ORONO — Sam Balzano went 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run Thursday as the University of Maine baseball team routed UMaine-Farmington, 10-1.
Maine jumped to an early lead by scoring in each of the first four innings. The offense was balanced as seven starters had hits and eight players scored runs. Shaun Coughlin recorded the victory, going two innings and allowing only one hit while striking out four.
The Black Bears are now 9-16 while the Beavers fall to 3-11.
SALEM ST. 6, USM 4: Richard Fecteau went 3 for 4 to lead the Vikings (12-10) past the Huskies (12-5) at Salem, Mass.
Salem State scored four in the bottom of the first. Southern Maine scored two runs in the third inning on RBI doubles by Paul McDonough and Sam Dexter, and added another run in the fourth on Matt Verrier’s homer. The Vikings added a run in the eighth, and a USM ninth-inning rally fell short.
BATES 3, ST. JOSEPH’S 1: The Bobcats (6-8) rallied for two runs in the top of the seventh to beat the Monks (8-5) at Standish.
An RBI single by Griff Tewksbury and an RBI double by Kevin Davis provided the winning runs. Tewksbury went 2 for 5 with an RBI and two runs scored. Connor Colombo picked up the victory with an inning of scoreless relief. Rob DiFranco recorded his first career save.
ST. JOSEPH’S 12, REGIS COLLEGE 11: Cassie Diplock scored six goals, including one at 4:47 into the third overtime to lead the Monks (5-4-1) over the Pride (5-3) at Weston, Mass.
ENDICOTT 11, USM 9: Emily Whitney scored four goals to propel the Gulls (9-1) past the Huskies (2-5) at Gorham. Southern Maine held a 5-4 lead at intermission but Endicott stormed out of halftime with three unanswered goals.
USM SWEEPS SALEM ST.: The Huskies won the first game 6-4, taking a quick lead with three runs in the top of the third inning on RBI singles by Danni Humphrey and Emily York. After host Salem State took the lead with a pair of runs in the third and fifth innings, the Huskies scored three in the top of the seventh. Desiree Benner picked up her first win of the season.
USM took the nightcap 4-3, with Stephanie Stockwell pitching a complete game.
USM improves to 5-8 while Salem State falls to 6-13.