STANDISH — Jameson Collins hit a walk-off two-run homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift St. Joseph’s to a 6-5 baseball win over Plymouth State in a nonconference game on Monday.
St. Joseph’s (21-4) jumped to a 4-0 lead in the second inning as Ben Gravel hit a bases-clearing double and later scored on a Plymouth State error.
The Panthers (10-11) answered with four runs in the bottom of the sixth on a pair of bases-loaded walks, an infield double play and an RBI single from Ryan Boldwin.
Plymouth State took the lead in the eighth as Cam Ruziak scored on an Eric Leitch sacrifice fly.
Josh Partidge picked up the win for the Monks with four innings of relief, allowing one run on seven hits, fanning four and walking one.
BATES 9, FISHER 4: The Bobcats (11-5) scored six runs in the third inning to take control of the contest and held on to win their seventh straight game, their longest streak since 2011, as they defeated the visiting Falcons (24-18) in a nonconference game at Lewiston.
Ryan McCarthy got the scoring started for Bates with a solo homer in the bottom of the first and the Bobcats pulled away in the third as they scored a run on Brendon Canavan’s single and a pair of runs on bases-loaded walks, but the big hit of the inning was Asher MacDonald’s two-run single.
Bates added another run in the fourth to extend its lead to 8-0 before Fisher answered with four runs in the top of the seventh.
Jack Arend drove in three runs for Bates, and Canavan and Kyle Carter each added a pair of hits.
Rienaldo Moreta had a double and single for the Falcons.
BOWDOIN 11, THOMAS 4: The Polar Bears (11-12) sent 11 batters to the plate in the bottom of the first inning and scored seven runs as they broke out early and easily handled the Terriers (2-23) in a nonconference game at Brunswick.
Sean Mullaney paced the offense for Bowdoin, going 3 for 3 and driving in three runs, Sawyer Billings was 2 for 3 with four RBI, and Bjorn Hansen and Evann Dumont-LaPoint each added a pair of hits.
Alex Curtis led the way for Thomas, going 2 for 3 with a home run,scoring twice.
COLBY 7, UMAINE-FARMINGTON 4: The Mules (7-16) rallied with three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to get past the Beavers (2-14) at Waterville.
With the score tied 4-4 in the eighth, Colby’s Ben Coleman lined a two-run double to left field, then scored on a wild pitch.
Coleman finished 2 for 5 for the Mules. George Schmidt added a pair of hits and drove in a pair of runs and Andrew Sterup added a solo home run.
Mark Leahy led the way for UMaine-Farmington, going 3 for 5 with an RBI, and Riley Chickering and Derek Bowen each added a pair of hits.
TRACK AND FIELD
Bates senior Jessica Wilson received Women’s Track Performer of the Week honors from the New England Small College Athletic Conference, following her performance at Connecticut College’s Silfen Invitational on Friday.
Wilson, of Cumberland, shattered Bates’ team record in the 5,000-meter run and topped a field of 55 runners with her time of 16:57.09, which puts her at No. 6 in all of Division III. Wilson’s time easily broke the former team record of 17:26.66, set last year by junior Katherine Cook.
BATES, THOMAS SPLIT: Kirsten Pelletier scattered four hits as Bates shut out Thomas 2-0 in the first game of a nonconference doubleheader at Lewiston.
The Bobcats scored a run in the bottom of the first inning on a Maddie Inlow RBI single to left and added an insurance run in the third as Julia Panepinto scored on a wild pitch.
Pelletier struck out eight, walking one.
Thomas (4-16) rallied back to win the second game, 4-3.
Bates (6-8) grabbed an early lead with two runs in the first as Andrea Russo scored on an illegal pitch and Panepinto stole home. The Bobcats added a run in the third as Inlow scored Russon with a single to center.
The Terriers scored all four runs in the fifth inning, highlighted by a two-run single by Courtney Veilleux and a two-run double by Korrie Lauren.
KANSAS: Freshman guard Josh Jackson officially declared for the 2017 NBA draft on Monday in a move that was long expected for a player currently projected to be a top three pick.
The 6-foot-8 Detroit native, who averaged 16.3 points and 7.4 rebounds a game during the 2016-17 season for the 31-5 Jayhawks, has signed with former NBA player B.J. Armstrong of Wasserman Media Group.
Signing with an agent means Jackson has eliminated any possibility of returning to school for a sophomore season.