AUBURNDALE, Fla. — Bowdoin College opened its baseball season Monday by sweeping Endicott 3-1 and 3-0 in the MattRuss Central Florida Invitational.

Christian Martin allowed four hits over six innings with no earned runs for the win in the opener. He struck out six and Ian Edwards struck out two in the seventh to pick up a save.

Oliver Van Zant followed that effort with a one-hit shutout in the second game, striking out seven.

Danny Findlay had two hits and two RBI to pace the offense in the first game. In game two, Matt Savard drove in the winning run with a double in the second. John Lefeber also hit an RBI double in the fifth.

COLLEGE OF ALBEMARLE 8, SMCC 0: Visiting Southern Maine Community College (8-6) was shut out by the College of Albemarle (6-6) at Elizabeth City, N.C.

The Seawolves fell behind 7-0 after four innings.

Mustafa Jamel had a single and a double for the Seawolves.

ST. JOSEPH’S SWEEPS FRAMINGHAM STATE: Joe Coyne drove in two runs with a double and a triple to help St. Joseph’s College take the first game of a doubleheader 9-4 at Winter Haven, Fla.

In the second game, Coyne also had two hits and an RBI in the Monks’ 5-3 win.


FINLANDIA 6, ST. JOSEPH’S 1: Maddie Kluna took the loss in St. Joseph’s opener with Finlandia (1-0) at Fort Myers, Fla.

Kluna pitched a complete game, giving up nine hits and six runs.

Danyelle Shufelt had the Monks’ RBI, and Theresa Hendrix had a single and a double.

NORTH PARK 3, ST. JOSEPH’S 2: The Monks (0-2) scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings, but North Park (1-0) ended it with a run in the eighth at Fort Myers, Fla.

Shufelt and Connie Grovo singled in pinch-runners Vanessa Davis and Kirin Schrum in the seventh.

Junior second baseman Sonya Le delivered the winning hit for the Vikings.


NORTH CAROLINA: The NCAA infractions committee hit North Carolina’s football program with a one-year postseason ban, a reduction of 15 scholarships and three years of probation following an investigation into improper benefits and academic misconduct.

The committee said the school was responsible for multiple violations, including academic fraud and a failure to monitor its football program. It also issued a three-year show-cause penalty for former assistant coach John Blake, who had received personal loans from an NFL agent.


POLL: Baylor was the unanimous No. 1 choice in The Associated Press final women’s college basketball poll while Princeton became the first Ivy League team to join the rankings, entering at No. 24.

Stanford, Connecticut, Notre Dame and Maryland followed the Bears.


POLL: Despite losing in their conference tournaments, Kentucky and Syracuse were on top in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll for a seventh straight week.

The top four teams in the season’s final poll don’t match the No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament.

Kentucky, Syracuse, Missouri and North Carolina are first through fourth in the poll. Missouri is a second seed in the NCAAs with fifth-ranked Michigan State the fourth No. 1.