EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Craig Woodbrey hit an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning, and St. Joseph’s won the Great Northeast Athletic Conference baseball championship with a 5-4 victory Sunday over Suffolk.

The Monks (31-10) overcame a 4-0 deficit to earn the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament.

Chris Campbell opened the ninth with an infield hit, and Dan Achorn entered as a pinch runner. After a sacrifice bunt by Mike Burdin, Todd Keneborus was walked intentionally. Ben Grant-Roy then lined out to shortstop, but Woodbrey singled to end the game.

Saint Joseph’s tied the game with four runs in the sixth inning, on a two-run single by Mike Pratt and a two-run double by Campbell.
Mason Roberge pitched 6 2/3scoreless innings in relief to earn the win. He gave up five hits with no walks and two strikeouts.

MAINE SPLITS WITH STONY BROOK: Joey Martin homered and had four RBI, and Myckie Lugbauer hit a solo home run and a two-run single as the Black Bears (25-18, 9-5 America East) salvaged a doubleheader split with a 13-3 win over the visiting Seawolves (19-21, 8-6) after losing the opener, 5-4.

UMASS-BOSTON 9, USM 6: Ryan Walsh highlighted a seven-run rally in the ninth inning with a grand slam as the Beacons (22-13, 7-5 Little East) beat the Huskies (17-17-1, 6-6) at Gorham.


BATES, USM SPLIT: Heather Gilman hit a two-run homer and Lauren DiCecco added a solo shot to pace USM (12-28) to 5-3 victory in a doubleheader opener at Lewiston.
Mollie Kervick’s two-run double capped a four-run second inning that carried Bates (5-25) to a 5-2 win in the second game.

The Black Bears (21-24, 10-5 America East) were held to two hits by the Terriers (29-19, 12-3) at Orono but still clinched a berth in the conference tournament with three games remaining in the regular season.


BOWDOIN 12, COLBY 11: Kit Smith and Russ Halliday scored in the final 20 seconds of regulation to erase an 11-9 deficit, and Ben Chadwick scored in overtime as the fourth-seeded Polar Bears (9-6) rallied past the fifth-seeded White Mules (10-6) in a NESCAC quarterfinal at Brunswick.

Smith finished with four goals and an assist, and Chadwick had two goals and three assists. Whit McCarthy paced Colby with three goals and two assists.


WILLIAMS 14, BRUNSWICK 12: The seventh-seeded Ephs (10-6) overcame a four-goal deficit with six straight goals in the second half to upset the second-seeded Polar Bears (10-6) in a NESCAC quarterfinal at Brunswick.
Liz Clegg and Katie Herter each scored three goals for Bowdoin.

COLBY 9, MIDDLEBURY 8: Amy Campbell had two goals and two assists, and Kate Pistel and Kathleen Kramer also scored twice as the third-seeded White Mules (12-3) advanced to the NESCAC semifinals with a win over the sixth-seeded Panthers (8-7) at Waterville.

TRINITY 16, BATES 6: Caitlin Irvine scored five goals to lead the top-seeded Bantams (13-2) past the eighth-seeded Bobcats (7-8) in a NESCAC quarterfinal at Hartford, Conn.

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