BOSTON — Emily Schaper drove in two runs and Jennifer Corona held St. Joseph’s College to four hits, leading fifth-seeded Johnson & Wales to a 4-2 victory that eliminated the third-seeded Monks from the Great Northeast Athletic Conference softball tournament.

St. Joseph’s (27-13) got a run without a hit in the first inning, when Theresa Hendrix walked, took two bases on a wild pitch and stole home.

The Wildcats (19-14) took control with three runs in the third.

Emilie Duggan scored the Monks’ second run on a sacrifice fly by Alyssah Dennett in the fourth.

Johnson & Wales went on to capture the championship with back-to-back victories over Albertus Magnus, 6-0 and 4-3.

MAINE 10, HARTFORD 0: EmJ Fogel hit her first career home run and drove in five runs as the Black Bears (19-17, 8-4 America East) completed a three-game sweep with a five-inning victory over Hartford (3-40, 0-14) at Orono.

Maine also got home runs from Jessica Burk and Janelle Bouchard, and Alexis Bogdanovich struck out nine in a one-hitter.

COLBY 8, BATES 2: Skylar Labbe doubled twice and drove in four, Erica Pulford added two hits and two RBI, and the Mules (11-18, 4-8 NESCAC East) beat the Bobcats (12-20, 4-8) at Waterville.

Kelsey Freedman hit her fourth home run in four days for Bates.

BATES SWEEPS UMF: Karen Lockhart went 4 for 6 with a home run, four RBI and three runs scored as the Bobcats concluded a six-game weekend with 6-3 and 13-3 wins over the Beavers (5-23) at Farmington.


UMBC 6, MAINE 3: Mitchell Carroll tripled home Andrew Casali with the go-ahead run and Kevin Lachance followed with a two-run homer as the Retrievers (20-16, 7-8 America East) used a three-run eighth to get past the Black Bears (15-22, 5-9) at Baltimore.

Danny Diaz and Luke Morrill homered for Maine.

COLBY SWEEPS PLY-MOUTH STATE: The Mules (18-11) scored in the seventh inning of each game to come away with 7-6 and 3-2 wins over the Panthers (12-23) at Plymouth, New Hampshire.

In the opener, Soren Hanson scored on a fielder’s choice to break a 4-4 tie in the seventh before Ryder Arsenault added a two-run single.

Arsenault then hit a one-out single in the seventh inning of Game 2, stole second, and scored on Zach Ellenthal’s single down the right-field line.

FRAMINGHAM STATE 3, USM 0: Mike Andrews pitched a four-hitter with one walk and six strikeouts, leading the Rams (23-15) past the Huskies (23-10) at Gorham.

Andrew Richards struck out eight in 5 2/3 innings of four-hit relief for the Southern Maine.

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