ORONO — Brian Doran doubled home the tying and go-ahead runs in the eighth inning of the opener, then hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the second game as the University of Maine moved out of last place in America East baseball by posting a pair of 4-3 victories Saturday against Hartford.

The Black Bears (14-19, 4-6 America East) trailed 3-1 in Game 1 before rallying for three runs in the bottom of the eighth. Steven Adam scored on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly by Brett Chappell before Doran delivered the winning hit.

Charlie Butler earned the victory with two scoreless innings in relief of Scott Heath, who gave up three unearned runs over seven innings. He retired 18 of 22 batters after falling behind 3-0 in the first inning.

Hartford (12-22, 5-7) again took an early lead in the second game, getting an unearned run in the first inning against Justin Courtney. But Maine tied it in the fourth when Luke Morrill singled home Heath, then took the lead on Doran’s two-run single later in the inning.

Adam added an RBI double in the fifth.

Courtney allowed four hits in five innings. Logan Fullmer got the save in the seven-inning game despite giving up two runs in the sixth.

SUFFOLK, ST. JOSEPH’S SPLIT: Joe Coyne went 4 for 4 with a double and two RBI to lead St. Joseph’s (21-12, 12-2 GNAC) to a 6-4 win over Suffolk (13-16, 9-5) in a doubleheader opener at Standish.

Taylor Reuillard and Lincoln Sanborn each added two hits and two runs. Reuillard also drove in one run. Scott Betts contributed two hits and an RBI.

Lincoln Sanborn gave up one earned run on seven hits and one walk while striking out eight over six innings to earn the win.

Suffolk won the second game, 7-4. Brett Barbati had three hits and an RBI for St. Joseph’s.

PLYMOUTH STATE, USM SPLIT: Paul McDonough hit a pair of doubles and drove in two runs for Southern Maine (18-8, 6-3 Little East) in an 8-1 win over Plymouth State (9-17, 2-7) in the second game of a doubleheader at Plymouth, New Hampshire.

Tyler Leavitt struck out 11 batters while giving up one run on six hits and one walk over 72/3 innings.

In the opener, the Panthers scored six runs between the fifth and seventh innings to rally for a 6-4 win.

Sam Dexter hit a double and a home run while driving in and scoring two runs for USM.

TRINITY SWEEPS BOWDOIN: The Bantams (12-12, 4-5 NESCAC East) scored four runs in the top of the ninth to pull away for a 6-3 victory over the Polar Bears (10-16, 3-5) in the second game at Brunswick.

Cole DiRoberto had three hits for Bowdoin and Aaron Rosen added a pair of hits, including a solo home run.

In the opener, Bowdoin lost 1-0 despite a four-hitter by Erik Jacobsen.

COLBY, TUFTS SPLIT: Soren Hanson pitched a complete game and drove in four runs as Colby (15-8, 4-5 NESCAC East) earned a 6-4 victory over the Jumbos (21-6, 6-3) in the first game of a doubleheader in Waterville.

Tufts, ranked first in New England Division III, bounced back for a 15-3 win Game 2.

Jason Buco and Tommy Forese each scored twice for Colby in the opener. Buco homered and had two RBI in the second game.

ENDICOTT 22, BATES 8: The Gulls (18-11) erupted for 19 runs over the final four innings to rally past the Bobcats (8-10) in Lewiston.

The second game of the scheduled doubleheader was called off in the second inning because of lightning and rain.

Ryan McCarthy and Rockwell Jackson each drove home two runs and scored once for Bates, which led 5-3 after five innings.


NORWICH 9, ST. JOSEPH’S 3: Seth Fuller and Ryan McCarthy scored three goals apiece for the Cadets (6-7, 4-4 GNAC) as they downed the Monks (5-9, 2-6) at Deering High.

Jake O’Brien scored a pair of goals for the Monks.

ROGER WILLIAMS 13, UNE 6: Nick Gagnon had a goal and four assists in the first half to help Roger Williams (11-4, 5-2 Commonwealth Coast) build an 8-0 lead on its way to a win over the Nor’easters (8-8, 3-4) in Biddeford.

Tom Luttrell had two goals and an assist, and David Rubenstein contributed a goal and two assists for UNE.

Will Siefert finished with three goals and two assists for Roger Williams.

KEENE STATE 19, SOUTHERN MAINE 7: Tyler Reilly scored six goals and Tyler McKelvie had five to lead the Owls (8-4, 5-0 Little East) past the Huskies (6-5, 1-4) in Gorham.

USM got three goals from Burleigh Desjardins and two from Austin Watts.

WESLEYAN 9, BOWDOIN 8: David Murphy scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:23 remaining to lift the Cardinals (9-5, 6-3 NESCAC) over the Polar Bears (3-11, 2-7) in Brunswick.

Bowdoin’s Daniel O’Berry, Peter Reu-ter, Matthew Crowell, David Nemirov scored in a span of 4:23 in the fourth quarter to erase an 8-4 deficit, but Murphy scored off the ensuing faceoff.

COLBY 17, WILLIAMS 9: John Grimaldi scored four goals, and Jack Bratches had three goals and an assist to lead the Mules (8-5, 4-5 NESCAC) to a win over the Ephs (8-5, 4-5) in Waterville.