Jake Rainess hit a leadoff home run for the second straight game and the University of Maine baseball team beat Hartford 2-1 on Saturday in Orono.

Matt McElwain also homered for the Black Bears (20-12). Rainess finished with three hits, including a double. Caleb Leys pitched six scoreless innings to earn the win, allowing four hits while striking out 11 and walking three.

Harrison Eng homered to lead off the ninth for Hartford (2-27). Robert Chaney took the loss, allowing two runs on seven hits in seven innings.

USM SWEEPS: Southern Maine (12-16, 7-4 Little East) scored six runs in the fifth, including a three-run homer by Jason Komulainen and a solo homer by Jonathan Wilson, to complete a doubleheader sweep against UMass Boston (19-12, 7-3) with a 9-3 win in Gorham.

Komulainen and Brogan Searle-Belanger each had two hits as USM won the first game, 3-1.

ST. JOSEPH’S SWEEPS: Jonathan Dube hit an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning and the Monks (15-17, 8-5 GNAC) walked off with a 4-3 win over Colby-Sawyer (8-20, 2-11) in the first game of a double in Standish.


Matt Thibault homered twice and drove in three as the Monks won the second game, 9-2.

SOUTHERN MAINE CC SWEPT: Liam Jann allowed two runs on three hits in seven innings but took the loss as the SeaWolves (16-15) lost 2-1 in the first game of a doubleheader against UConn Avery Point (22-8) in South Portland.

UConn Avery Point won the second game 5-0.

COLBY SWEEPS BOWDOIN: Marcus Forrester finished with five RBI as Colby (21-7, 6-3 NESCAC) picked up two victories against Bowdoin (12-12, 2-7), winning 4-0 and 9-5 in Waterville.

BATES SWEEPS: Brandon Biggane hit a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh to lift the Bobcats (12-16) to a 6-5 win over Skidmore (19-12) in the second game of a doubleheader in Lewiston.

Jack Brennon had two hits as Bates won the opener, 8-5.



ST. JOSEPH’S SWEEPS: Olivia Howe and Sylvia Foley each had three hits to lift the Monks (17-15, 5-1 GNAC) to a 7-2 win over Rivier (14-20, 4-6), completing a doubleheader sweep in Standish.

Lydia Goodnough had three RBI as St. Joseph’s won the opener, 8-6.

UMAINE SWEPT: Madison Wilson hit an RBI single in the first inning and UMBC (19-13, 11-2 America East) won 1-0 in the first game of a doubleheader against Maine (10-31, 3-9) in Baltimore.

UMBC scored two unearned runs in the bottom of the fifth to win the second game, 2-1.

UNE SPLITS: Kenzie Bessett and Makenzy Herron each had three hits for the Nor’easters (9-21, 6-6 Commonwealth Coast) in a 6-3 win over Nichols (14-15-1, 6-6) in Dudley, Massachusetts.


The Bison won the second game, 4-1.

USM SWEEPS: Olivia Levasseur hit an RBI single in the sixth inning to lift the Huskies (15-15, 6-4 Little East) to a 2-1 win over Keene State (7-21, 3-9) in the second game of a doubleheader in Gorham.

Hannah Shields’ RBI double in the seventh inning of the second game gave USM a 3-2 win.

COLBY, TRINITY SPLIT: Emma Burnham hit an RBI double as Colby (17-11, 6-6 NESCAC) scored five times in the bottom of the sixth inning to earn a 7-2 win over the Bantams (9-13, 4-6) in the first game of a doubleheader in Waterville.

Alyssa Gazivoda and Abigail Alper each drove in a run as Trinity won the second game, 2-1.



BRUNSWICK 13, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE 9: Patrick Fitzgerald and Jason Lach each had three goals as the Polar Bears (11-3, 6-3 NESCAC) downed the Camels (5-7, 3-6) in Brunswick.

Oliver Bernstein, Will Byrne and Sam Powell all had two goals for Bowdoin.

SALVE REGINA 13, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 10: Sam McGregor and Collin Jackson each scored twice for UNE (8-9, 2-6 Commonwealth Coast) in a loss to the Seahawks (9-6, 5-2) in Middletown, Rhode Island.

SOUTHERN MAINE 15, CASTLETON 12: Schulyer Wetmore got four of his six goals in the first half as the Huskies (4-10, 2-4 Little East) beat the Spartans (4-11, 1-5) in Castleton, Vermont.

TRINITY 15, COLBY 11: Bennet Goller and Nick Hassan scored four goals each but the Mules (3-10, 0-9 NESCAC) lost to the Bantams (8-6, 5-4) in Hartford, Connecticut.

Ethan Cobb had two goals and three assists for Trinity.



ST. JOSEPH’S 14, ST. JOSEPH 3: Lydia Dexter had six goals and four assists as the Monks (13-3, 11-1 GNAC) beat the Blue Jays (9-7, 5-7) in Standish.

Bridget Collins added three goals for St. Joseph’s.

BOWDOIN 15, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE 10: Sophia Sudano had four goals and an assists as the Polar Bears (6-8, 3-6 NESCAC) topped the Camels (5-8, 1-8) in New London, Connecticut.

Fiona Bundy added three goals and two assists, while Colleen McAloon had three goals and one assists for Bowdoin.

SOUTHERN MAINE 13, KEENE STATE 9: Rachel Shanks scored five goals and the Huskies (8-7, 4-1 Little East) beat the Owls (5-10, 2-3) in Gorham.

Cierra Hill and Julia McKenna each added three goals.

COLBY 12, TRINITY 11: Gianna Bruno had three goals and four assists as the Mules (10-4, 6-3 NESCAC) held on to beat the Bantams (10-4, 5-4) in Waterville.

Paige Saudek added three goals, while Ally Franz had two goals and an assist.

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