NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — Jake Dexter chipped in at the plate and on the mound, and the University of Southern Maine used a pair of hot starts to sweep Western Connecticut State 16-2 and 9-6 in a Little East Conference baseball doubleheader Sunday.
Dexter was 5 for 5 in the opener as the Huskies (12-7, 3-0) racked up 27 hits. Paul McDonough, Sam Stauble and Zach Quintal each recorded three hits, and USM took control with a nine-run second inning.
In the second game, USM raced out to a 5-0 lead, and Dexter (2-1) recorded the win, allowing one hit and one earned run in 32/3 innings of relief. He struck out seven and walked one, and added two hits at the plate.
Devin Warren had five RBI for the Huskies, including a two-run homer in the ninth inning.
HARTFORD 10, MAINE 6: The Hawks (8-16, 2-4 America East) led 7-1 after six innings and held off a late rally from the Black Bears (9-16, 3-3) at Orono.
David MacKinnon and Ben Bengtson each recorded three hits for Hartford.
Jeremy Pena, Tyler Schwanz, Jonathan Bennett and Hernen Sardinas each had two hits for Maine.
ST. JOSEPH’S SWEEPS JOHNSON & WALES: Taylor Black hit a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth inning to break a 5-5 tie and lift the Monks (16-2, 4-2 GNAC) to a 7-5 win over Johnson & Wales (11-8, 4-2) in the first game of a doubleheader at Providence, Rhode Island.
Johnson & Wales rallied for five runs in the fifth, tying the game on Dave Matthews’ two-run homer.
Josh Partridge (4-0) got the win, allowing two hits and striking out two in 21/3 scoreless innings of relief.
Noah McDaniel and Chris Gerossie each had three RBI for the Monks in the second game as St. Joseph’s won, 10-5.
Nick Malatesta (1-0) picked up the win, allowing three hits and striking out three in three scoreless innings of relief.
DEAN SWEEPS SMCC: Christopher Wood hit a go-ahead three-run triple in the sixth to break a 5-5 tie and lift Dean (8-12) to an 8-5 win over Southern Maine CC (5-8-1) in the opener of a doubleheader at South Portland.
Wood and Daniel Blazejewski each had three RBI for Dean.
Kyle Parmley led SMCC with two RBI.
In Game 2, Kyle Priest allowed just two hits in a complete game as Dean defeated SMCC, 10-1.
Justin Leeman and Caleb Chambers each had a hit for SMCC.
MAINE 8, HARTFORD 4: Rachel Harvey had three hits and three RBI to help the Black Bears (8-17, 3-0 America East) beat the Hawks (3-29, 0-5) at Hartford, Connecticut.
Harvey recorded a two-run double in the first inning and added an RBI single in the third as Maine went up 7-0 after three innings.
Rachel Carson and Sarah Coyne each added three hits.
ST. JOSEPH’S SWEEPS ANNA MARIA: Kaylee Burns had three hits and three RBI to lead the Monks (7-9, 4-2 GNAC) to a 9-1, five-inning victory over Anna Maria (3-15, 1-7) in the first-game of a doubleheader at Standish.
Meghan Elliott and Mariah Harrison each added two hits, and Kylie McFadden (4-3) got the win, allowing four hits and one unearned run.
In the second game, Melodie Bailey had three hits and five RBI as St. Joseph’s cruised to an 11-3 victory.
USM, KEENE STATE SPLIT: Amber Kelly pitched a shutout and Shelby Obert had three RBI to lead Southern Maine (7-7, 1-1 Little East) to a 5-0 win over Keene State (7-8, 1-1) in Game 2 of a doubleheader at Keene, New Hampshire.
Obert hit a two-run double in the first inning and added an RBI single in the fifth.
Kelly (3-3) allowed six hits and one walk while striking out three.
In the first game, Olivia Indorf hit a sacrifice fly in the seventh to lift the Owls to a 4-3 win.
Kelly had two hits for USM and Brooke Cross had two RBI.
BOWDOIN 9, TRINITY 3: Marisa O’Toole finished a double shy of the cycle, and the Polar Bears (17-6, 2-1 NESCAC) opened an 8-1 fourth-inning lead on their way to defeating the Bantams (12-9, 4-2) at Hartford, Connecticut.
O’Toole hit a two-run triple in the first inning and added a solo homer in the fourth.
TUFTS 2, BATES 1: Samantha Siciliano hit a two-run single in the third to lead the Jumbos (13-5, 4-0 NESCAC) over the Bobcats (5-7, 0-4) at Medford, Massachusetts.
Julia Panepinto’s RBI single in the fifth cut the lead to 2-1.
TUFTS 8, COLBY 0: A five-run third inning highlighted a dominant effort by the Jumbos (12-5, 3-0 NESCAC) as they defeated the Mules (6-12, 0-3) in five innings at Medford, Massachusetts.
Cassie Ruscz led the Jumbos with three hits and two RBI, including a solo homer in the third.
NICHOLS SWEEPS UNE: Alexis Ferris allowed one run in 14 innings to guide the Bison (9-9, 3-5 Commonwealth Coast) to 7-0 and 6-1 victories over the University of New England (8-8, 4-4) in a doubleheader at Dudley, Massachusetts.
Ferris (7-3) allowed just eight hits and three walks while striking out 15.
BOWDOIN 16, WHEATON 4: Kara Finnerty and Hannah Hirschfeld each scored three goals, and the Polar Bears (9-2) easily defeated the Lyons (6-6) at Norton, Massachusetts.
Allison Williams added two scores for Bowdoin, which led 11-2 at the half.