STANDISH — Taylor Black drove in eight runs as the St. Joseph’s baseball team swept a doubleheader over Norwich University by scores of 16-0 and 13-0 Friday afternoon at Mahaney Diamond.

The Monks improved to 28-6 overall and 11-1 in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference. The Cadets dropped to 12-21, 6-6.

Black hit a two-run homer and an RBI single in the opener, then added a grand slam and an RBI single in the second game.

Travis Godbout pitched the final six innings and allowed four hits and no walks while striking out six.

Black and Max McCoomb each went 4 for 4 and combined for seven RBI and five runs in the opener. The Monks scored nine runs in the third inning and finished with 16 hits.

Joey Murphy and Dennis Meehan each had three hits in the second game, when the Monks scored seven runs in the second inning and five in the third.

Meehan, Black and Chris Gerossie each hit RBI singles in the second inning. Meehan and Black homered in the third.

Matt Demma and Philip LeVangie combined on a four-hitter.

BOWDOIN 5, COLBY 4: The Polar Bears (13-15, 5-5 NESCAC East) scored five unearned runs with two outs in the fifth inning and held off the Mules (9-12-1, 2-8) in Brunswick.

Colby Joncas hit a two-run single, and Bowdoin scored its other runs on two errors.

Matt Garcia hit a three-run homer in the seventh for Colby.

Jack Wilhoite pitched the final two innings, striking out six, for his first save.

SOUTHERN MAINE C.C. 2, CENTRAL MAINE C.C. 1: Nathan Huot pitched the final inning for the win and ended the game with single in the 11th inning as the Seawolves (8-13-1, 5-3-1 YSCC) edged the Mustangs (8-7-1, 4-7-1) at South Portland.

Caleb Chambers homered, and Max Salevsky scattered eight hits while striking out four over 10 innings for SMCC.

TUFTS 4, BATES 3: Freshman pinch hitter Ryan Day singled in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth and the Jumbos (23-5-1, 7-3 NESCAC East) went on to defeat the Bobcats (13-9, 7-3) in Medford, Massachusetts.

Asher MacDonald had two hits and Connor Speed allowed six hits over eight innings while striking out three and walking two for Bates. Jack Arend hit a solo homer.


ST. JOSEPH’S SWEEPS MT. IDA: The Monks (11-8, 13-13 GNAC) got strong pitching from Kylie McFadden in the opener and from Kristal Smith and Caitlyn King in the second game of a doubleheader sweep against the Mustangs (17-11, 12-7) at Newton, Massachusetts.

The Monks won the opener 5-0 on a five-hitter by McFadden, who struck out three. Meghan Elliott had three hits, including an RBI single in the first inning and an RBI double in th seventh.

In Game 2, Smith allowed six hits over 51/3 innings before King closed it out for a 3-2 victory. Carla Tripp had two hits, and Smith hit an RBI single in the second inning. Katie Chadbourne scored on a wild pitch in the third and Burns scored the winning run on a double steal in the fifth.

BOWDOIN 3, BATES 0: Katie Hoadley tossed a three-hitter with six strikeouts and no walks, Claire McCarthy had two hits and Marisa O’Toole homered as the Polar Bears (25-8, 7-3 NESCAC East) shut out the Bobcats (10-14, 1-7) in Lewiston.

O’Toole homered in the sixth inning. Bowdoin added to its lead in the seventh when Lauren Nguyen scored on an error and Jordan Gowdy singled home Samantha Valdivia.

Andrea Russo had two hits for Bates.

GORDON 2, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 0: Melissa Sprague pitched a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts and one walk for UNE, but the fifth-seeded Nor’easters (15-14) lost to the eighth-seeded Fighting Scots (15-20) in a Commonwealth Coast Conference play-in game at Biddeford.

USM, UMASS-BOSTON SPLIT: The Huskies (13-14, 5-5 Little East) won the opener 7-2, and the Beacons (22-9, 7-5) won the second game 8-7 at Gorham.

Mary Caron and Shelby Obert each had two hits for USM in the opener. The Huskies score four runs in the fifth inning on RBI singles by Obert, Allison Pillar and Amber Kelly and a sacrifice fly Brooke Cross.

Pillar had three hits and five RBI in the second game.

SOUTHERN MAINE C.C. SWEEPS CENTRAL MAINE C.C.: The Seawolves (13-4, 7-1 YSCC) took two five-inning games, 9-1 and 11-0, from the Mustangs (0-9, 0-9) in South Portland.

Sarah Guimond pitched a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts and drove in two runs in the opener.

Kayla Abdul had three hits with three runs scored in the second game, while Guimond, Emile Coffin and Kahli Philibotte each had two RBI. Kristen Mackenzie pitched a two-hitter with four strikeouts.

TRINITY 1, COLBY 0: Nicole Towner hit an RBI single in the first inning and Lindsay Golia pitched a four-hitter as Trinity (19-11, 8-2 NESCAC East) beat Colby (9-17, 2-8) in Waterville.


UMASS-BOSTON 14, SOUTHERN MAINE 9: Bryce Randall, Jeff Urmston, Paul Leonardo and Tristan Dundas scored two goals apiece for USM (6-9, 3-4 Little East) in a loss to the Beacons (8-7, 5-2) in Boston.


NESCAC: Bowdoin, Bates and Colby and the other seven football teams in the New England Small College Athletic Conference will add a ninth game to their schedules, starting with the 2017 season.

Under the new format, the season will start a week earlier and each NESCAC team will play every other team in the conference, rather than missing one opponent each season.