WINTER HAVEN. Fla. — The University of Southern Maine opened its baseball season Wednesday with a doubleheader sweep against Suffolk, 10-6 and 9-5.

Matt Bender had three hits with seven RBI in the opener against the Rams (2-4). Bender singled in both runs in the first inning, hit a two-run single in a four-run second and added a three-run homer in the fourth.

The Huskies scored six runs in the first inning of the second game. Sam Dexter hit a two-run triple, Brandon Martins hit a two-run single, Anthony Capuano singled home a run and Nick Bowie drove in another on a sacrifice fly.

ST. JOSEPH’S, THOMAS MORE, SPLIT: The Monks (5-7) used a five-run rally to win the opener 6-3, and lost the second game 8-1 to the Saints (2-2) at Auburndale, Florida.

Dennis Meehan hit an RBI double, Scott Betts followed with a two-run double and the Monks scored their other two on an error in the five-run fourth inning.

Ben Laumann hit a solo homer and Nick Connor added a two-run blast in a three-run first inning of the second game. The Saints added three more in the fourth on three run-scoring singles.


NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE 2, SOUTHERN MAINE 0: Erika Millett pitched a three-hitter with seven strikeouts as the Pilgrims (5-2) shut out the Huskies (0-1) at Clermont, Florida.

Courtney Davis and Taylor Lux each hit doubles for the Huskies.

SOUTHERN MAINE 9, COAST GUARD 0: Courtney Davis drove in three runs and Amber Kelly pitched a three-hitter as the Huskies (1-1) handled the Bears (3-2) in six innings at Clermont, Florida.

Davis hit a two-run homer in the third inning for the Huskies, who broke it open with a six-run rally in the fifth.

ST. JOSEPH’S 4, WOOSTER 3: Laura Jordan and Danielle Egan combined on a six-hitter with seven strikeouts as the Monks (4-1) edged the Fighting Scots (4-1) at Fort Myers, Florida.

Jordan allowed four hits with three strikeouts over the first four innings to improve to 2-1, and Egan gave up two hits and struck out four over the final three innings for her first save.

ST. JOSEPH’S 6, GENEVA 3: The Monks (5-1) scored two runs in the sixth and seventh innings to defeat the Golden Tornados (3-3) at Fort Myers, Florida.

Kelsey Gaddy hit an RBI single and Theresa Hendrix scored on an error in the sixth. Alyssa Wade hit a two-run single in the seventh.


COLBY 25, MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY 4: Kevin Seiler scored six goals and added two assists, Brendan McNeill had three goals and six assists, and the Mules (2-1) cruised past the Mariners (0-2) at Waterville.

Mike Fuller scored twice for Maine Maritime.

BATES 13, ROGER WILLIAMS 8: Jack Strain and Jack Allard combined for nine goals and the Bobcats (2-2) held the Hawks (2-2) in check at Lewiston.

Strain had five goals and two assists, and Allard finished with four goals and two assists.

Burke Smith added two goals for Bates, which took a 3-0 lead in the first 9:03 and led by at least two goals the rest of the way.

KEENE STATE 18, BOWDOIN 13: Rob Hart and Tyler Reilly scored five goals apiece and the Owls (2-2) pulled away from an 8-all tie with a 10-5 advantage over the Polar Bears (0-3) in the final 20 minutes at Keene, New Hampshire.

David Nemirov scored five goals for the Bowdoin. Brandon Rothman added four.


ST. JOSEPH’S 15, USM 12: Elizabeth Elcock scored five goals, Elyse Caiazzo had four and the Monks (3-1) held off the Huskies (0-3) at Deering High in Portland.

St. Joseph’s used a 3-1 spurt in the final 5:06 of the first half to take an 8-6 lead into the break.

Sam Campobasso led Southern Maine with three goals.

BATES 11, BABSON 8: Moriah Greenstein scored four goals, Emma Getsinger added three goals and an assist and the Bobcats (4-2) used a run of seven straight goals to rally past the Beavers (1-3) at Babson Park, Massachusetts.


(19) NORTH CAROLINA 81, BOSTON COLLEGE 63: Brice Johnson scored 17 points to help the Tar Heels (22-10) top the Eagles (13-19) in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament at Greensboro, North Carolina.

AWARDS: Ryan Arcidiacono of Villanova and Kris Dunn of Providence, two of the Big East’s top play-making point guards, were co-winners of Player of the Year.

Villanova’s Jay Wright was chosen Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season, and Seton Hall freshman Angel Delgado took Rookie of the Year honors.

PATRIOT LEAGUE: Nick Lindner scored 25 points and Lafayette (20-12) held off several second-half runs by American to win the tournament title with a 65-63 victory over the Eagles at Easton, Pennsylvania.