Matt Verrier went 3 for 3 with a double and a home run Wednesday to help the University of Southern Maine defeat Bates 6-4 in a nonconference baseball game at Gorham.

USM (28-8) won its fourth straight.

Verrier also scored two runs and had one RBI. Troy Thibodeau had two RBI on two hits.

Sophomore left-hander Dan Kinnon, the second of six USM pitchers, earned his third win of the season by retiring two batters.

Griff Tewksbury had a double, a homer and three RBI for Bates (18-14).

UMass-Boston edged St. Joseph’s College 6-5 in a nonconference game in Standish.

The Monks made a season-high six errors. Senior starter Nick Whittaker struck out eight, and allowed four runs on five hits and three walks through seven innings for the loss.

Nic Lops was 3 for 4 with a double, two runs and two RBI.

FLORIDA STATE: Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston received a civil citation after he was accused of taking crab legs and crawfish from a supermarket.

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office said Winston was issued a civil citation after he left a Publix supermarket Tuesday without paying $32 for the food.

Maj. Michael Wood said that after Winston was contacted by deputies at his apartment, he said he had forgotten to pay.

Winston was not charged with a crime. If he completes a community service program, no misdemeanor charges will be filed.

The Florida State baseball team has indefinitely suspended Winston. He is a relief pitcher.


BASEBALL: Seth Wyskiel had four hits, Conor Tully and Chris Michaud combined on a five-hitter and Berwick Academy cruised to a 22-0, five-inning win over Landmark School at Beverly, Massachusetts.


KENTUCKY DERBY: The jockey who rode Secretariat to the 1973 Triple Crown said he was denied parking assistance at Churchill Downs the last two times he visited the home of the Kentucky Derby.

Ron Turcotte said he was so disgusted that he decided not to attend this Run for the Roses on Saturday.

Turcotte was paralyzed in a riding accident in 1978.


TURNBERRY: Donald Trump agreed to buy Turnberry Resort in Scotland, famous for its Ailsa Course that has hosted the British Open three times.

Turnberry is the 17th golf property owned by Trump, and it is sure to bring the American developer his first major championship. Turnberry last hosted the British Open in 2009, when Stewart Cink won a playoff over 59-year-old Tom Watson.

– From staff and news reports