STANDISH — Danica Gleason had four hits and four RBI to lead St. Joseph’s College to a pair of softball wins Friday over Mt. Ida, 5-4 and 9-0.
St. Joseph’s (14-2) broke a 1-1 tie in the opener with four runs in the bottom of the fifth. Connie Grovo hit a two-run double, Gleason followed with an RBI single and Theresa Hendrix added a sacrifice fly.
Winning pitcher Rae-Marie Copan gave up eight hits and four runs.
Game 2 was stopped after five innings because of the mercy rule. Kylie McFadden limited Mt. Ida (1-11) to two hits through four innings. Lindsay Moore hit a two-run double in the second inning, and Gleason keyed a five-run rally in the third with an RBI triple.
TRINITY 7, BOWDOIN 6: Abigail Ostrom hit solo homers in the first and seventh innings to help Trinity (5-11, 3-0 NESCAC) secure a victory over Bowdoin (10-6, 0-1) at Hartford, Conn.
Trinity took a 7-3 lead on an Ostrom homer in the top of the seventh. The Polar Bears got within one run when Adrianne Krul belted a three-run homer.
USM SWEEPS UMASS- DARTMOUTH: Freshman Paul McDonough and sophomore Sam Dexter compiled six hits apiece to lead the Huskies (14-5, 4-0 Little East) to a doubleheader sweep against the Corsairs (6-10, 0-2) at North Dartmouth, Mass.
USM won the opener 7-4 and cruised to a 15-5 victory in Game 2.
The Huskies pounded out 21 hits in the second game, including four each by Dexter and McDonough.
Sophomore pitchers Shyler Scates and Tyler Leavitt both improved their records to 4-1. Scates pitched into the eighth inning of Game 1, allowing four runs on nine hits with no walks and four strikeouts. Leavitt pitched 52/3 innings in Game 2, giving up four runs on seven hits with two walks and five strikeouts.
BATES 9, BOWDOIN 1: Brad Reynolds struck out 10 through six innings as Bates (7-8, 1-1 NESCAC East) defeated Bowdoin (10-5-1, 2-2) at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland.
Reynolds allowed five hits and one unearned run. Dean Bonneau struck out three in two innings of relief, and Sam Maliksa held the Polar Bears hitless in the ninth.
Kevin Davis paced the Bates offense with three hits and two RBI. Rockwell Jackson added two RBI on two hits.
WAKE FOREST: Danny Manning, the former Kansas star who spent the past two seasons coaching Tulsa, was hired as Wake Forest’s coach.
The school will introduce him during a news conference next week. Both Athletic Director Ron Wellman – who chairs the NCAA tournament selection committee – and Manning are in North Texas for the Final Four.
WOODEN AWARD: Creighton’s Doug McDermott, the nation’s leading scorer, received the Wooden Award as the top player in the country.
McDermott also was named player of the year by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association, one day after he was selected The Associated Press player of the year.
The 6-foot-8 McDermott averaged 26.7 points while shooting 52.6 percent from the field and 44.9 percent from 3-point range.