ORONO – Alex Calbick drove in four runs and Ian Leisenheimer knocked in three as the University of Maine completed a three-game series sweep of Hartford with an 11-3 baseball win Sunday.

Michael Fransoso added two hits and scored three runs for Maine (20-14, 7-0 America East), which has won 13 straight.

Hartford (8-25, 1-5) took a 3-2 lead in the third inning, Fransoso tied it with an RBI single in the fifth, and an error allowed two more runs to score. Calbick drew a bases-loaded walk to make it 6-3.

Calbick added a two-run double in the seventh and was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in eighth, capping a three-run inning.

WHEATON 10, USM 7: Hal Landers and Sean Ryan drove in three runs apiece to lead the Lyons (23-4) past the Huskies (14-12) at Norton, Mass.

Ryan and John Keating hit RBI doubles to key a five-run sixth inning that gave Wheaton a 9-4 lead.

Tucker White and Nick Grady each had a home run and two RBI for Southern Maine.

AMHERST SWEEPS BATES: The Jeffs (17-5) had 31 hits as they took 5-1 and 20-5 wins over the Bobcats (14-12) at Amherst, Mass.

In the opener, Amherst grabbed a 2-1 lead in the second inning on an RBI single by Quinn Saunders. The Jeffs tacked on three unearned runs in the seventh.

Mike Samela was 2 for 4 with four RBI for Amherst in the second game. Mekae Hyde had two hits and an RBI for Bates.

SMCC SWEEPS VERMONT TECH: The Seawolves (16-14-1) took a 6-5 win over the Knights (5-16) in Game 1, then ran away with a 9-1 victory in Game 2 at South Portland.

Will Turnage went 4 for 4 with two doubles, a triple and four runs scored in the opener. Michael Calabrese had two hits and three RBI.

Andrew Richards pitched a three-hitter with seven strikeouts and no walks in the second game. Colton Houle’s RBI single in the second inning and Wade Tuttle’s two-run single in the third helped SMCC build a 7-1 lead.


MAINE 3, BINGHAMTON 2: Pinch-hitter Jenny MacDowell and Jessica Burk each hit an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to propel the Black Bears (10-24, 3-5 America East) over the Bearcats (15-22, 6-6) at Orono.

Binghamton scored two runs in the second inning. Maine got one back in the sixth when EmJ Fogel doubled to center and scored on Dagmar Ralphs’ two-out hit.

Ashley Kelley pitched a complete game for the Black Bears. She gave up two runs on three hits with one walk and three strikeouts.

UNE SWEEPS ROGER WILLIAMS: Megan Gauger went 3 for 6 with a home run and three RBI, and Maegen Johnson drove in five runs to help the Nor’easters (16-10, 8-4 Commonwealth Coast) take 5-2 and 11-3 wins over the Hawks (13-6, 9-5) at Bristol, R.I.

Ashley Gott added six hits and scored two runs. Erin Grover was 5 for 8 with a double, a triple and two runs.

Kelly Reid pitched a five-hitter with seven strikeouts for UNE in the opener. Erin Lyons got the win in Game 2.

USM SWEEPS UMPI: Stefanie Stockwell was 4 for 6 with five runs and two RBI and pitched a one-hitter in Game 2 to lead the Huskies (3-23) to 12-4 and 6-1 wins over the Owls (6-19) at Gorham.

Katie Davis had two hits and two RBI, and Meghan Craffey had two hits and three runs in the opener.

Stockwell fanned six and walked two in the second game.

BRANDEIS SWEEPS BOWDOIN: Brandeis (17-11) ended Bowdoin’s seven-game winning streak with a pair of victories over the Polar Bears (20-10) at Brunswick, 7-3 and 4-3.

The Judges scored four runs in the fourth inning of Game 1. Amanda Genovese knocked in two runs with a two-out bases-loaded double, giving Brandeis a 5-1 lead.

Bowdoin got two runs in the sixth, scoring on an error and a infield single by Gen Barlow.

Marianne Specker and Lauren Porcaro hit back-to-back RBI doubles in the seventh to seal it for Brandeis.

Caroline Miller gave up just three hits and struck out nine to earn the win. Melissa Della-Torre took the loss, giving up 12 hits.

In Game 2, Brandies took a 2-0 lead in the second inning. Bowdoin got its only lead of the day in the bottom of the fourth. Amy Hackett knocked in Barlow with a sacrifice fly, and Casey Correa followed with a two-run homer.

Porcaro answered for the Judges with a leadoff homer in the fifth. Casey Ducinski scored the go-ahead run on a groundout by Brittany Grimm in the sixth.

SMCC SWEEPS VERMONT TECH: The Seawolves (12-9, 8-1 YSCC) won the opener 7-5 in eight innings, then rolled to a 7-1 victory in the second game at South Portland.

Charlotte Lewis was the winning pitcher in both games.

Ashley Pulk was 3 for 4 with a double and two RBI in Game 1. Katelyn Benson had two hits with a triple and a run in Game 2.


BATES 20, USM 9: Joan O’Neill scored six goals, and Bridget Meedzan added three goals and three assists to lead the Bobcats (6-5) past the Huskies (5-8) at Gorham.

Kathy Yannopoulos also scored three times for Bates. Shelby Turcotte had four goals for Southern Maine.


FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL: After firing Isiah Thomas, the Panthers are set to replace him with another recognizable name.

Louisville Coach Rick Pitino said Sunday that his son, Richard, is leaving the Cardinals’ staff to become the next coach at FIU, which has posted 12 straight losing seasons.

FIU fired Thomas, a Basketball Hall of Fame player, on April 6 after he went 26-65 in three seasons.

FIU refused to confirm that Pitino and the Panthers had agreed on a deal, and players had not yet been told of the move by any school officials.