Thursday, April 17, 2014
From staff and news services
BRUNSWICK - Melissa DellaTorre struck out six batters and scattered five hits over six shutout innings to lead Bowdoin College (25-10) to a 5-0 win over the University of New England (22-15-1) in the second game of a softball doubleheader.
Gen Barlow hit an RBI double in the bottom of the first to open the scoring for the Polar Bears and added a three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth. Bowdoin also got two hits and three runs from Toni DaCampo.
In the opener, Amanda Vallante hit a two-run single that broke a 2-2 tie and sparked a four-run seventh inning for the Nor'easters, and they held on for a 6-4 victory.
COLBY 8, UM-FARMINGTON 0: Kelsey Yardumian, playing for the first time all season after missing the first 24 games due to injury, pitched the Mules (11-14) past the Beavers (11-14) at Waterville.
Yardumian struck out six and allowed just three hits in the six-inning shutout. Katherine Zafirson had a pair of hits and two RBI, while Carylanne Wolfington drove in two runs and scored twice for the Mules.
Matt Gnall has resigned from his position as men's head soccer coach at the University of New England to take a position at Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J.
Gnall, who coached UNE for three seasons, will coach boys' soccer and teach English at Blair Academy.
ST. JOSEPH'S 8, SUFFOLK 6: Alex Lorenc went 3 for 5 with a pair of home runs, three RBI and three runs scored as the second-seeded Monks (26-10) built a 7-1 lead through five innings and held on for a win over the third-ranked Rams (26-10) in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference tournament game at Standish.
Chad Rafferty gave up three earned runs in six innings to earn the win for St. Joseph's and Joe Gruntkosky closed out the game with a scoreless ninth inning.
The Monks move on in the double elimination tournament to face top-seeded Johnson & Wales on Saturday at Nashua, N.H.
LASALLE: The Explorers rewarded Coach John Giannini with a contract extension after he led the team to its best NCAA tournament run since 1955.
In their first NCAA appearance since 1992, the Explorers went to the Round of 16.
BAYLOR: Cory Jefferson is staying at Baylor for his senior season.
Jefferson, the 6-foot-9 forward who is on track to get his undergraduate degree in August, said he will stay and play his final season of eligibility.
After finally becoming a starter, Jefferson led the Big 12 Conference, making 61 percent of his field goals (191 of 313) for the NIT champion Bears.
PENN STATE: Quarterback Steven Bench, who was believed to be even with Tyler Ferguson in the race for the starting job at the end of spring practice, has been granted a release to transfer.
"After meeting with Steven, he informed me he wants to play elsewhere," Coach Bill O'Brien said.