March 24, 2013

Maine Colleges: Lawrence flirts with a no-hitter as Maine beats Hartford, 9-3

From staff reports

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - Tommy Lawrence took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and wound up allowing one hit over eight innings as Maine defeated Hartford 9-3 in a baseball game at West Hartford, Conn., on Saturday.

The Black Bears (12-12, 3-1 America East) struck early against Hartford (2-14, 2-2) with three runs in the top of the first, as Colin Gay singled and scored on Michael Fransoso's home run over the right-field fence.

Later in the same inning, Alex Calbick walked and scored on Fran Whitten's double for a 3-0 lead. 

In the second inning, Fransoso doubled home Gay and then Calbrick homered in the third for a 5-0 lead.

In his eight innings, Lawrence allowed just one unearned run on one hit, with eight strikeouts and a walk.

Fransoso finished with two runs scored and three RBI.

BOWDOIN, FRAMINGHAM STATE SPLIT: Bowdoin (8-6) finished its Florida trip by splitting a doubleheader with Framingham State (4-7) at Winter Haven, Fla.

Bowdoin's Oliver Van Zant took a 2-1 loss in the first game, pitching a complete game with six hits and nine strikeouts.

In the second game, Bowdoin's Henry Van Zant hurled a 3-0 shutout, allowing five hits and striking out six.

USM, DEPAUW SPLIT: After DePauw (3-4) won the opener 10-2, Nick Grady's two-run triple highlighted a seven-run first inning as Southern Maine won the second game, 12-6, at Auburndale, Fla.

Sam Dexter's three hits led a 16-hit attack for the Huskies (6-2). Tucker White, Grady, John Carey and Chris Bernard each had a pair of hits and two RBI in the game for the Huskies.

In the first game, John Carey had three hits for USM, and Forrest Chadwick added a solo homer.


TRINITY 17, BATES 4: Trinity (5-0, 2-0 NESCAC) raced away from a 3-3 tie, outscoring Bates 14-1 over the final 36 minutes in a win over the Bobcats (3-4, 1-3) at Lewiston.

For Bates, freshman Kelan McKenna had two goals.

COLBY 14, TUFTS 9: Junior Lindsay McKenna scored four goals to lead Colby (4-0, 2-0 NESCAC) in a victory over Tufts (3-2, 1-2) at Medford, Mass.

McKenna achieved her 100th career goal with the effort, becoming the 12th player in the program to reach that mark.

Kate Pistel and Katie Griffin each scored two goals for the Mules during a five-goal run at the start of the second half to give Colby a 10-4 lead.


USM 19, ST. JOSEPH'S 3: Kyle Baker, Mark White, Kayle Hamilton and Dylan Kenney all had hat tricks for Southern Maine (3-3), as the Huskies routed St. Joseph's (3-5) at Gorham.

BOWDOIN 11, HAMILTON 5: Franklin Reis scored three goals for Bowdoin (3-2, 2-2 NESCAC) in a win over the Continentals (3-2, 2-2) at Brunswick.

BATES 14, TRINITY 6: Jack Strain had three goals and two assists, while Jack Allard and Rob Highland each had three goals and one assist, as Bates (4-3, 3-2) recorded its largest margin of victory in a NESCAC game since 2001, rolling past Trinity (2-4, 0-2) at Hartford, Conn.


BATES, MAINE MARITIME SPLIT: Alayna Garbino scored on Anna Berenson's ground out in the top of the eighth as Bates (4-4) beat Maine Maritime 7-6 to salvage the second game of a doubleheader at Castine.

AnnMarie Martino had two hits, scored twice and drove home a run for the Bobcats, while Caroline Gattuso and Alex Elioppoulos each added two hits and two RBI.

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