STANDISH — St. Joseph’s College prepared for its Great Northeast Athletic Conference softball tournament by sweeping the University of New England in a doubleheader Tuesday, 7-2 and 11-2.
The Monks (30-4), who are top-seeded and will play their first tournament game at home Friday, won the opener as Kim Jordan, Theresa Hendrix and Melissa Mayhew each were 2 for 4 against the Nor’Easters (22-14).
St, Joseph’s used a six-run third inning to take command of the second game. Rae-Marie Copan was the winning picher.
BATES 6, COLBY 2: Kelsey Freedman struck out seven and walked four in a three-hitter, and also hit an RBI triple and scored to lead the Bobcats (8-15, 2-7 NESCAC) over the Mules (5-16, 1-8) at Lewiston.
Maddie Inlow hit a pair of RBI singles and a double, and Kira Shaikh added an RBI double and scored twice for the Bobcats, who scored three times in the first and third innings.
Colby got both its runs on a two-run single by Katie McLaughlin in the fifth inning.
UMASS-BOSTON SWEEPS USM: Katrina Bove singled in a run in the eighth inning as the Breakers (12-19, 2-8 Little East) won the opener 6-5 over the Huskies (14-18, 2-9) at Gorham. Kristen Duross went 3 for 3 with a run for USM.
UMass-Boston used a four-run second inning to take the second game 4-3 in five innings.
SOUTHERN MAINE CC SWEEPS EASTERN MAINE CC: Roberta Trafton combined to go 7 for 8 with seven runs, five RBI and two stolen bases in her final career home games to lead the Seawolves (13-21, 6-7 Yankee Small College) to a sweep of the Golden Eagles (1-17, 1-11) at South Portland.
In the opener, Anna Allard finished with six steals; the Seawolves stole 12 bases in a 12-4, six-inning victory.
Kathryn Gillo drove in the go-ahead run in the second game with a two-run homer that broke a 10-10 tie and the Seawolves went on to win, 17-10.
HOLY CROSS 10, MAINE 5: Evan Ocello was 3 for 5 with three RBI and two runs to power the Crusaders (12-27) past the Black Bears (14-22) at Worcester, Mass.
Alex Calbick went 3 for 5 and Brian Doran was 3 for 4 for Maine. Luke Morrill took the loss, pitching two innings of relief, allowing three runs on four hits.
SOUTHERN MAINE 7, UMASS-BOSTON 4: The Huskies (24-7, 9-1 Little East) scored runs in each of the first five innings and defeated the Breakers (13-16, 4-6) at Gorham.
John Carey went 4 for 4 with two RBI and a run, and Jake Glauser and Nick DiBiase both were 2 for 4 for USM.
Zack Bean pitched 51/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits to pick up his third win of the season.
UMASS-BOSTON 12, SOUTHERN MAINE 11: John Powers scored with one second remaining in overtime as the Breakers (7-8, 2-4 Little East) edged the Huskies (2-12, 0-6) at Gorham.
Jeff Urmston scored three goals; Austin Watts, Burleigh Desjardins, Tyler Jamison and Seth Wing all added two; and Ryan Jurgelevich had 15 saves for USM.
ST. JOSEPH’S 13, JOHNSON & WALES 8: Cassie Diplock scored four goals for the second-seeded Monks (11-7), who scored five straight second-period goals to pull away from the seventh-ranked Wildcats (8-9) in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference quarterfinal at Portland.
The Monks closed the first half with a 5-1 run for an 8-5 lead, but the Wildcats responded with two goals in the first seven minutes of the second half to cut the deficit to 8-7.
St. Joseph’s responded with five straight goals over the next 18 minutes.
Lizzie Calnan added three goals, and Kat Gadbois collected two goals and two assists for the Monks, who will meet third-seeded Norwich in the semifinals Thursday at Deering High.