BIDDEFORD —Sydnee Bessler struck out eight and tossed a no-hitter to lead second-ranked University of New England to 6-0 win over Gordon on Wednesday in the first game of the Commonwealth Coast Conference softball tournament.

Avery Alberghini hit a two-run triple in the second inning, and added an RBI triple in the sixth for UNE (24-14). Alexis Kapsambelis added an RBI double and scored twice against the seventh-seeded Fighting Scots (18-19).

UNE advances to host sixth-ranked Nichols (17-15-1) in the second game of the double-elimination format tournament at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

BATES 12, UM-FARMINGTON 0: Eliza McNulty had three hits, including a two-run homer in the first inning, to lead the Bobcats (14-20) over the Beavers (14-17) in five innings at Farmington.

Bates led 5-0 after the first inning as Julia Panepinto hit a three-run double and McNulty followed with a two-run homer. Kirsten Pelletier (12-11) earned the win, allowing no hits and two walks with one strikeout across three innings.

Farmington’s only hit was Kayleigh Olberg’s double in the fourth inning.


MAINE 8, DARTMOUTH 7: The Black Bears (11-26) took a 6-0 lead through three innings behind two-run home runs from Danny Casals and Ryan Turenne before holding on to take down the Bears (14-24) at Hanover, New Hampshire.

Maine took an 8-2 lead in the fourth on an RBI single from Joe Bramanti.

Dartmouth chipped away, scoring one in the sixth and four in the eighth – three on a bases-clearing triple from Trevor Johnson – to make it 8-7.

Casals’ homer came in the top of the first to give Maine a 2-0 lead. Turenne’s blast in the third pushed Maine ahead 6-0.

COLBY 7, BOWDOIN 5: Dylan Nastri’s bases-clearing triple in the bottom of the first erased a 2-0 deficit, and started a six-run inning for the Mules (10-16, 1-9 NESCAC) as they beat the Polar Bears (6-21-2, 3-7) at Waterville.

Will Phillips followed with an RBI single and Chris Romano capped the inning with a two-run double to make it 6-2.

After Colby took a 7-2 lead, Chris Attisani hit a two-run single in the seventh for Bowdoin to make it a three-run game.

Brandon Lopez added an RBI double in the eight for the Polar Bears.

SOUTHERN MAINE 19, BATES 7: Sam Troiano had a pair of two-run homers to pace a 24-hit attack as the Huskies (29-5) dominated the visiting Bobcats (17-14) in a nonconference game at Gorham.

Troiano and Sam Dexter had four hits apiece for Southern Maine, and Zach Quintal added three hits, driving in three runs.

Pat Beaton went 2 for 4 with four RBI for Bates.

SOUTHERN MAINE CC 7, CENTRAL MAINE CC 4: Junior Nunez hit the go-ahead RBI double in the sixth inning to lift the Seawolves (27-7, 7-1 YSCC) over the Mustangs (7-16, 2-7) at South Portland.

Caleb Burpee had three hits for SMCC, and Cody Bryant added two hits and scored twice. Alexander Schepis (1-0) earned the win, allowing one hit and four strikeouts across three innings of relief.

Zach Mann had three hits for Central Maine.