Monks take two from Farmington

The St. Joseph’s College baseball team swept a doubleheader on Sunday against the University of Maine at Farmington, winning game one 9-1 and taking the nightcap by a count of 7-2. With the victories, the Monks improve their overall record to 20-2, marking the tenth 20-plus win season of head coach Will Sanborn’s career.

Senior Ben Cutter (Westbrook) was the story in game one. The veteran southpaw went six strong innings, allowing one run on only two hits while striking out six, earning his fourth win of the year (4-0). Sophomore Andy Pooler (Southwest Harbor) struck out one while tossing a perfect seventh inning to close the door. The Royal Blue offense was led by left fielder Keil Martin (Saco) who went 3-4 with 3 RBI, including his first roundtripper of the season. Shortstop Luke Enman (Milan, N.H.) drove in a run on his way to a 2-4 contest, and Dustin Spiller (Gorham) was 2-3 with 3 RBI. The Monks’ other two runs came by way of a 1-2 effort from Ben Grant-Roy (Biddeford).

In game two, the Monks fell behind 2-0 in the first inning, but exploded for five runs in the second inning and never looked back. Spiller led off the frame with a sharp double to left field, then senior Mark Clapp (Blue Hill) singled. Spiller scored when catcher Travis Adams (Saco) delivered a double deep into the left field corner and Clapp came home when captain Brian Schools’ (Gorham) fly ball to left field was dropped. Adams then scored on an RBI groundout by Wade Oliver (Owl’s Head) after Martin drew a walk, Luke Enman cleared the bases with a 2-run triple.

The Monks (20-2, 4-0) will be back in action on Monday as the take on Bowdoin College. The non-conference match up will begin at 4:00 pm at Pickard Field on the campus of Bowdoin College.

St. Joe’s sweeps Husson on Saturday

The Saint Joseph’s College baseball team won a pair of games on Saturday evening, defeating Thomas College by scores of 7-5 and 14-4.

In game one, the Terriers jumped out to an early two-run lead. The Monks cut the deficit in half in the bottom of the first before putting up a five-run second. The second inning rally was jump-started by a Dustin Spiller (Gorham) double. After third baseman Mark Clapp (Blue Hill) and designated hitter Chris Doughty (Westbrook) walked, junior second baseman Brian Schools (Gorham) drew an RBI bases-loaded walk to tie the game at two. The Monks used a pair of Thomas errors and a sacrifice fly by first baseman Ben Grant-Roy (Biddeford) to push their lead to 6-2. Doughty would provide an exclamation point by blasting his first homerun of the season in the third inning to finalize the scoring.

Senior captain Sam Tupper (Yarmouth) earned the victory, pushing his record to 5-0 on the season. Tupper went 6.2 innings scattering 12 Thomas hits and struck out two. Tupper was lifted from a jam with two outs in the seventh inning, giving way to Cole Filosa (Milford, Mass).

In game two it was all Saint Joseph’s as they pounded out nine hits and took eight free passes to whitewash the Terriers 14-4. Luke Enman led the offensive charge with a 2-5 day, including 4 RBI. Mark Clapp completed his day with a 2-3, 3 RBI effort. St. Joseph’s lefty Andrew Keirstead (Westbrook) was solid on the mound going 5 innings to earn the win. Keirstead (2-1-1) allowed 11 hits and struck out two.

(The following statistics do not include Sunday’s two games with UMF.)

Westbrook’s Ben Cutter is 3-0 on the season with a 2.12 earned run average. He’s struck out 16 batters in the 17 innings he’s pitched.

Westbrook’s Andrew Keirstead has a 2-1 record with a 2.78 earned run average. He leads the team with 32.1 innings pitched.

Gorham’s Dustin Spiller is batting .328 with 20 hits and 13 RBI. He has an on-base percentage of .391 with seven stolen bases in eight attempts.

Gorham’s Brian Schools is batting .276 with 16 hits and 8 RBI.

And Gorham’s Craig Woodbrey has pitched 8.2 innings this season. He’s allowed four hits and he’s struck out six.

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