BABSON PARK, Mass. — Henry Curran and Jake Dexter combined on a four-hitter Thursday, leading the University of Southern Maine to its 13th straight baseball victory, 3-1 against Babson in a nonconference game at Govoni Field.
The Huskies (20-7) reached 20 victories for the 33rd consecutive season under Coach Ed Flaherty.
USM hasn’t lost since April 2, when it completed its only down period, dropping four out of five.
The Huskies took a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning when Sam Stauble scored on an error, then doubled their lead in the sixth when Dylan Hapworth scored on Dexter’s bunt single.
After Babson (13-13) scored in the bottom of the sixth, Southern Maine tacked on a run in the seventh when Andrew Hiller came home on a single to right-center by Zach Quintal.
COLBY 5, THOMAS 0: Andrew Della Volpe had a single and scored a run in the sixth inning, and added an RBI single in the seventh as the Mules (8-17) opened a 4-0 lead with two runs in each rally to beat visiting Thomas (3-25) at Waterville.
Noah Paredes tripled in the eighth inning and then scored on Ben Coleman’s sacrifice fly. Matt Treveloni had three hits for Colby. Coleman, Matt Garcia and Della Volpe each contributed two hits, a run and an RBI for the Mules.
UMASS-BOSTON 14, ST. JOSEPH’S 1: Dan Montoni scored three runs and also drove home three runs as UMass-Boston (19-9) had 17 hits against the Monks (23-5) at Standish.
Montoni’s two-run homer gave the Beacons a 2-0 first-inning lead. UMass-Boston widened the lead to 11-0 before the Monks broke through for a run in the seventh on a Brett Barbati single that drove in Dawson Renaud.
SOUTHERN MAINE, HUSSON SPLIT: Brooke Cross scored three times and drove home a run, and Taylor Lux added three RBI to lead Southern Maine (11-12) to a 7-3 victory against the Eagles (19-9) in the first game at Waterville.
Brianna Bires’ third-inning single drove in Casey Heath to give Husson a 1-0 victory in the second game.
In the opener, Allison Pillar doubled home Cross and later scored on an error to give the Huskies a 2-0 second-inning lead.
Southern Maine added three in a fourth-inning rally capped by Lux’s two-run single. Husson pulled within 5-3 on Olivia Smith’s three-run homer in the bottom of the inning, but the Huskies countered with single runs in the sixth and seventh.
UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND SWEEPS WENTWORTH: Lauren Gerhard drove home three runs as the Nor’easters (12-12, 7-7 Commonwealth Coast) took an 8-3 victory in the second game to sweep Wentworth (2-21, 1-13) at Biddeford.
UNE won the opener 9-4 after overcoming an early 3-1 deficit with a four-run third capped by Kelsey Mansfield’s RBI single.
In the second game, UNE, leading 3-1, took firm control with a four-run fourth highlighted by Gerhard’s two-run single.
Avery Alberghini, Sydney Helmbrecht, Caroline Schoenbucher and Gerhard, the top of the Nor’easters’ order, went a combined 15 for 25 at the plate and factored in all but one of UNE’s 17 total runs.
COLBY 21, COLORADO COLLEGE 14: Kendall Smith and Sasha Fritts scored four goals each, and Lexi Perticone and Kelsey Bowen added three each to lead the Mules (11-3) against Colorado College (12-4) at Waterville.
Colby, ahead 13-9 at the break, scored six times over the opening 15 minutes of the second half to take a 19-9 lead.
Fritts notched the first two goals of the decisive surge, followed by goals from Gemma Bready, Maddie Hatch, Celeste Murtha and Perticone. Murtha finished with two goals. Emma Banks, Emilie Klein and Cassie Rodgers also scored for the Mules.
Annie DeFrino and Sadie Cole had three goals each for the Tigers.