AUBURNDALE, Fla. — The University of Southern Maine baseball team scored three runs in the top of the 11th inning to beat St. Thomas 4-1 on Sunday in a non-conference game.
After seven scoreless innings, Southern Maine (2-1) broke through with a single run in the top of the eighth on Kip Richards sacrifice fly.
St. Thomas tied it in the bottom of the inning on a run-scoring fielder’s choice.
In the 11th, Paul McDonough and Jake Dexter each singled with two outs and Andrew Olszak gave the Huskies the lead with an RBI single. Quintal added a two-run single.
Matt Bender and Sam Stauble each went 2 for 5 for Southern Maine.
Matt Correale earned the win, pitching 32/3 scoreless innings of relief.
COLBY SPLITS PAIR OF GAMES: Trailing by four runs heading to the bottom of the fifth, the Mules used a seven-run inning to take the lead and hold off Western Connecticut State 9-8 in the first game of a doubleheader at Fort Myers, Florida.
In the fifth, the first five Colby batters reached to cut the deficit to one.
Della Volpe added an RBI single, Will Phillips had an RBI on a fielder’s choice and the Mules (2-1) added a run on an error to take a 9-6 lead.
The Colonials (7-7) grabbed an early 5-0 lead and held off a late rally to win the second game, 5-3.
WORCESTER STATE 6, SOUTHERN MAINE 0: Mary McKeown scattered six hit in seven innings as Lancers (1-0) shut out the Huskies (1-1) in their first game of the day in Clermont, Florida.
Worcester State scored three two-out runs in the second inning and added to its lead with three runs in the fourth inning.
Erin Martin led Southern Maine with a pair of hits.
SOUTHERN MAINE 3, ELMHURST 2: Shelby Obert drove a two-run single to center to give the Huskies (2-2) an early lead and they held off the Bluejays (1-3) in non-conference play in Clermont, Florida.
Amber Kelly went the distance for the Huskies, giving up a pair of unearned runs on six hits, striking out four while walking one batter.
MONTANA 5, MAINE 2: The Grizzlies (13-15) jumped out to a 4-0 lead and cruised by the Black Bears (3-17) in Missoula, Montana.
Meghan Royle got Maine on the board with a line single to center to drive in in Rachel Harvey, and Alyssa Derrick plated Rachel Carson with a single in the sixth to cut the deficit in half, but the Black Bear could get no closer.
PLYMOUTH STATE 4, COLBY 2: The Mules grabbed an early lead on a bases-loaded walk but surrended four unanswered runs to fall to the Panthers (3-2) in their season opener at Clermont, Florida.
Ella Hommeyer’s RBI in the top of the third inning gave Colby the short-lived lead but Plymouth State countered with a run in the bottom of the fourth inning on an Emma Rhodes run-scoring single.
COLBY 9, D’YOUVILLE 1: The Mules opened an early 5-0 lead and cruised to a five-inning victory against the Spartans (1-2) in Clermont, Florida.
Katie McLaughlin hit a two-run single, Robin Spofford an RBI single and Skylar Labbe an RBI double as Colby scored five times in the second. Labbe added a three-run single in the fifth.
WISCONSIN-OSHKOSH 2, BOWDOIN 0: Claire Petrus allowed just six singles as the Titans (9-3) shut out the Polar Bears (3-4) in their first game of the day in Clermont, Florida.
Emily Griffin suffered the complete game loss for the Polar Bears, allowing six hits while striking out six batters and walking a pair.
Bowdoin beat Plymouth State 9-1 in its second game Sunday.