NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. — Nick DiBiase and Paul McDonough each had two RBI and a run in the first game, and Sam Dexter drove in three runs in the second Saturday as the University of Southern Maine opened its baseball season by sweeping Worcester State, 7-4 and 14-2.

In the opener, the Huskies took a 2-0 lead with runs in the third and fourth innings, then made it 5-0 with a three-run fifth highlighted by McDonough’s two-run single.

In the second game, Dexter had three hits and scored four runs for USM, which totaled 21 hits against Worcester (5-2).

The Huskies broke a scoreless tie in the fifth on consecutive RBI singles by McDonough and Jake Glauser. They added four runs in each of the following three innings.

STETSON 5, MAINE 1: Colton Lightner’s homer capped a three-run fourth inning as Stetson (9-7) pulled away from the Black Bears (4-10) at Deland, Florida.

Will Mackenzie singled through the right side, scoring Matt Morales to give the Hatters a 1-0 lead in the first. In the fourth, Mike Spooner drove in a run on a groundout before Lightner belted a two-run homer to left for a 4-0 advantage.

UMASS-BOSTON SWEEPS BATES: Ray Zincone and Lionel Danielson lined two-run singles as UMass-Boston (3-3) scored seven times in the fourth inning en route to a 9-0 victory in the first game against the Bobcats (3-5) at Auburndale, Florida.

The Beacons completed the sweep with a 4-2 win in the second game.

Dan Mantoni and Bobby Tramondozzi combined on a one-hitter for the Beacons in the opener, allowing Brendon Fox’s fourth-inning single. Anthony Searles homered and scored twice for UMass-Boston.

WESTERN NEW ENGLAND SWEEPS ST. JOSEPH’S: Eduardo Colmenares hit a two-run homer and finished with three hits, three RBI and two runs to lead the Golden Bears (3-0) to a 6-1 win over the Monks (4-5) in a doubleheader opener at Winter Haven, Florida.

Max McCoomb led off the game with a home run for the Monks, but the Golden Bears responded with three runs in the bottom of the first.

The Golden Bears completed the sweep with a 5-1 victory in the second game behind two hits apiece from Colmenares, Daniel Morin and Alex Loparco.


AMHERST 14, BATES 9: Quinn Moroney scored a goal and assisted on three others as the Purple & White (3-0, 2-0 NESCAC) scored five unanswered goals in the third quarter to transform a 7-6 halftime deficit into an 11-7 lead over Bates (4-1, 1-1) at Amherst, Massachusetts.

REGIS 13, ST. JOSEPH’S 11: Nicky Rodrigo collected three goals and two assists for the Pride (2-1), who opened the third quarter with five goals and held off the Monks (1-3) at Portland.

TRINITY 9, COLBY 6: Ben Knaus scored twice in the final 3:22 of the third quarter to give the Bantams (1-2, 1-2 NESCAC) an 8-5 against the Mules (1-2, 0-2) at Waterville.

MIT 18, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 13: Luke Verdi scored four goals for the Engineers (3-0), who scored 12 times during the second and third quarters against the Nor’easters (2-4) at Cambridge, Massachusetts.

BOWDOIN 15, WILLIAMS 9: Matthew Crowell and Brett Kujala scored three goals apiece, and Crowell added three assists for the Polar Bears (1-1, 1-1 NESCAC), who used a 5-1 second quarter to pull away from the Ephs (1-2, 1-1) at Brunswick.


BATES 8, AMHERST 7: Emma Brinkman scored four goals to pace the Bobcats (5-0, 2-0 NESCAC) against Amherst (1-1, 1-1) at Lewiston.

WILLIAMS 10, BOWDOIN 8: Suzanna Penikis scored two goals during a 4-1 second-half run to help the Ephs (1-2, 1-1 NESCAC) pull away from the Polar Bears (1-2, 0-2) at Williamstown, Massachusetts.

TRINITY 13, COLBY 3: Martha Griffin had three goals and three assists to lead the Bantams (4-0, 2-0 NESCAC) over the Mules (1-1, 1-1) at Hartford, Connecticut.

SOUTHERN MAINE 17, HUSSON 2: Sam Campobasso and Lauren Lessard collected four goals and one assist apiece to pace the Huskies (1-0) over the Eagles (0-2) at Gorham.

ST. JOSEPH’S 11, UMASS-DARTMOUTH 7: Elyse Caiazzo’s free position shot broke a 7-7 tie with 22 minutes left, and Kat Gadbois scored twice as the Monks (2-1) recorded the final four goals to beat UMass-Dartmouth (1-2) at Standish.


NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS: Olivia Amber and Mardi Haskell of Colby earned All-America honors at the NCAA Division I meet in Steamboat Springs, Colo.

Amber was ninth in the 15K Nordic mass start event in 55 minutes, 30.7 seconds, 53.1 seconds behind winner Linn Eriksen of the University of Denver.

Haskell finished fourth in the slalom in night racing Friday with a two-run, combined time of 1:31.15, which was 1.52 seconds behind winner Julie Flo Mohagen of Utah.


UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 6, NORTHWESTERN (MINNESOTA) 1: Caroline Schoenbucher’s two-run homer highlighted the Nor’easters’ season-opening victory over Northwestern of Minnesota (4-11) at Clermont, Florida.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 7, COAST GUARD 4: Lauren Jones singled home Caroline Schoenbucher and Avery Alberghini to cap a four-run second inning, as the Nor’easters (2-0) took a 5-3 lead over Coast Guard (4-5) at Clermont, Florida.


Mitchell Black of Brunswick, a senior at Tufts, won his third consecutive national championship in the 800 with a time of 1:52.48 at the NCAA Division III meet at Grinnell, Iowa.

Bates senior Nick Margitza of Waterville earned All-American honors in the shot put, finishing in sixth place (54-41/2).

Colby’s Alanna McDonough finished fifth in the women’s mile (4:56.26) and Bowdoin’s Sarah Kelley finished sixth (4:56.40).

In the women’s triple jump, Bowdoin’s Katharine Krupp finished fifth (39-11/4) and Sally Ceesay from Bates finished eighth (38-63/4).

Peyton Dostie, a USM senior from Standish, finished in eighth place in the 60 hurdles (8.91).