ORONO — Joe Bramanti hit a three-run homer and Jeremiah Jenkins added a two-run shot in the third inning as the University of Maine scored six runs to earn its eighth straight win, beating UMass Lowell 8-5 on Saturday.

Bramanti went 2 for 5 with a home run and a double for the Black Bears, who improved to 18-14 overall and 14-3 in the America East Conference. Caleb Leys didn’t allow a hit in six innings to earn the win. He struck out six and walked seven.

Ryan Proto had a two-run single for the River Hawks (15-22, 7-10).

SOUTHERN MAINE, UMASS BOSTON SPLIT: Tom Vesosky hit a two-run single and Janek Lukska added an RBI double as Southern Maine (13-16, 6-5 Little) scored three runs in the fourth inning for a 5-4 win over UMass Boston (21-8, 9-1) in the second game of a doubleheader in Boston.

Aidan Blake hit a two-run triple and an RBI single in the first game as UMass Boston won, 13-3.

BOWDOIN SWEEPS COLBY: Ben McKenzie hit a two-run triple as the Polar Bears (13-14, 6-2 NESCAC) scored fifth runs in the sixth inning on their way to a 10-3 win in the first game of a doubleheader against the Mules (16-9, 4-4) in Waterville.


CJ Brito-Trinidad went 3 for 4 with two RBI and a run scored in the first game for Bowdoin. Robbie Sarmanian added two hits, including a two-run single in the fifth.

Jack Mullen pitched seven innings, allowing one run on three hits while striking out six and walking two as Bowdoin won Game 2, 7-1.

ST. JOSEPH’S SWEEPS DEAN: The Monks (22-11, 13-1 GNAC) cruised through a doubleheader with the Bulldogs (7-22, 5-8) winning 16-3 in Game 1 and 7-0 in Game 2 in Franklin, Massachusetts.

Drew Healey had three hits and three RBI in the first game for St. Joseph’s. Jacob Champagne and Ronan Chisholm each drove in two.

Ben Gravel was 2 for 4 with a two-run home run in the second game for the Monks.

SOUTHERN MAINE CC SWEEPS GREAT BAY CC: The Seawolves (19-11, 4-1 YSCC) scored 44 runs and didn’t allow any in a doubleheader sweep of the Herons (0-6, 0-6) in in South Portland.


Sam Klebinsky and Anthony Sayers had four RBI each as SMCC won the first game, 23-0. Mitchell Quigg had four RBI in the second game, which the Seawolves won, 21-0.

WESLEYAN SWEEPS BATES: Wes Fritch was 3 for 3 with two RBI and three runs scored as the Cardinals (17-11, 8-3 NESCAC) won the first game of a doubleheader against the Bobcats (6-21, 1-8), 8-4, in Middletown, Connecticut.

Bates lost 7-5 in the second game.


BINGHAMTON, MAINE SPLIT: Caitlyn Fallon pitched a shutout as Maine (7-30, 3-7 America East) won the second game of a doubleheader against Binghamton (15-19, 2-6), 3-0, to earn a split in Orono.

Fallon struck out five, walked four and allowed four hits to improve to 3-2. Maine scored three times in the first, including an RBI double by Kelby Drews.


Binghamton scored two runs in the sixth inning take the opener, 3-1.

BOWDOIN, COLBY SPLIT: Kasey Cunningham scored on a fielder’s choice in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Bowdoin (13-15, 3-9 NESCAC) an 8-7 win in the second game of a doubleheader against Colby (18-12, 6-3) in Brunswick.

Logan Luebbe hit a two-run homer as Colby won the first game, 7-6.

UNE, CURRY SPLIT: The University of New England (14-18, 7-5 Commonwealth Coast) scored five runs in the fourth inning to secure a 6-1 win over Curry (6-27, 2-10) in the second game of a doubleheader in Biddeford.

Sami Groves had a two-run double in the fourth for UNE. Jordan Strum allowed one run on four hits while striking out three in seven to earn the win.

Caitlyn Wood allowed only three hits as Curry won the first game, 2-0.


SOUTHERN MAINE SWEEPS KEENE STATE: Lauren Merrill pitched seven shutout innings as the Huskies (16-13, 7-3 Little East) won 8-0 in the first game of a doubleheader against the Owls (12-22, 2-12) in Keene, New Hampshire.

Belle Snyder allowed one run on three hits in seven innings in the second game as Southern Maine won, 6-1.

Lauren Miller was 3 for 4 and scored twice in the first game. Lauren Leidemann-Smith had two hits and drove in three runs.

ST. JOSEPH’S SWEEPS ANNA MARIA: The Monks (13-14, 8-3 GNAC) shut out the Amcats (13-20, 6-9) twice, winning 3-0 and 13-0 in a doubleheader at Paxton, Massachusetts.

Meredith Pence pitched a complete game in the opener, striking out seven, walking one and giving up two hits.

Lydia Goodnough was a double shy of the cycle and drove in four runs in the second game.



BOWDOIN 19, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE 5: Fiona Bundy had two goals and five assists as the Polar Bears (9-5, 4-5 NESCAC) beat the Camels (6-8, 1-8) in Brunswick.

Colleen McAloon added three goals and three assists, while Sophia Schaefer had three goals for Bowdoin. Maddie White and Emelia Krakora each had two goals.

Aine Downey had two goals for Connecticut College.

KEENE STATE 19, SOUTHERN MAINE 12: Haile Ratajack scored six goals, while Mindy St. Marie had four goals and three assists to lift the Owls (4-9, 3-2 Little East) past the Huskies (9-5, 3-2) in Keene, New Hampshire.

Kate Colvin had four goals, while Rachel Shanks and Kiaya Gatchell each had two for Southern Maine.


COLBY 11, TRINITY 9: Gianna Bruno had two goals and four assists as the Mules (12-2, 8-1 NESCAC) beat the Bantams (8-6, 4-5) in Hartford, Connecticut.

Annie Eddy, Elizabeth Hennessey, Grace Toner and Cami McDonald all added two goals for Colby.

Christine Taylor and Lily Ives each had three goals for Trinity.

ROGER WILLIAMS 20, UNE 6: Brooke McErlain scored seven times as the Hawks (13-1, 7-0 Commonwealth Coast) beat the Nor’easters (3-11, 2-5) in Biddeford.

Kelsey Hartigan and Abby McHallam each scored twice for UNE.

ST. JOSEPH’S 15, ALBERTUS MAGNUS 3: Bridget Collins had four goals and Cailyn Wesley added three as the Monks (16-0, 12-0 GNAC) beat the Falcons (1-12, 0-11) in New Haven, Connecticut.


Carson Battaglia, Teegan Gilreath and Erica Irvin each added two goals for St. Joseph’s.


COLBY 13, TRINITY 2: Jack Rickards scored with 2:42 left to lift the Mules (5-7, 1-7 NESCAC) past the Bantams in (5-7, 2-7) in Waterville.

Rickards finished with four goals for the Mules. Noah Froio added three, while Max Solmssen and Jack Goller each had two.

Connor McCulloch and Jack Cahill each had four goals for Trinity.

BOWDOIN 24, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE 16: Donal Mullane had six goals and five assists to lift the Polar Bears (14-0, 9-0 NESCAC) past the Camels (5-7, 3-6) in New London, Connecticut.


Will Byrne chipped in with four goals and an assist as Bowdoin outscored Connecticut College 13-4 in the second and third quarters. Jason Lach added hat trick. Robert Hobbs made 14 saves.

ROGER WILLIAMS 18, U. OF NEW ENGLAND 10: Tim Mullane and Jared Grier scored five goals apiece as the Hawks (8-9, 5-2 CCC) used a 6-1 third quarter to pull away from the Nor’easters (5-11, 1-6) at Biddeford.

Jack Martin, Jordan White and Alden Balboni scored two goals each for UNE.

CASTLETON 12, SOUTHERN MAINE 10: Ethan Esposito scored three goals and Chris Wilk made 16 saves as the Spartans (21-12, 2-4 Little East) held off the Huskies (3-8, 1-1) at Gorham.

Schuyler Wetmore had four goals and two assists for USM. Tucker Nussinow added three goals and an assist. Nathan Plourde made 13 saves.

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