Ryan Turenne’s grand slam capped a five-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning as Maine ended its baseball regular season with an 11-8 win over Bryant in an America East game Saturday in Orono.

Quinn McDaniel led off the ninth with his second home run of the game, cutting Maine’s deficit to 8-7. Jeremiah Jenkins was thrown out trying to stretch a single into a double, but Connor Goodman reached on an error, Nick White doubled, and Matt McElwain was intentionally walked to load the bases for Turenne. The senior catcher hit a drive over the right-field fence for his eighth home run of the season.

White homered in the second inning as part of a 4 for 5 day. McDaniel hit a two-run homer in the fifth.

The Black Bears (29-19, 19-5 America East) are the No. 1 seed for the six-team double-elimination America East tournament that starts Wednesday in Binghamton, New York. Maine has a bye on Wednesday and will play its opening game Thursday morning.


COLBY 14, TCNJ 9: Ally Franz scored four early goals to help Colby build a 6-1 lead, and the Mules (14-5) advanced to the NCAA Division III quarterfinals with a third-round win over The College of New Jersey (16-4) at Middlebury, Vermont.

Franz finished with five goals and an assist as the Mules advanced to face NESCAC rival Middlebury (20-0) on Sunday. Middlebury, the two-time defending national champion, rolled to a 22-9 victory Saturday against Trinity and has a 25-game winning streak, including two lopsided wins this year against Colby.

Gianna Bruno scored all three of her goals in the second half to help Colby pull away after TCNJ closed to within 7-5 at halftime. Bruno also had two assists. Paige Saudek scored twice, and Ainsley Dion, Annie Eddy, Julia Jardina and Elizabeth Hennessey each added a goal.

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