HARTFORD, Conn. – It wasn’t much offense but the Bowdoin baseball team didn’t need much Saturday. Dan Findlay drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth inning and the Polar Bears beat Williams 2-1 to advance to the championship game of the NESCAC tournament.

MAINE SWEEPS HARTFORD: Michael Fransoso hit a three-run homer in the top of the eighth inning to lift the Black Bears (25-21, 11-6) to a 6-3, extra-inning win over the Hawks (14-38, 5-15) in the opening game of an America East doubleheader at West Hartford, Conn. In the second game, Shaun Coughlin struck out eight while pitching a three-hitter and Fransoso added another three-run blast as the Black Bears won 7-1.

SOUTHERN MAINE 15, RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE 4: John Carey and Matt Verrier drove in four runs apiece to pace an 18-hit attack for the top-seeded Huskies (25-17) as they cruised past the third-seeded Anchormen (26-17) in an elimination game of the Little East tournament at Gorham.


SUNY CORTLAND 1, UNE 0: Lyndsey Rowell and Morgan Kuhn combined for nine strikeouts while pitching a three-hitter as the top-seeded Red Dragons (40-9) eliminated the seventh-seeded Nor’easters (27-14) from the NCAA Division III championship at Amherst, Mass.

ALBANY 2, MAINE 0: Brittany MacFawn faced just two batters over the minimum and finished with a one-hitter to lift the third-seeded Great Danes (35-13) to a win over the fourth-seeded Black Bears (17-30-1) in an elimination game of the America East tournament at Boston.


COLBY 16, MESSIAH 5: Kate Pistel scored four goals and assisted on two others, and Lindsey McKenna added four goals to lead the eighth-ranked Mules (15-2) over the Falcons (16-5) in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament at Hartford, Conn.


UNION 10, BOWDOIN 4: Ted McKenna scored three fourth-quarter goals for the Dutchmen (13-4) as they closed out the game with a 4-1 run to pull away from the Polar Bears (14-6) in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament at Schenectady, N.Y. Christopher Anderson, Franklin Reis, Dan Hanley and Patrick Lawlor each scored goals for Bowdoin.