April 6, 2013

Maine colleges: Copan pitches Monks to a split

From staff reports

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Lindsay Moore hit an RBI single in the first inning and Rae-Marie Copan threw a three-hit shutout for St. Joseph's in a 2-0 victory over Johnson & Wales in the second game of a Great Northeast Athletic Conference softball doubleheader at East Providence, R.I.

In the opener, Rachel Marino hit a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Wildcats (9-13, 4-6) to a 1-0 win over the Monks (15-5, 7-3). St. Joseph's starter Kayla Vannah gave up two runs on three hits while striking out seven over eight innings.

COLBY 4, BATES 3: Meaghan Lewia had a pair of hits and scored two runs and Megan Michie gave up one earned run while striking out seven in a complete game as the Mules (6-5, 1-0) edged the Bobcats (4-8, 0-4) in a NESCAC game at Waterville.

Mary Lewis had two hits for the Bobcats.

UM-PRESQUE ISLE SWEEPS SOUTHERN MAINE CC: Jessica Campbell had three hits and scored four runs to pace the Owls (2-10) as they cruised to a 13-3, 5-inning win over the Seawolves (1-9) in the opening game of a doubleheader at South Portland.

The Owls completed the sweep with a 12-3, 5-inning win behind two hits and three RBI from Ashley Laking.

Kathryn Gilio had three RBI in the two games for SMCC.

TUFTS 3, BOWDOIN 0: Allyson Fournier struck out 17 and threw a no-hitter to lift the Jumbos (18-2, 4-0) to a NESCAC win over the Polar Bears (13-7, 2-2) at Brunswick.

Melissa DellaTorre gave up three runs on four hits while striking out six and walking three in a complete game for the Polar Bears.


TRINITY 13, COLBY 11: The Bantams (12-8, 3-1) broke the game open with a nine-run fifth inning and held on for a NESCAC win over the Mules (7-5, 0-1) at Hartford, Conn.

Tim Corey hit a solo homer and scored three runs for the Mules while Alec Finigan and Tyler Starks each had three hits.

BOWDOIN 7, BATES 5: Oliver Van Zant struck out eight batters and scattered five hits over eight shutout innings and John Lefeber drove in two runs and scored once as the Polar Bears (10-9, 2-2) built a seven-run lead and then held on against the Bobcats (8-6, 2-2) in a NESCAC game at Lewiston.

Bates brought the potential tying run to the plate following a two-run single by Mekae Hyde, but Henry Van Zant entered the game and struck out the next batter to close out the win for the Polar Bears.

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