STANDISH — The St. Joseph’s softball team rallied for three runs in the sixth inning for a 3-1 victory over St. Joseph’s of Connecticut, completing a sweep of a Great Northeast Athletic Conference doubleheader and setting a school record with its 19th consecutive win.

The Monks (23-5, 16-0 GNAC) tied the previous record of 18 set in 1990 by riding a five-run second inning to an 8-3 win in the opener. Emily Leverone’s two-run single and a two-run double by Maria Labbe sparked the decisive rally against the Blue Jays (16-13, 7-7).

In the second game, Leverone hit a two-out RBI single in the sixth and Liddy van der Linden followed with a two-run homer as the Monks wiped out a 1-0 deficit. 

BOWDOIN SPLITS WITH BRANDEIS: Kara Nilan pitched a five-hitter with one walk and two strikeouts to lead the Polar Bears (17-8) to a 2-0 win over the Judges (18-5-1) in the second game at Brunswick.

The Polar Bears scored their runs in the bottom of the third inning on RBI singles by Caroline Dewar and Shavonne Lord.

In the opening game, Brandeis scored six consecutive runs, capped by a three-run sixth inning, to rally for a 6-3 victory. 

SALVE REGINA SWEEPS UNE: The Seahawks (11-9, 6-6 Commonwealth Coast) scored on an error to break a scoreless tie in the eighth inning for a 1-0 win over the Nor’easters (17-7, 11-3) in the opener at Newport, R.I.

Julie Monteiro drove in a run for the Nor’easters in a 4-1 loss in Game 2. 

TUFTS 8, BATES 3: Casey Sullivan hit two home runs for Tufts (14-7, 5-1 NESCAC East) in a victory over Bates (2-16, 0-6) at Lewiston.

The Bobcats got an RBI double by Lauren Dobish in the first inning. 

MAINE 3, BINGHAMTON 2: Alexis Souhlaris gave up two runs while striking out four in five innings to earn the win, and Beth Spoehr saved it with two scoreless innings as the Black Bears (15-20, 5-1 America East) completed a three-game sweep of the Bearcats (16-20, 5-1) at Orono.

Maine took a 3-0 lead in the fifth inning when Brynne Davis tripled to drive in a run and scored on a throwing error. Souhlaris followed with a double and scored on a single by Whitney Spangler. 

SMCC SWEEPS DEAN: Rachel DelCamp hit a two-run triple and Kayla Ferrara added a two-run homer during a five-run first inning as the Seawolves (12-6) downed the Bulldogs 14-5 in the opener at Franklin, Mass.

In the second game, Darcy Webster hit a two-run single and Shannon Provost added an RBI double in the eighth to lift SMCC to a 14-11 win.


TUFTS SWEEPS COLBY: The Jumbos (15-3, 5-1 NESCAC) scored single runs in the first and third innings and held on for a 2-1 win over the Mules (9-8, 0-6) in the opening game at Medford, Mass.

Ryan Conlon and John LaMantia had three hits apiece for the Mules, and Dominick Morrill struck out eight while pitching a six-hitter.

Tufts won the second game, 11-1. 

WHEATON 14, USM 11: The Lyons (17-5) capitalized on six walks and a hit batter to score nine runs in the eighth inning and rally past the Huskies (11-9) at Norton, Mass.

Tucker White and Mike Eaton each had three hits for USM. 

MAINE SWEEPS ALBANY: Taylor Lewis went 4 for 4 with a home run and two runs scored to lead the Black Bears (17-14, 2-1 America East) to a 9-2 win over the Great Danes (2-22, 1-2) in the first game at Albany, N.Y.

Lewis hit a three-run homer as Maine completed the sweep with an 11-5 win. 

BOWDOIN SWEEPS MIDDLEBURY: Kevin Zikaras had three hits and drove in six runs as the Polar Bears (19-5) scored 17 times in the first four innings and cruised to a 21-6 win over the Panthers (5-11) in Game 1 at Middlebury, Vt.

Bowdoin broke an 11-11 tie with three runs in the ninth, including two on Brett Gorman’s double, and held on for a 14-13 win in the second game. 

DEAN SWEEPS SMCC: Dan Arsenault hit two home runs to lead Dean to 15-5 and 8-6 victories at Franklin, Mass.


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