STANDISH — Joe Coyne scored on a two-out single by Max McCoomb in the top of the sixth inning to lift St. Joseph’s to a 3-2 win in the first game of a GNAC baseball doubleheader against Norwich on Sunday.
Alex Valenti gave up two runs (one earned) on five hits and struck out six in six innings, and McCoomb, Nic Lops and Taylor Reuillard had two hits apiece.
The Monks (12-6, 4-0) completed the sweep with a 2-0 victory over the Cadets (2-9, 0-5) in Game 2 behind a two-hitter from Nick Whittaker, struck out 10 and walked three.
Lops hit an RBI single in the top of the first and Zack Graham added an RBI double in the fifth.
BATES, BOWDOIN SPLIT: Kevin Davis hit a two-run double in the bottom of the fourth and added a grand slam in the fifth as the Bobcats (8-9, 2-2 NESCAC) used eight runs in the fourth and fifth innings to rally to a 13-7 win over the Polar Bears (11-6-1, 3-3) in the opener of a doubleheader at Southern Maine CC in South Portland.
Davis finished with three hits, seven RBI and three runs scored, and Griff Tewksbury had three runs and three RBI for Bates. Aaron Rosen and Erik Jacobsen each had two hits and two RBI for Bowdoin.
In Game 2 Jay Loughlin struck out six in five shutout innings and Peter Cimini’s two-run homer sparked a five-run sixth for the Polar Bears in a 6-2 victory.
Chris Nadeau had two hits, two runs and an RBI for Bowdoin.
WHEATON 9, USM 5: Joshua LaJoie’s RBI single snapped a 5-all tie during a three-run sixth as the Lyons (18-6-1) got past the Huskies (14-6) at Norton, Mass.
John Carey had three hits and scored two runs for Southern Maine. Forrest Chadwick added two hits and three RBI for the Huskies.
TRINITY 5, COLBY 4: Evan Abraham singled home Brian Wolfe with two outs in the top of the eighth and the Bantams (7-12, 2-4 NESCAC) held on to beat the Mules (10-3, 2-1) at Hartford.
Colby had rallied from a 4-0 hole, with Tyler Starks scoring the tying run in the seventh on a pinch single by Soren Hanson.
Dakota Rabbitt gave up an unearned run on three hits in six innings of relief for the Mules.
DEAN SWEEPS SMCC: Alex Brown hit a two-run homer and Corey Mongiat threw five scoreless innings for the Seawolves (8-15) in a 4-3 loss to the Bulldogs in the second game of a doubleheader at Franklin, Mass.
SMCC lost Game 1 9-3. Owen Kimmel hit a two-run homer for the Seawolves, and Ethan Bilderback went 3 for 3 with a double, a triple and an RBI.
MAINE SPLITS WITH ALBANY: Hannah Hill scattered eight hits while striking out 11 and walking three in a complete game for the Black Bears (13-11, 5-3 America East) in a 3-0, 9-inning win over the Great Danes (13-8, 3-3) in the opener of a doubleheader at Albany, N.Y.
EmJ Fogel led off the ninth with a walk and scored on an error. Jean Stevens added an RBI double and Samantha Ralphs drove in a run with a bunt single.
In Game 2 Kelly Costello and Alexa Toole each homered for the Great Danes, who raced to a 5-1 lead and held on for a 6-4 win.
Kristen Koslosky and Jessica Burk each had three hits for the Black Bears.
ST. JOSEPH’S SWEEPS NORWICH: Rae-Marie Copan struck out five in a three-hitter and the Monks (18-2, 10-0 GNAC) scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth to rally to a 4-1 win over the Cadets (11-7, 6-2) in Game 1 of a doubleheader at Standish.
Kim Jordan went 3 for 4 and scored a run and Theresa Hendrix hit an RBI double for the Monks, who scored three of their four runs on a fielder’s choice and an error.
In Game 2 Hendrix doubled home Danica Gleason in the eighth inning to lift the Monks to a 5-4 extra-inning win.
Hendrix finished with two hits and two RBI and Gleason added two hits, two runs and an RBI.
BATES, COLBY SPLIT: Kira Shaikh went 3 for 4 with two runs and an RBI for the Bobcats (3-9, 1-3 NESCAC), who scored nine runs over the final two innings in a 12-2 victory over the Mules (4-9, 1-1) in the opener of a doublehader at Husson in Bangor.
Maddie Inlow added two hits, three runs and two RBI for the Bobcats.
In Game 2 Erica Pulford hit a two-run single in the bottom of the fourth inning that gave the Mules a 6-2 lead and they held on for a 6-5 win.
Katie McLaughlin had two hits and two runs for Colby. Garbarino hit a two-run double for Bates.
UNE SPLITS WITH WESTERN NEW ENGLAND: Sydney Helmbrecht had two hits and drove in three runs and Abby Lambert pitched a six-hitter to lead the Nor’easters (13-9, 5-3 Commonwealth Coast) to a 4-1 win over the Golden Bears (7-9, 3-3) in the opener of a doubleheader at Biddeford.
In Game 2 Biddeford’s Heather Fecteau hit a three-run double to spark a five-run seventh inning as Western New England rallied for a 7-5 victory.
UMASS-DARTMOUTH SWEEPS USM: Alea Martinelli hit an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to lift the Corsairs (8-10, 4-0 Little East) to a 4-3 win over the Huskies (7-11, 1-3) in the first game of a doubleheader at North Dartmouth, Mass.
The Huskies scored three runs in the first behind an RBI single by Samantha Crosman and an RBI groundout by Danni Humphrey. The Corsairs evened it in the bottom of the inning.
In Game 2 the Corsairs cruised to an 8-1 win.
DEAN SWEEPS SMCC: The Bulldogs took advantage of seven errors to down the Seawolves 11-2 in the opener and completed the sweep with a 7-3 win in Game 2 at Franklin, Mass.
Anna Allard tripled for the Seawolves (6-14) in Game 1 and added two hits in Game 2. Lindsey Howell had three hits in Game 2.
PLAYERS’ UNION: The NCAA president called an effort to unionize players a “grossly inappropriate” way to solve problems in college sports while insisting schools are working to get athletes more involved in decisions that impact them.
At his news conference Sunday, NCAA President Mark Emmert said the association was in no rush to make plans in case college players’ unions sprout up across the nation. He portrayed the recent decision in favor of Northwestern players who seek to unionize as a very early step.
Emmert was joined by other NCAA leaders who said many of the association’s biggest issues – including paying athletes and improving their health care – could be more easily resolved if the five biggest conferences were allowed to write more of their own rules.