Dewar sets a softball record at Bowdoin during a doubleheader split against UNE

Caroline Dewar became Bowdoin’s career softball hits leader Thursday as the Polar Bears split a doubleheader against the University of New England in Biddeford, winning the first game 12-2 in five innings before UNE captured the second game, 4-0.

Dewar, who started the day tied with Kristie Miller for first with 158, had five hits in the doubleheader to move into sole possession of first place for the Polar Bears (26-11).

Gen Barlow ripped a two-run single to highlight a four-run third for the Polar Bears in the first game, and Courtney Colantuno had a three-run homer during a seven-run fourth.

Kelly Reid pitched the shutout for the Nor’easters (22-12) in the second game, striking out nine and walking none while spreading out six singles. Ashley Gott had three hits, an RBI and a run for UNE. Erin Grover added two RBI.

BASEBALL: Mike Pratt and Dan Achorn each hit home runs as St. Joseph’s (33-5) cruised to a 7-5 win over Suffolk (18-21-1) at Standish.

Pratt finished with two hits and three RBI.

Ryan Iasiello hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning and a two-run shot in the sixth to power Bridgton Academy to an 11-2 victory against Southern Maine C.C. (18-16-1) at Bridgton.


EUROPA LEAGUE: Fernando Llorente set up two goals, then scored in the 88th minute to give Athletic Bilbao a 3-1 victory against visiting Sporting Lisbon and a 4-3 aggregate victory that set up an all-Spanish final against the 2010 champion, Atletico Madrid.

Adrian Lopez scored in the 60th minute, boosting Atletico to a 1-0 victory at Valencia and a 5-2 victory in the home-and-home, total-goals series.


PENN RELAYS: Villanova rekindled memories of its Penn Relays glory years in the women’s distance medley relay, winning the signature event in 11 minutes, 1.03 seconds at Philadelphia for its 10th title in the race and first since 2006.

Tennessee was second in 11:03.53 and Penn State third in 11:08.41.


PLAYER DIES: Authorities say a Doane College football player died after falling out of a pickup truck near campus in southeast Nebraska.

Police said Cody Fanning, 20, was riding in the back of the truck around 3 a.m. Wednesday when the driver turned. Fanning fell out, striking his head on the street.


PGA: Cameron Tringale and Ken Duke topped the Zurich Classic leaderboard at 7-under 65, leaving defending champion Bubba Watson six strokes back at Avondale, La., in his first tournament since winning the Masters.

Tringale birdied the final four holes and finished the round with eight birdies and a bogey. Duke had seven birdies in a bogey-free round. Both players are winless on the PGA Tour.

LPGA: Jennifer Rosales birdied five of the first seven holes on the back nine and finished with a 5-under 67 for a share of the first-round lead with Katie Futcher, Lindsey Wright and Caroline Hedwall at Mobile, Ala.

— From staff and news services