March 24, 2013

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

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Sabrina Keach led Maine Maritime with two runs, two hits and three RBI.

The Mariners won the first game 10-6, as Kelsie Hilton hit a three-run homer while Keach and Hayley Rae each had two-run shots.

Keach finished the day with four hits and seven RBI.

AMHERST 10, USM 4: Amherst (8-3) won easily in the first game of a doubleheader for the Huskies at Clermont, Fla.

USM's Katie Davis finished with two hits, including a double, the 37th of her career -- a new record for the Huskies.

ST. BENEDICT 12, USM 4: In the second game, St. Benedict (3-2) scored eight runs in the top of the sixth inning to beat the Huskies (0-4).

USM's Kristen Duross drove in two runs and Stefanie Stockwell struck out five in six innings for the Huskies.

MAINE, UMBC SPLIT: Maine dropped its conference opener, 4-2, to Maryland-Baltimore County, then regrouped at Baltimore, Md., for an 11-7 second-game win in nine innings to improve to 4-26 on the year.

In the first game, Maine's Hilary Kane had an RBI double in the first and Jean Stevens hit her league-leading seventh homer in the top of the sixth.

Black Bear pitcher Beth Spoehr pitched 52/3 innings, giving up four runs on four hits with two strikeouts.

In the second game, Kane hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Stevens had a solo shot in the third -- her eighth homer.

The Black Bears exploded for six runs to put the game away in the ninth inning on a walk, five singles and a double.

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