TEMPE, Ariz. — Chelsea Gonzales hit a three-run homer in the first inning and Alyssa Loza pitched a three-hitter as Arizona State shut out Maine 9-0 in a five-inning nonconference softball game Wednesday.

Gonzales went 3 for 5 and doubled in two runs during a five-run fourth that gave the Sun Devils (16-5) a 9-0 lead against the Black Bears (1-5).

Loza struck out 10. Erika Leonard, Felicia Lennon and Kristen Niland had the hits for Maine.

ST. JOSEPH’S LOSES TWICE: The Monks (1-5) were held to two hits in a 4-0 loss to Coe College (8-1) in their second game of a doubleheader at Kissimmee, Florida.

St. Joseph’s lost 5-1 to Staten Island (1-0) in the first game.

Against Coe, Meghan Elliot tripled and Libby Pomerleau singled – the only hits for St. Joseph’s.

Against Staten Island, Melodie Bailey drove in the Monks’ run with a double in the sixth inning.


FLORIDA ATLANTIC 11, MAINE 3: David Miranda tripled home two runs to trigger a five-run seventh inning as the Owls (8-4-1) beat the Black Bears (5-6) at Boca Raton, Florida.

Christopher Bec drove in Tyler Schwanz with a fielder’s choice to give Maine a 1-0 lead in the first, and Danny Casals singled home Jeremy Pena in the sixth for Maine.


ST. JOSEPH’S 15, THOMAS 3: Elyse Caiazzo scored five goals and Jackie Wilson added three as the Monks (1-1) downed the Terriers (0-2) at Portland.

St. Joseph’s scored the first four goals and led 9-1 at halftime.

BATES 9, BABSON 8: Allison Dewey scored 4:28 into overtime to lift the Bobcats (2-1) over the Beavers (1-2) at Babson Park, Massachusetts.

Katie Allard and Avery MacMullen each scored two goals for Bates, which led 6-3 at halftime.

MacMullen scored with 18:53 remaining in regulation to give the Bobcats an 8-4 lead before Babson rallied.


ATLANTIC COAST: Luke Kennard made two clutch jumpers in the final 2:04 to help No. 14 Duke (24-8) thwart a rally by Clemson (17-15) and advance to the quarterfinals at New York.

The fifth-seeded Blue Devils play fourth-seeded and No. 8 Louisville on Thursday.

Zach LeDay had a career-high 31 points to go with 15 rebounds as Virginia Tech (22-9) stopped a late-season charge by Wake Forest (19-13) with a 99-90 victory.

BIG TEN: Plagued all season by the inability to close out games, 14th-seeded Rutgers (15-17) overcame a rough shooting performance to beat 11th-seeded Ohio State (17-15) 66-57 in the first round at Washington.

A plane carrying Michigan’s men’s basketball team slid off a runway during an aborted takeoff, causing extensive damage to the aircraft, and forcing passengers to exit through emergency doors onto wings and slides at Willow Run Airport.

The 109 passengers and seven crew members didn’t suffer injuries, according to the Wayne County Airport Authority, which said the airport in Ypsilanti, Michigan, about 15 miles from campus was closed.

School officials were working on an alternate travel arrangement, roughly 17 hours before the team was scheduled to tip off against Illinois in the Big Ten tournament Thursday in Washington.

PATRIOT: Kimbal Mackenzie scored 18 points to help send Bucknell (26-8) into the NCAA tournament with an 81-65 victory over Lehigh (20-12) at Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

BIG EAST: Shamorie Ponds scored 17 points and St. John’s (14-18) snapped a six-year losing streak in the Big East tournament with a 74-73 victory over Georgetown (14-18) in the opening round at New York.