AMHERST, Mass. – Allie Frazier, Ashley Gott, Jessica Potter and Maegan Johnson had three hits apiece as the University of New England avoided elimination from the NCAA Division III softball regionals with an 11-8 win Friday afternoon against Husson.

The Nor’easters (27-13) broke the game open early, scoring seven runs in the second inning with the help of three Husson errors.

UNE finished with 17 hits as it advanced to another elimination game today against Keene State.

Both UNE and Husson lost their tournament openers earlier in the day. Husson (33-13), the No. 8 seed, was beaten 6-4 by top-seeded Amherst (35-4), and second-seeded UNE suffered a 10-0 mercy-rule loss to second-seeded SUNY Plattsburgh. Ashley Gott had two of the Nor’easters four hits.

KEUKA 5, ST. JOSEPH’S 4: Danielle Gravel smacked an RBI double in the bottom of the ninth to give Keuka (23-12) a win over St. Joseph’s (33-9) in an elimination game at the NCAA regionals.

St. Joseph’s produced 15 hits but needed a two-run rally in the seventh to force extra innings. Danielle Shufelt singled with one out, Emily Leverone kept the Monks alive with a two-out double, and Heather Tripp and Lindsay Moore followed with RBI singles to tie the game, 4-4.

Kim Jordan’s two-run homer in the fifth inning erased a 2-0 deficit for the Monks.

BOSTON UNIVERSITY 3, MAINE 2: Melanie Delgado hit a three-run homer in the second inning as the top-seeded Terriers (38-14) opened the America East tournament with a win over fourth-seeded Maine (17-29-1) at Boston.

Jessica Burk belted a two-run homer in the third inning for the Black Bears (17-29-1), who couldn’t do any more damage against BU pitcher Holli Floetker. EmJ Fogel lined out to end the game with the potential tying run at third base.

Maine faces third-seeded Albany (34-13) in an elimination game today, following a winners’ bracket game between BU and Stony Brook (36-15-1).


BOWDOIN 3, AMHERST 2: Aaron Rosen singled home Tim McGarry in the 11th inning to give the Polar Bears (24-16) a victory over the Lord Jeffs (23-9) on the opening day of the New England Small College Athletic Conference tournament at Middlebury, Vt.

McGarry also had an RBI single in the fourth inning and scored the tying run in the top of the ninth, racing home from second on a bad-hop single by Luke Regan.

Henry Van Zant (3-3) earned the win with three innings of one-hit ball in relief of his brother, Oliver, who gave up five hits in eight innings.

Next up for Bowdoin is a winners’ bracket game this morning against Trinity (30-9), which beat Williams, 6-5.