ORONO — Junior catcher Kevin Stypulkowski hit two home runs to lift the University of Maine baseball team to a 9-0 win over Binghamton on Saturday.

Maine (22-24, 8-9 America East) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning when Luke Morrill doubled and scored on Stypulkowski’s first home run. Maine added two more in the fourth when Stypulkowski hit his second home run and Brenden Geary smacked an RBI double.

The Black Bears broke the game open in the eighth inning with five runs. Steven Adams had a two-run single, Brian Doran and Shane Bussey each added RBI singles, and Geary was hit with the bases loaded to drive in a run.

Jacob Gosselin-Deschesnes pitched 82/3 innings to earn the win, allowing eight hits while striking out three. Charlie Butler retired the final two batters.

Maine swept a doubleheader with Binghamton (17-22-1, 6-14) on Friday, 7-1 and 3-2.

AMHERST 6, BATES 5: Yanni Thanopoulos and Anthony Spina drove in two runs apiece, and the Jeffs (25-12) held off the Bobcats (17-20) at Nashua, New Hampshire, eliminating Bates from the NESCAC playoffs.

Sam Berry’s second three-run homer of the day drew Bates within one in the fourth, but relievers Sam Schneider and Riley Streit shut out the Bobcats on one hit over the final 51/3 innings.

Earlier, Bates held on for an 8-7 win over Tufts (26-10). The Bobcats opened an 8-0 lead with seven runs in the second inning, capped by Berry’s first three-run shot.


TUFTS 13, BATES 8: John Uppgren and Cole Bailey scored four goals apiece, and the Jumbos (18-2) advanced to the NCAA Division III quarterfinals for a sixth straight year with a second-round victory over the Bobcats (11-6) at Medford, Massachusetts.

Bates, ranked 12th nationally, came in with seven wins in its previous eight games, including a 12-8 win at Tufts on April 8 that ended a 24-game winning streak for the fifth-ranked Jumbos.

Tufts rebounded Saturday, taking control in the fourth quarter with five unanswered goals in the first 10:34 to pull away from an 8-7 advantage.

Kyle Weber and Jack Strain scored two goals apiece for the Bobcats.


HUSSON SPLITS PAIR: The Eagles lost their first game of the NCAA Division III tournament to Wheaton, 5-1, but bounced back to beat Johnson & Wales 3-0 at Norton, Massachusetts.

Husson (27-12) will play Wheaton in the regional final at noon Sunday. The Eagles need to win twice to advance to the super regional portion of the tournament.

BRANDEIS 8, USM 0: Cori Coleman drove in four runs and Nikki Cote pitched a two-hitter to lead the Judges (20-14) to a five-inning victory over the Huskies (24-19) in the ECAC Division III tournament at Waltham, Massachusetts,.

The Huskies defeated Albertus Magnus 4-1 earlier Saturday, and will face the Falcons (26-14) again in an elimination game Sunday morning.

Kristen Duross hit a two-run homer and Amber Kelly struck out nine in a four-hitter for USM in the early game.