallied the game-tying goal 18 seconds later, and McGovern notched the game-winner with 51 seconds to go.
Meedzan and Kelan McCann scored twice each for Bates.
COLBY 8, CONN. COLLEGE 1: Dori McAuliffe, Emilie Klein, Sarah Lux and Alex Mintz each scored to give Colby (3-1, 2-1 NESCAC) a 4-0 halftime lead over the Camels (3-4, 0-3) in New London, Conn.
The Mules scored the first four goals in the second half before Taylor Thomas broke the shutout with 3:07 left.
Katherine Eddy and Mintz both had a goal and an assist in the victory for Colby.
CONN. COLLEGE 10, COLBY 5: Derek Bertolini started a seven-goal Camels run as Connecticut College (5-2, 2-1) overcame a quick 1-0 lead by Colby (4-2, 2-2 NESCAC) en route to victory at New London, Conn.
Mark Philipps had three of the Mules’ goals.
LASELL 9, ST. JOSEPH’S 6: Aaron Laporte pulled Lasell (3-3, 2-0 GNAC) into a 5-5 tie with 1:17 left in the third quarter, and then Casey Sullivan scored twice as the Lasers scored the first four goals of the final period to pull away from St. Joseph’s (3-2, 2-1) at Newton, Mass.
Jake O’Brien notched two goals for the Monks.
WILLIAMS 9, BATES 7: Jack Lauroesch scored two minutes before half, and Thomas Fowler notched the only goal of the third quarter to give Williams (5-1, 3-1 NESCAC) a 7-5 lead over the Bobcats (2-4, 0-4) entering the final period in Lewiston.
Jack Allard had three goals for Bates, and Kyle Weber two.
MIDDLEBURY 10, BOWDOIN 4: Middlebury (2-4, 1-3 NESCAC) scored nine straight goals to take a 9-1 lead over the Polar Bears (5-2, 3-1) into the fourth quarter in Brunswick.
HARTFORD 2, UMAINE 0: Zuzana Kudernatschova threw a complete game to lead the Hawks (5-11, 1-0 America East) over the Black Bears (8-9, 0-1) at Hartford, Conn. Amber Andrew doubled and scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the fourth. Hartford scored an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth with a double by Chelsey Moon.
Erin Bogdanovich suffered the loss for Maine, pitching six strong innings, allowing only two runs, walking one while striking out two.
UMAINE 10, HARTFORD 0: The Black Bears (9-9, 1-1 America East) salvaged a split of a doubleheader with the Hawks (5-12, 1-1) at Hartford, Ct. Maine jumped off to an early lead with two quick runs in the top of the first inning. Jessica Burk had an RBI double, followed by an RBI triple by Felicia Lennon.
The Black Bears added three more runs in the fourth inning and scored five more in the fifth.
Jessica Burk sparked the offense, going 4-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored.
Hannah Hill picked up her fourth win of the season, allowing only two hits while striking out seven batters. The game was called after five innings.