NASHUA, N.H. — Top-seeded St. Joseph’s College lost twice Saturday and was eliminated from the Great Northeast Athletic Conference baseball tournament.

The Monks (23-14), who had won the last five conference championships and nine of the last 10, fell into the losers’ bracket when they suffered a 3-2 loss to third-seeded Suffolk (16-16). No. 2 seed Johnson & Wales (19-13) then knocked out the Monks with a 4-2 victory.

Josh Desai pitched a five-hitter and Brady Chant had a pair of hits and one RBI for Suffolk in the first game. The Rams scored a pair of runs in the top of the first and made it 3-0 on an RBI single by Chant in the second.

The Monks got one run back in the bottom of the third when Max McCoomb doubled and scored on Taylor Reuillard’s fielder’s choice. They cut the deficit to 3-2 in the seventh on a two-out RBI single by McCoomb, who was sent home on a single by Taylor Black later in the inning but was thrown out at the plate.

Dan Meeken pitched a complete game for the Monks, allowing five hits and no walks while striking out six.

St. Joseph’s fell behind in its second game when Johnson & Wales scored three runs in the fifth inning. The Wildcats added a run in the seventh before the Monks pulled to within 4-2 when Joe Coyne doubled home Anthony Zawistowski and McCoomb in the bottom of the eighth.

Coyne and McCoomb each had two of the Monks’ seven hits.

MAINE, UMBC SPLIT: Sam Balzano hit a tying RBI double in the top of the ninth inning and Luke Morrill drove in the winning run with a double in the top of the 12th as the Black Bears (15-21, 5-8 America East) rallied for a 6-5 win over Maryland-Baltimore County (19-16, 6-8) in the opener of a doubleheader at Baltimore.

After falling behind 5-1, the Black Bears rallied with three runs in the top of the sixth. Two runs scored on an error, and Brian Doran followed with an RBI single.

Logan Fullmer struck out three and walked one while giving up just three hits over five scoreless innings of relief to earn the win.

In Game 2, Andrew Casali drove in the eventual winning run with a fourth-inning homer as UMBC held on for a 3-2 victory.

Scott Heath hit an RBI double for the Black Bears and Steven Adam added an RBI single.

SOUTHERN MAINE SWEEPS KEENE STATE: Matt Bender hit a three-run double and Dylan Morris added a two-run triple for the Huskies (23-9, 9-3 Little East) as they scored seven runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally for a 7-2 victory over Keene State (9-21, 2-10) in the opener of a doubleheader at Gorham.

Andrew Richards closed out the game with four shutout innings of relief to earn the win. He struck out seven and gave up two hits.

The Huskies completed the sweep with a 3-0 victory behind a one-hitter from Tyler Leavitt, who struck out six and didn’t allow a walk over nine innings.

Bender had a pair of hits and drove in two runs. Nick DiBiase contributed two hits and scored two runs.

USM got two runs in the first inning on an RBI double by Paul McDonough and a sacrifice fly by Bender, who also hit an RBI single in the eighth.

BOWDOIN, COLBY SPLIT: Tommy Forese scored on a sacrifice fly by Zach Ellenthal in the bottom of the 10th inning as Colby (16-11, 5-7 NESCAC East) earned a doubleheader split with a 4-3 win over the Polar Bears (13-17, 5-6) in the second game of a doubleheader at Waterville.

Trailing 3-2, Colby tied it in the bottom of the eighth on an RBI double by Nils Carlson.

Jason Buco had two hits, including a solo homer, for the Mules. Aaron Rosen had two hits, two RBI and a run scored for the Polar Bears.

In the opener, Chris Cameron hit an RBI triple and Sean Mullaney and Erik Jacobsen each added RBI singles during a four-run second inning for Bowdoin in a 5-3 victory.

Buco hit a pair of solo home runs and an RBI single to pace the Mules.

TUFTS SWEEPS BATES: Tom Ryan threw six shutout innings and Bryan Egan and Nick Barker each drove in two runs for the Jumbos (24-7, 8-4 NESCAC East) in a 5-0 win over the Bobcats (12-15, 4-3) in the opener of a doubleheader at Medford, Massachusetts.

Brendan Fox and Ryan McCarthy each hit a double for Bates.

In Game 2, Will Glazier had three hits and drove in eight runs for the Jumbos as they cruised to a 17-2 win in six innings.

Sam Berry hit a two-run homer in the top of the sixth inning for the Bobcats. Mekae Hyde had a pair of doubles.

DEAN SWEEPS SMCC: Nathan Dorion threw a four-hitter to lead Dean (13-12) to the first of a pair of 12-2 victories over the Seawolves (16-10) in South Portland.

Alex Brown had an RBI triple for SMCC in the first game, and Justin Ciszewski hit an RBI double.

The Bulldogs led the second game 2-0 before scoring 10 times in the top of the seventh. Brown tripled home two runs for SMCC in the bottom of the seventh.


BATES 14, WESLEYAN 11: Jack Allard had four goals and two assists as fifth-seeded Bates (10-4) won its sixth game in a row, beating the fourth-seeded Cardinals (9-7) in a NESCAC quarterfinal at Middletown, Connecticut.

The Bobcats will face top-seeded Amherst (15-1) in the semifinals at noon Saturday in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Bates pulled away from the game’s last tie, 6-6, by scoring four straight goals. Fred Ulbrick charged up the right side through midfield and ran across the box past several Cardinal defenders before scoring from close range with 9:41 left in the third quarter. Kyle Weber scored on a roller from long range off Allard’s pass from down low, and Allard made it 9-6 with a low shot from the right. Jack Strain then converted a Weber pass with a high shot in the final minute of the quarter.

Wesleyan got no closer than three goals the rest of the way.

Andrew Melvin notched three goals and an assist for Bates, while Strain and Weber added two goals apiece.

AMHERST 12, COLBY 9: Chris Albanese had six goals and one assist, and the top-seeded Lord Jeffs (15-1) raced out to a 7-2 lead early in the second quarter before holding off a late charge by the eighth-seeded Mules (8-7) in a NESCAC quarterfinal at Amherst, Massachusetts.

Colby keeper Will Tyler finished with a career-high 30 saves, one shy of the school record set by Bruce Fougere in 1992.

Austin Sayre had two goals and an assist for the Mules. Derek Youngman and Kevin Seiler each added a goal and an assist.

WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE 16, SOUTHERN MAINE 9: Nate Wilson had four goals and an assist for Western Connecticut (4-11, 3-4 Little East) in a win over the Huskies (6-7, 1-6) in Gorham.

Nick Foley, John Foristall, Anthony Nejame and Jesse Beatty each scored twice for the Colonials.

Burleigh Desjardins tallied three times for the Huskies, while Seth Wing and Jaymz McStowe scored two apiece.


LITTLE EAST: Jamie Ruginski won the long jump and triple jump, and Southern Maine swept all three relays as it won the Little East Conference title, at Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

Ruginski’s winning marks were 23-2 3/4 in the long jump and 50-5 1/4 in the triple jump.

Other individual winners for USM were Chris Dunn in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:50.70), Sheldon Allen in the 110 hurdles (15.43), Dan Webb in the 400 (49.35), Conor Sullivan in the 800 (1:57.64), Jeremy Collins in the 400 hurdles (53.93) and Ron Helderman in the pole vault (14-9).

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