ORONO — The University of Maine baseball team salvaged a split of a doubleheader against Lehigh on Saturday, with A.J. Bazdanes pitching 61/3 innings in a 5-1 Game 2 victory.

Maine (8-13) fell behind 3-0 in the opener and the Mountain Hawks held on for a 4-2 win.

Bazdanes allowed six hits and struck out four, with Barry Keiffer allowing just one hit with two strikeouts in the final 22/3. Taylor Lewis had three hits, scored once and had an RBI.

Tony Patane had an RBI double and Joey Martin singled home a run for Maine in the opener.

ST. JOSEPH’S SWEEPS RIVIER: Ben Grant-Roy had a two-run homer in the sixth inning as the Monks (8-6, 2-0 GNAC) overcame a 1-0 deficit to beat Rivier 3-1 and complete a sweep at Standish.

Chad Rafferty struck out 10 in six innings to get the win.

St. Joseph’s scored seven times in the first inning of the opener and posted a 10-0 victory over the Raiders (1-8, 0-2). Kyle Dorr went six innings, allowing two hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. Craig Woodbrey scored three times and knocked in three runs, and Nate Martin had two RBI.


UNE SWEEPS ROGER WILLIAMS: Lauren Webb hit a two-run double in the second inning to give the Nor’easters (9-3, 4-0 Commonwealth Coast) a 5-0 lead, and Amber Zablowsky pitched a seven-hitter as UNE cruised to a 10-2 victory over the Hawks (8-8, 2-2) in the opening game at Bristol, R.I.

The Nor’easters won Game 2, 11-6. Maegen Johnson scored three runs. 

SOUTHERN MAINE CC SWEEPS VERMONT TECH: Becca Roberts hit a two-run homer and Ashley Pulk added a two-run double during a 12-run first inning as the Seawolves (2-0) cruised to a 13-5 win over the Green Knights (0-2) in the opener at South Portland.

In the second game, Roberts hit three home runs, leading SMCC to a 15-3 win. 

MAINE, HARTFORD SPLIT: Kali Burnham had a sacrifice fly and Ashley Kelley pitched a five-hitter and struck out nine as the Black Bears (12-20, 1-1 America East) earned a split with a 1-0 win over the Hawks (8-5, 1-1) at West Hartford, Conn.

In the opener, Hartford used a four-run sixth inning to down the Black Bears, 5-2. 

ST. JOSEPH’S SWEEPS EMMANUEL: Anna Willis had three hits and scored two runs, Emily Leverone added two hits and three RBI and Madylan Kluna threw a four-hitter to lead the Monks (11-5, 6-0 GNAC) to a 7-2 win over the Saints (5-6, 1-3) in the opener at Boston.

Alyssa Dunn doubled and scored the go-ahead run in a three-run fifth inning as the Monks rallied from a three-run deficit to edge the Saints 6-4 in Game 2. 

RIC SWEEPS BATES: Rhode Island College (7-3) got 7-2 and 7-3 wins over the Bobcats at Providence, R.I.


WESLEYAN 7, BATES 6: Teddy Citrin scored with 3.9 seconds left to lift the Cardinals (5-3, 1-2 NESCAC) over the Bobcats (3-3, 0-3) at Middletown, Conn. 

HUSSON 14, ST. JOSEPH’S 5: Ben Landry scored six goals to pace the Eagles (2-4, 1-0 NAC) over the Monks (3-4, 0-1) at Bangor. Dyland Chase had four goals for the Monks. 

AMHERST 13, BOWDOIN 8: The Jeffs (1-3, 1-2 NESCAC) scored seven second-quarter goals to build a 7-2 halftime lead and held off the Polar Bears (2-4, 1-2) at Amherst, Mass.

Russell Halliday had three goals and Keegan Mellhorn added two for the Polar Bears. 

NEC 10, UNE 9: Damian Carey scored four goals as New England College (2-5, 2-1 Commonwealth Coast) beat UNE (4-4, 1-2) at Henniker, N.H.

Tyler Thomas pulled the Nor’easters within 10-9 with 2:16 left. Thomas finished with three goals and one assist.


UNE 14, NEC 8: Danielle Cate scored seven goals to lead UNE (4-1, 3-0 Commonwealth Coast), which scored six goals in the final 15 minutes to pull away from New England College (1-3, 0-2) at Henniker, N.H.

Cara Cole added two goals and one assist for UNE. 

BOWDOIN 11, AMHERST 3: Katie Stewart had three goals and an assist, and the Polar Bears (3-3, 2-1 NESCAC) opened the second half with six consecutive goals to pull away from the Jeffs (3-2, 2-1) at Brunswick. 

BATES 14, WESLEYAN 13: Joan O’Neill scored her fourth goal of the game with 4:50 left to give the Bobcats (2-2, 2-1 NESCAC) a 14-10 lead, and they held off the Cardinals (2-5, 0-3) at Lewiston.


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