BOSTON — Kim Jordan hit a three-run homer to cap a six-run eighth inning, and St. Joseph’s College stayed alive in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference softball tournament with a 6-0, extra-inning win Saturday against Emmanuel.

St. Joseph’s (27-12), the No. 3 seed, moves on to the final day of tournament and will face fifth-seeded Johnson & Wales at 10 a.m. Sunday. The winner advances to face Albertus Magnus, the only remaining unbeaten team in the double-elimination tournament.

Monks starter Laura Jordan gave up six hits and struck out two over 61/3 innings. Theresa Hendrix closed out the game with 12/3 scoreless innings.

St. Joseph’s broke the scoreless deadlock on an RBI single by Jennifer Murphy. Kelsy Gaddy drew a bases-loaded walk and Victoria Ramos drove in a run with a groundout prior to Jordan’s home run.

Kim Jordan, Hendrix and Murphy all finished with two hits.

In its first game of the day, St. Joseph’s defeated Suffolk 4-0.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 5, NICHOLS 2: Abby Lambert pitched a three-hitter with nine strikeouts, and the sixth-seeded Nor’easters (18-18) beat No. 7 Nichols (11-18) in the opening round of the Commonwealth Coast Conference tournament in Biddeford.

UNE advances to the double-elimination phase of the tournament, starting Monday in Newport, Rhode Island. The Nor’easters will face third-seeded Endicott at 2:30 p.m.

Sydney Helmbrecht singled home two runs and scored as the Nor’easters erased a 2-1 deficit with four runs in the bottom of the fourth. After Paige Moore-Haskell tied the game with an RBI double, Helmbrecht’s two-out single knocked in Jessica Diaz and Moore-Haskell. Helmbrecht then scored from second base on a wide throw to first base following Amanda Vallante’s grounder.

UNE’s Cat Ouellette scored on a passed ball in the first inning. Seventh-seeded Nichols (11-18) took the lead on a two-run single by Meghan Sears in the top of the fourth.

MAINE SWEEPS HARTFORD: Felicia Lennon hit a grand slam to cap a seven-run sixth inning and Alexis Bogdanovich had 12 strikeouts while tossing a two-hitter as the Black Bears (18-17, 7-4 America East) opened a doubleheader with an 8-0 win over the Hawks (3-39, 0-13) at Orono.

The game was scoreless until Erika Leonard homered in the fifth.

Nikki Byron’s RBI single in the seventh inning gave Maine a 5-4 victory in Game 2. Bogdanovich got the win in relief.

WESTERN CONNECTICUT SWEEPS USM: Nina Wojtkiewicz hit a bases-loaded triple in the 10th inning as the Colonials (22-12, 11-3 Little East) completed a doubleheader sweep with an 8-4 win over the Huskies (21-16, 7-7) at Gorham.

Courtney Davis had three hits for Southern Maine, and Kristen Duross added two hits and two RBI.

In the opener, Emily Cintorino threw a four-hitter for the Colonials in a 6-2 win.

Southern Maine took a 2-1 lead in the third inning on an RBI double by Davis and a triple by Duross.

BATES SWEEPS TRINITY: Kira Shaikh scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh to lift the Bobcats (10-19, 4-7 NESCAC East) to a 2-1 win over the Bantams (6-24, 2-10) in the opening game of a doubleheader at Lewiston.

Bates had just two hits – a pair of singles by winning pitcher Kelsey Freedman, who came on in relief in the seventh inning.

Freedman was also the winning pitcher in the second game, tossing a four-hitter with six strikeouts and two walks in a 3-1 victory. She gave Bates a 2-1 lead with a two-run homer in the first, and Brenna Callahan added an RBI single in the third.

SMCC SWEEPS DEAN: Danielle Mobbs’ RBI double keyed a six-run third inning that propelled Southern Maine Community College (10-11) to an 11-3 victory and a doubleheader sweep of Dean (2-14) in South Portland.

SMCC won the first game, 7-5. Kathryn Gilio put the Seawolves ahead for good with a two-run single in the first inning.


BOWDOIN 12, COLBY 11: Lindsay Picard finished with three goals and three assists, and the third-seeded Polar Bears (14-2) edged the sixth-seeded Mule (10-6) in a NESCAC quarterfinal at Brunswick.

Clare McLaughlin put Bowdoin ahead for good just 24 seconds after Colby’s Sasha Fritts tied the game at 9-9 with 21:21 remaining. Mettler Growney and Picard then scored to stretch the lead to 12-9.

Growney and McLaughlin contributed three goals apiece for the Polar Bears. Fritts and Abby Hatch each had three goals for Colby.

USM 19, UMASS-DARTMOUTH 11: Sarah Pelligrinelli collected nine goals to lead Southern Maine (6-11, 3-3 Little East) past the Corsairs (2-13, 1-5) in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

Anh Nguyen added three goals and five assists, Lauren Lessard also scored three goals and Heather Everett had two.


LITTLE EAST: Peyton Dostie won three individual events and anchored a winning relay team as Southern Maine captured its 16th straight Little East Conference championship, at Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

Dostie placed first in the 110-meter hurdles (14.67), 400 hurdles (1:03.70) and high jump (5-2 1/2), and teamed up with Nicole Kirk, Liz O’Neal and Deonna DaSilva to win the 400 relay (48.73). Dostie also finished third in the long jump (17-2).

The Huskies also got individual victories from Kirk in the 100 (12.76), Tayla Robbins in the 10,000 (41:37.07), Brooke Davis in the 3,000 steeplechase (11:42.46), Molly Gibeault in the pole vault (10-8 3/4), Ashley Belanger in the shot put (40-113/4) and Sabrina Sodders in the discus (112-10).

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