LOWELL, Mass. — Zack Bright walked with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning as Maryland-Baltimore County beat Maine 2-1 to win the America East baseball tournament on Sunday.

Maine, the No. 5 seed, rallied to the championship portion of the tournament after losing its first game. The Black Bears (25-29) won four straight games, including two Saturday, before losing to No. 2 UMBC (23-23). The Retrievers earn the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division I tournament.

Mitchell Carr walked to lead off the bottom of the 10th, then advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Andrew Casali and a groundout by AJ Wright. Maine reliever Jeff Gelinas walked Jamie Switalski, then issued an intentional walk to Hunter Dolshun to load the bases.

Bright walked on four pitches to end the game.

Maine had a chance in the top of the 10th when Tyler Schwanz led off with a double, but he was stranded.

The Black Bears left 12 men on base.

Maine took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a sacrifice fly by Christopher Bec that drove home leadoff hitter Jeremy Pena, who went 4 for 5.

UMBC tied it in the bottom of the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Christian Torres.

Mitchell Wilson, Connor Staskey and Jacob Christian combined to hold Maine to one run on 13 hits. Christian pitched the final two innings, allowing one hit, striking out one and walking none.

Gelinas allowed two hits in 42/3 innings after relieving Justin Courtney, who gave up seven hits in five innings.


DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIP: South Portland native Edward “T-Moe” Hellier made six saves but Merrimack lost to Limestone 11-9 in the NCAA Division II final at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

BATES: Charlie Fay of Falmouth was drafted by the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse.

Fay was the fifth selection made by the Cannons and the 59th overall.

The 6-foot, 4-inch, 215-pound Fay was a first-team All-American this season. He recorded a school-record 79 goals and 104 points as a senior to help the Bobcats win 16 games – their most ever. Fay finished his career as the school’s all-time leading goal scorer with 167.

Kyle Weber was named the Fran McCall Award winner as the outstanding midfielder in Division III. Weber had 57 goals and 21 assists this season and finished his career with 114 goals, 49 assists and 163 points in 63 games.