BIDDEFORD — Amanda Vaudreuil totaled six hits Friday, helping the University of New England sweep Gordon in a Commonwealth Coast Conference softball doubleheader, 9-1 and 13-0.

Both games were shortened to five innings because of the mercy rule.

The Nor’easters (19-9, 9-3 CCC) scored 24 runs on 26 hits against Gordon (6-16, 4-8).

Abby Lambert went all five innings for UNE in the first game, allowing one run on six hits with six strikeouts. Katelyn Austin pitched the shutout in the second game, allowing three hits with four strikeouts.

Kalie Hernandez had five RBI in the second game. Allie Frazier, who had two RBI in the first game, added three in the second.



ST. JOSEPH’S SWEEPS SIMMONS: Rae-Marie Copan pitched a shutout as the Monks (20-2, 12-0 Great Northern Athletic) beat Simmons (15-7, 8-4) 7-0 in the first game of a doubleheader at Weston, Mass.

Lindsay Moore had two hits and two runs to help St. Joseph’s sweep with a 5-3 victory in the second game.


BOWDOIN 2, COLBY 0: Casey Correa’s single led to a run in the fifth inning and her home run doubled the lead in the seventh as Bowdoin (14-6, 3-1 NESCAC East) downed Colby (4-10, 1-2) in Brunswick.

Correa led off the fifth with a single. Pinch-runner Siena Mitman stole second and scored on Adriane Krul’s single for a 1-0 lead.

Correa’s shot to right doubled the score in the seventh.


Melissa DellaTorre pitched the shutout for the Polar Bears. She allowed one hit, a fourth-inning single by Grace Farnkoff.


COLBY 8, BOWDOIN 2: Nathan Ellis and Tyler Starks stroked two-run singles as the Mules (11-5, 3-1 NESCAC) scored five times in the third inning to take a 6-0 lead against Bowdoin (12-7-1, 3-4) at Brunswick.

Scott Goldberg pitched eight innings for Colby, striking out eight and giving up five hits.

Soren Hanson had three hits for Colby, scored twice and drove in one run; Ellis finished with two hits, two RBI and a run. Peter Cimini had two hits for Bowdoin, including a double.



SOUTHERN MAINE C.C. SWEEPS UM-PRESQUE ISLE: Ethan Bilderback and Dylan Morrow lined RBI triples to help stake the Seawolves to a 4-0 lead in the first game of a doubleheader at South Portland. SMCC (10-16) then added three in the fourth en route to an 8-1 victory.

In the second game, Andrew Rascoe had an RBI double as the Seawolves broke a scoreless tie with a five-run fourth inning before finishing with a 6-1 victory.


HOBEY BAKER AWARD: Boston College forward Johnny Gaudreau won the award as the top Division I college hockey player, and signed with the Calgary Flames.

Gaudreau, from Carney’s Point, N.J., won a day after Boston College lost to Union in the NCAA semifinals. He passed up his senior season to sign.

Union will play Minnesota in the championship game Saturday night.



JOHN WOODEN AWARD: Chiney Ogwumike of Stanford won the award as the female player of the year.


JERRY TARKANIAN, 83, the former UNLV coach, is being treated for pneumonia and a possible heart attack at a Las Vegas hospital.


XAVIER: Forward Justin Martin decided to transfer for his final season, leaving the Musketeers without the top two scorers from last season’s NCAA tournament team.


IOWA STATE: Coach Fred Hoiberg was given a $600,000 a year raise, bumping his annual salary to $2.6 million.

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