BIDDEFORD — Arianna Ramsaran homered twice and Caitlin Catalanotto threw a four-hit shutout Friday as eighth-seeded Gordon upset fifth-seeded University of New England 2-0 in the opening round of the Commonwealth Coast Conference softball tournament.

Ramsaran homered in the top of the first and in the seventh for the Fighting Scots (11-12); Catalnotto surrendered just one walk and struck out four.

Sydnee Bessler tossed a complete game for UNE (17-20), allowing two runs on five hits and three walks, striking out 13.

BATES 8, COLBY 0: Kirsten Pelletier struck out 10 in throwing a five-inning no-hitter as the Bobcats (18-13, 3-7) mercy-ruled Colby (0-26, 0-10) in Lewiston to clinch a spot in the eight-team NESCAC tournament.

Pelletier and Colby starter Julia Saul traded zeroes over the first two innings.

The Bobcats broke out in the third with a six-run rally.

ST. JOSEPH’S 5, MOUNT IDA 4: Meghan Elliott scored the tying run and Melodie Bailey scored the winning run on the same wild pitch as the Monks (15-16, 11-8 GNAC) tallied four times in the bottom of the seventh for a walk-off victory against Mt. Ida (14-22, 8-13) in Standish.

St. Joseph’s, trailing 4-1 with one out in the bottom of the seventh, began the rally with a hit from Libby Pomerleau. Pomerleau later scored on Katie Chadbourne’s single before Chadbourne scored when Bailey reached on an infield throwing error. With the bases loaded and one out, Mount Ida pitcher Madeleine Smith uncorked the wild pitch. Elliott raced home as the catcher threw to Smith covering the plate. Bailey scored behind Elliott when the throw sailed beyond Smith’s reach.

The Monks held a 1-0 lead in the scheduled second game when it was suspended after two innings due to rain. The suspended game will resume at some point this weekend.


BOWDOIN 11, COLBY 3: Connor Lee and Austin Zakow both went 3 for 4 with two RBI and the Polar Bears (13-16, 5-5 NESCAC) scored seven runs in the second inning in beating the Mules (5-20, 1-9) at Waterville.

Joe Gentile and Jack Wilhoite each drove in two runs, and Eric Mah went 3 for 4 with an RBI.

William Wessman had three hits and drove in a run in the first inning for Colby.

TUFTS 5, BATES 0: R.J. Hall struck out 13 over eight innings, Justin Mills hit a key two-run triple in the eighth and the Jumbos (16-13, 7-3 NESCAC) beat the Bobcats (13-13, 6-4) at Lewiston.

Tufts led 2-0 in the eighth and had the bases loaded with no one out with a chance to put the game away. A wild pitch scored a run, then Mills followed with his triple to make it 5-0.

Connor Russell pitched 71/3 innings for Bates, allowing five runs on eight hits. He struck out two and threw 127 pitches. Dan Truli had two hits.


KEENE STATE 25, SOUTHERN MAINE 11: Jordan Caito and Hunter Arnold each scored five goals and the Owls (10-4, 7-0 LEC) jumped to a 15-2 halftime lead en route to a win over the Huskies (7-8, 4-3) in Keene, New Hampshire.

Southern Maine’s Nate DelGiudice, with two goals and two assists, became the program’s all-time leading scorer with 149 points.

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