VESTAL, N.Y. — Chelsea Henige hit a three-run home run and Albany beat the University of Maine 6-1 in the second game of the day to win the America East Conference softball championship on Sunday.

Maine (19-25) forced the second game by winning 2-0 Sunday morning. The Great Danes (27-16) earn an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament. Maine ends 19-25.


The Bowdoin earned a berth in the NCAA Division III tournament quarterfinals with a 5-4 win over Wesleyan in the regional final, in Brunswick.

The Polar Bears (16-5) advance to face Emory on May 22 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.


MIDDLEBURY 10, COLBY 9: Jenna McNicholas scored the winning goal with 22 seconds left as the ninth-ranked Ephs (15-4) beat the third-ranked Mules (15-4) in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament in Middlebury, Vermont.


BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP: Penn State sophomore Isaiah Harris of Lewiston won the 800-meter final in 1:49.68.