CLEMSON, S.C. — The Maine baseball team opened its season with a 4-3 win over Clemson, as starter Justin Courtney struck out eight in five innings and Brett Chappell had two RBI.

Chappell and designated hitter Kevin Stypulkowski each produced a pair of hits to lead the Black Bears’ offense. Stypulkowski had a double and a run scored, while Chappell hit a triple.

Maine took a 4-3 lead in the top of the seventh inning when Chappell hit a fly ball to right-center that was lost in the lights, allowing Jeremy Pena to score.

Connor Johnson, Charlie Butler and Logan Fullmer combined to throw four innings of one-hit, shutout ball in relief of Courtney. Johnson earned the win, while Fullmer, who struck out two in the ninth, was credited with the save.


BOWDOIN 4, TUFTS 4: Matthew Melanson scored the tying goal with 1:42 remaining in regulation as the Polar Bears (12-7-4, 8-5-4 NESCAC) salvaged a tie against the Jumbos (9-8-6, 5-7-5) at Malden, Massachusetts.

Spencer Antunez scored 49 seconds into the third period on Mitch Barrington’s second assist to give Bowdoin a 3-2 lead, but Tufts countered with a pair of goals in a span of 4:24.

COLBY 3, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE 3: Connecticut College (3-17-3, 0-14-3 NESCAC) scored a pair of goals in a span of 23 seconds in the third period as it rallied to tie the Mules (8-10-5, 5-9-3) at New London, Connecticut.


SMCC 97, NHTI 83: John Morgan scored 22 points and Matt Talbot added 19 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and four blocks to lead the fourth-seeded Seawolves (14-16) past the fifth-seeded Lynx (20-12) in the quarterfinals of the Yankee Small College Conference tournament at Auburn.

Jordan DeRosby chipped in 17 points for SMCC, which led by 17 at halftime.


NEW ENGLAND DIII CHAMPIONSHIPS: Peyton Dostie of the University of Southern Maine won the pentathlon for the third straight year, at Middlebury, Vermont.

Dostie set meet and school records with 3,545 points. She also broke school records in the 60-meter hurdles (8.78 seconds) and high jump (5-41/4).

Bowdoin’s Addison Carvajal finished second and Jenna Athanasopoulos of Colby was third.


PLYMOUTH STATE 3, USM 0: Kelsey Lynch scored a pair of first-period goals and the Panthers (9-15, 5-11 NEHC) added a goal in the third period to down the Huskies (3-19-2, 2-12-2) in Gorham.

Courtney Davis finished with 24 saves for USM.

TRINITY 4, BOWDOIN 3: Shannon Farrell scored from Melissa Maffeo at 3:23 of overtime as the Bantams (13-8-2, 6-7-2 NESCAC) edged the Polar Bears (8-12-2, 5-9-1) at Brunswick.

Bowdoin got second-period goals from Brigit Bergin and Jessica Bowen erase a 2-0 deficit, and Brooke Solomon put the Polar Bears on top 7:36 into the third. Maffeo tied it with 4:48 left in regulation.

Bowdoin’s Lan Crofton and Trinity’s Sydney Belinskas each finished with 25 saves.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 1, NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE 0: Shannon Smith scored on a penalty shot 4:36 into the third period to lift the Nor’easters (13-8-2, 8-7-1 NEHC) to a win over the Pilgrims (8-15-1, 3-12-1) at Henniker, New Hampshire.

Sydney Helmbrecht finished with 24 saves to record the shutout for the Nor’easters.


(9) ARIZONA STATE 61, WASHINGTON STATE 39: Sophie Brunner had 15 points and 11 rebounds as host Arizona State (23-4, 14-1 Pac-12) shook off a slow start for its 20th victory in 21 games.

(21) DEPAUL 91, PROVIDENCE 68: Megan Podkowa scored 21 points for the Blue Demons (22-7, 14-2 Big East) in a win over the Friars (5-20, 1-14) at Providence, Rhode Island.