Charles Levitt went 4 for 4 and tripled home the go-ahead run in the fifth inning, and Swarthmore College won the NCAA Division III New York Regional with a 9-3 victory over Southern Maine in a game that ended early Monday morning in Auburn, New York.

Jackson Roberts drove in three runs for the Phoenix (37-9), who went unbeaten in the double-elimination tournament and advanced to the national championships in Appleton, Wisconsin.

USM (30-15) collected 11 hits but left 15 runners on base, including the bases loaded in the fifth, seventh and eighth innings.

Earlier Sunday, the Huskies avoided elimination with a 12-10 win over SUNY Cortland in 10 innings.

Zach Quintal lined a two-run triple into the right-center field gap in the top of the 10th inning to break a 10-10 tie.

The Huskies trailed 8-3 before tying the game with five runs in the seventh, highlighted by a two-run triple from Anthony Degifico. They pulled even again in the ninth on Andrew Hillier’s two-run double down the left-field line.

Cortland (35-12), the No. 1 seed, scored eight straight runs after USM grabbed a 3-0 lead in the top of the first.

EASTERN LEAGUE: The Altoona Curve (21-8) launched three home runs in a 12-3 win over the Portland Sea Dogs (15-26) in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Will Craig’s two-run shot gave Altoona a 2-1 lead in the first inning, Christian Kelley homered during a two-run second, and Logan Hill belted a two-run shot in the fifth for a 7-1 lead.

Jeremy Rivera homered for Portland.


SUGARLOAF MARATHON: Robert Ashby, 49, of Brunswick took the overall title and Sarah Walker, 24, of Waterville won the women’s division in the 36th annual Sugarloaf Marathon.

Ashby finished the 26.2-mile course from Eustis to Kingfield in 2 hours, 41 minutes, 49 seconds – 20 seconds ahead of Ian Therriault of Braintree, Massachusetts.

Walker was more than 11 minutes faster than her closest challenger, finishing in 2:52:59.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Sweden capped a victorious run through the tournament and defended its title by edging Switzerland 3-2 after a penalty shootout in the final at Copenhagen, Denmark.

Filip Forsberg scored the decisive goal in the shootout to give Sweden a third world title in six years and 11th overall.

Chris Kreider scored twice to help the United States top Canada 4-1 and claim the bronze medal.

Nick Bonino scored the winner on a rebound during a power play in the third period. Anders Lee and Kreider added empty-net goals to give the U.S. its third bronze in six years.


OBITUARY: Billy Cannon, the gifted running back who won the Heisman Trophy for LSU in 1959 with a memorable Halloween night punt return touchdown against Mississippi, died Sunday. He was 80.

LSU said Cannon, the school’s only Heisman winner, died at his home in St. Francisville. The cause of death was not immediately known.

Cannon led the Tigers to a national championship in 1958 and won the Heisman the following year, highlighted by his tackle-breaking 89-yard punt return that beat Ole Miss, 7-3.


ITALIAN OPEN: Rafael Nadal won a matchup of the top two clay-court players, beating defending champion Alexander Zverev 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 to win a record-extending eighth title at Rome.

Elina Svitolina faced little resistance from Simona Halep in a 6-0, 6-4 win to defend her title in the women’s event.

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