Chris Bernard went 3 for 6 with a homer, three RBI and two runs scored as the Southern Maine Huskies routed the UMass-Boston Beacons 13-6 at Brockton, Mass.

Matt Bender was 3-for-5 with a homer and four RBI. Andrew Richards picked up the win, going 72/3 innings of relief, allowing two runs while fanning three. The Huskies improved to 20-6 and 7-0 in Little East while the Beacons dropped to 10-12 and 3-4.

ST. JOSEPH’S SPLITS WITH LASELL: Max McCoomb, Alex Lorenc and Nic Lops each went 2-for-4 as the Monks (18-8, 9-1 GNAC) beat the Falcons (16-10, 10-4) 8-2 in the first game at Standish.

Corey McNamara went the distance, allowing five hits while striking out two.

Lasell won the second game 3-2.

COLBY 3, THOMAS 2: James Connelly recorded his first collegiate win as the Mules (13-6) edged the Terriers (5-18) at Coombs Field in Waterville.


Connelly entered the game in relief in the fifth and after hitting his first batter, retired nine straight, striking out four.

BOBCATS SPLIT PAIR WITH FISHER: Griff Tewksbury hit a two-run homer in the sixth to lead the Bobcats (10-10) to a 4-0 win in the second game at Lewiston.

Sam Maliska picked up his first win of the season in relief.

Fisher won the opener 2-0 as Spencer Hermann threw a complete game. The split raised the Falcon’s record to 28-14.


TRINITY 12, BATES 3: Abigail Ostrom went 2-for-4 to pace the Bantams (6-16, 4-5 NESCAC East) past the Bobcats (3-10, 1-4) at Hartford, Conn.


Bates was led by Brenna Callahan’s two homers.

PLYMOUTH STATE SWEEPS USM: Whitney Roberts recorded a pair of victories as the Panthers (13-9, 5-3 Little East) beat the Huskies (12-15, 2-6) at Gorham, 4-3 and 8-0.

Stefanie Stockwell suffered the loss in both games.

COLBY 6, THOMAS 5: Meaghan Lewia singled in the go-ahead run in the top of the tenth as the Mules (5-12) edged the Terriers (8-9) in Waterville.

Megan Michie picked up the victory, pitching the last four innings in relief.



KENTUCKY: Seven-foot center Willie Cauley-Stein, projected as a possible top-15 NBA draft pick, will return for his junior season.

Cauley-Stein earned all-Southeastern Conference defensive team honors.

MICHIGAN STATE: Sophomore shooting guard Gary Harris is going pro, thanks in part to Coach Tom Izzo’s recommendation.

“I expect Gary to be a high pick in the draft, but more importantly, I know that he is well prepared for a long career,” Izzo said.

Harris was an Associated Press All-America honorable mention, All-Big Ten and all-conference defensive player.

DUKE: Jabari Parker, the first freshman to lead the Blue Devils in scoring and rebounding, says he plans to “set up an appointment” with Coach Mike Krzyzewski on Tuesday and he will decide Wednesday whether to declare for the NBA draft or return to college for his sophomore year.


Parker was just awarded the Wayman Tisdale Award as college basketball’s top freshman.


GEORGETOWN: Natasha Adair will replace Jim Lewis, who served as interim coach this season after Keith Brown resigned following allegations of unprofessional conduct.

Adair comes from the College of Charleston, where she led the Cougars to a 35-31 record over two seasons.

HOUSTON: Former Coach Joe Curl has died at 59.

Curl was 193-167 in 12 seasons at Houston, and resigned in 2010, citing heart problems.


CLEMSON: Quarterback Chad Kelly, nephew of NFL Hall of Famer Jim Kelly, was dismissed from the team Monday, two days after he was benched in a spring game for disagreeing with coaches.

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