Black Bears out of America East tourney, losing 6-0 to Binghamton in losers’ bracket

The University of Maine was eliminated from the America East baseball tournament on Thursday, losing 6-0 to top-seeded Binghamton in a losers’ bracket game.

The second-seeded Black Bears (34-22) lost their opener 10-1 to No. 3 Stony Brook on Wednesday.

Binghamton (31-19) scored four runs in the first inning on four hits, a walk, a stolen base, an error and a hit batsman.

The Bearcats added two runs in the second on two walks, a hit batsman and two sacrifice flies.

The Black Bears had runners in scoring position just twice and left nine men on against Mike Augliera (6-2), who pitched an eight-hitter with 11 strikeouts and two walks.

Maine starter AJ Bazdanes allowed five earned runs in 11/3 innings.

TRACK AND FIELD: Bates senior Rich McNeil earned his third straight All-American award in the hammer throw with a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Division III championships at Berea, Ohio. McNeil set a school record with a throw of 193 feet, 7 inches.

Colby junior Emma Linhard of Brunswick qualified for the women’s 1,500-meter final. Linhard was eighth in the second heat with a time of 4 minutes, 35.17 seconds.

FOOTBALL: The late Pat Tillman and Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard were among 14 newly elected members of the College Football Hall of Fame.

Tillman played linebacker for Arizona State from 1994-97 and gave up an NFL career to enlist in the Army in 2002. He was killed while serving in Iraq in 2004.

Howard was a wide receiver for Michigan and won the 1991 Heisman.


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