GORHAM — Andrew Olszak singled home the tying run in the bottom of the ninth inning and Cam Seymour drew a bases-loaded walk as the University of Southern Maine rallied Saturday for a 4-3 baseball victory and a doubleheader split against Eastern Connecticut State.

USM (16-8) held a 2-0 lead for most of the game after a sacrifice fly by Olszak and an RBI single by Dylan Hapworth in the first inning, but Dean Slavin blasted a three-run homer in the eighth for Eastern Connecticut (21-4).

Andrew Hillier singled home the lone run for the Huskies in a 7-1 loss in Game 1.

MAINE SWEPT BY UMASS LOWELL: Nick Sinacola lost for the first time this season despite striking out 10 and giving up only four hits, as Roddy Hernandez’s sacrifice fly in the seventh inning gave the River Hawks (11-20, 10-12) a 2-1 win over the Black Bears (13-12, 8-9) in a doubleheader opener in Lowell, Mass.

Jake Marquez put Maine ahead with an RBI single in the second inning, but UMass Lowell tied it with an unearned run against Sinacola (6-1) in the fourth.

Gerry Siracusa had three hits and four RBI for the River Hawks in a 9-4 win in Game 2. Connor Goodman drove home two runs for Maine.

TUFTS SWEEPS BATES: Ryan Daues hit a grand slam and Miles Reid belted a three-run homer and a two-run homer as Tufts (8-2, 3-1 NESCAC) rolled to a 14-2 win over Bates (1-3, 0-2) in a doubleheader opener in Lewiston.

Tyler Attal had two hits and an RBI for the Bobcats.

In Game 2, Ozzie Fleischer had three hits and scored twice to lead the Jumbos to a 5-1 win.

TRINITY SWEEPS COLBY: Alex Rodriguez drove in three runs and homered in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Bantams (7-3) completed a doubleheader sweep with a 5-4 win over the Mules (7-9) in Hartford, Connecticut.

Colby tied the game with two runs in the top of the seventh, or a sacrifice fly by Cabot Maher and an RBI single by Andrew Russell. Brady O’Brien started the Mules’ comeback from a 4-1 deficit with a home run in the fifth.

Trinity won 11-1 in Game 1.

SOFTBALL

MAINE, STONY BROOK SPLIT: Brianna Neely stole second and raced all the way home on a throwing error to score the winning run as Maine (11-15, 7-4 America East) earned a doubleheader split against Stony Brook (20-9, 6-1) with a 3-2 victory in Orono.

Maine was shut out in the opener, losing 3-0 despite a three-hitter by Kyleigh O’Donnell.

UNE SWEEPS GORDON: Taylor Depot’s two-run single in the seventh inning lifted the Nor’easters (5-2) to a 4-3 win over the Fighting Scots (8-13) in Game 1 of doubleheader in Wenham, Massachusetts.

Jordan Strum pitched a five-hitter for UNE, striking out nine while allowing no earned runs.

In Game 2, the Nor’easters scored four runs in the first inning, and Kate Wilmot allowed only five hits in a 7-1 win.

BATES, COLBY SPLIT: Caroline Bass hit an RBI double and Janell Sato had an RBI single as Bates (1-5, 1-1 NESCAC) used a two-run eighth inning to take a 6-4 win over Colby (5-9, 3-6) in the first game of a doubleheader in Lewiston.

Bass finished with three hits and two RBI.

In the second game, Payton Crowley hit a two-run homer, Chloe Wilcox had an RBI double, and Jackie Hill scored twice, including the winning run, as the Mules rallied for a 4-3 win in 10 innings.

Lindsey Kim had an RBI triple during a three-run first inning for Bates.

TRINITY SWEEPS BOWDOIN: Kennedy Rogers hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning to give Trinity (3-5) a 9-8 win in Game 1 as the Bantams defeated Bowdoin (2-6) twice in Hartford, Connecticut.

Maddie Rouhana gave the Polar Bears a 7-5 lead with a three-run double in the sixth, but Trinity tied it with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth and another in the seventh.

The Bantams used a six-run rally in the third inning to win Game 2, 9-6. Angelina Mayers drove in three runs and Katryna Dukehart had a pair of RBI singles for Bowdoin.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE

SOUTHERN MAINE 18, EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE 11: Alex Farley scored six goals, Jennifer Sarasz had five and Megan Violette added four as the Huskies (6-2, 5-2 Little East) cruised past the Warriors (9-5, 3-4) at Gorham.

USM led 11-3 at halftime. Rachel Shanks chipped in with two goals and three assists, and Mariah Vaillancourt made 13 saves.

COLBY 14, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE 6: Annie Eddy recorded three goals and an assist, and Gianna Bruno added two goals and four assists as the Mules (4-1, 3-1 NESCAC) defeated the Camels (0-4, 0-2) in New London, Connecticut.

Grace Langmuir and Cami McDonald chipped in with two goals apiece. Hannah Marino made five saves for the Mules.

TUFTS 18, BATES 2: Catherine Lawless scored five goals to lead the Jumbos (4-0, 3-0 NESCAC) to a win over the Bobcats (1-2, 0-2) in Medford, Massachusetts.

Kathryn Grennon and Sadie O’Neil scored for Bates.

MEN’S LACROSSE

COLBY 20, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE 17: The Mules (4-1) used a 5-2 advantage in the fourth quarter to beat the Camels (2-4) in Waterville.

Noah Froio led the Mules with six goals, Jack Richards scored five, and Jack Goller had three goals and five assists.

ENDICOTT 16, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 7: Domenic Russo netted six goals to push the Gulls (8-2, 5-0 Commonwealth Coast) past the Nor’easters (0-5, 0-5) in Biddeford.

Kyle Kennedy led UNE with three goals. Alex York scored twice.

EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE 21, SOUTHERN MAINE 5: Tyler Stein paced the Warriors (5-5, 2-3 Little East) with five goals and an assist in a win over the Huskies (1-7, 0-5) in Willimantic, Connecticut.

Five players scored goals for USM, including Joe Cullinan, who scooped up seven ground balls.

TUFTS 31, BATES 7: Max Waldbaum scored six goals as the Jumbos (4-0, 3-0 NESCAC) routed the Bobcats (1-2, 0-2) in Lewiston.

Seven Bates players tallied a goal apiece.


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