Jeremiah Jenkins hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the sixth inning, and Caleb Leys and Justin Baeyens combined on a four-hitter as Maine advanced to the championship game of the America East baseball tournament with a 3-1 win over UMBC in Binghamton, New York.

The top-seeded Black Bears (31-19) will have two chances to win the title Saturday against third-seeded Binghamton, which beat UMBC 7-1 in an elimination game.

Leys (5-0) allowed a home run to Anthony Swenda in the third inning but otherwise held the Retrievers in check as he faced only 28 batters over eight innings. He struck out eight and walked two. Baeyens pitched a perfect ninth inning for his second save of the tournament and eighth of the season.

Maine tied the game in the bottom of the third when Jake Marquez hit a leadoff double and eventually scored on Quinn McDaniel’s sacrifice fly.

In the sixth, McDaniel drew a leadoff walk, and Jenkins followed with his 19th home run of the season.


GOLF: Caleb Manuel of Topsham shot an even-par 70 and Cole Anderson of Camden opened with a 3-over 73 in the first round of the NCAA championships in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Manuel, a junior at Georgia was in the top 10 at 2 under until he made back-to-back bogeys on Nos. 6 and 7 – his 15th and 16th holes of the round. With many golfers still on the course, he was six shots behind leader Ross Steelman of Georgia Tech.

Anderson, a redshirt junior at Florida State, also started on the back nine and was 1 over through 15 holes before making a double bogey on No. 7.

The individual competition continues through Monday. The top 15 teams after Monday advance to the final two days of team competition.

SOFTBALL: Haley Lee hit a grand slam, Cydney Sanders and Alyssa Brito each added a homer and top-ranked Oklahoma extended its winning streak to 47 with a 9-2 victory over Clemson in the opener of an NCAA Super Regional in Norman, Oklahoma.

Oklahoma (55-1) tied the Division I record set by Arizona in 1997. The Sooners can break the record on Saturday in Game 2 of the best-of-three series.



EASTERN LEAGUE: Corey Rosier scored on a bases-loaded wild pitch in the bottom of the 11th inning as the Portland Sea Dogs (29-13) extended their winning streak to a season-high six games with a 4-3 victory over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (20-21) at Hadlock Field.

The Sea Dogs forced extra innings when Ceddane Rafaela homered with one out in the bottom of the ninth.

Corey Rosier was 2 for 3 with an RBI double for Portland, which got its second run on a balk in the seventh inning that led to the ejection of Fisher Cats Manager Cesar Martin.

Portland starting pitcher Brian Van Belle allowed only five hits and two unearned runs in 61/3 innings. He struck out nine and walked two.



PGA: PGA Tour rookie Harry Hall maintained the solo lead through 36 holes at the Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, with a total of 12-under 128, three strokes ahead of Harris English, who aced the 170-yard eighth hole as part of his bogey-free 66.

After opening with an 8-under 62, Hall had four consecutive birdies midway through his second-round 66.

Emiliano Grillo was alone in third after shooting a 65 to get to 8 under.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Padraig Harrington followed his opening 64 with a bogey-free 68 and had a three-shot lead at 12 under through two rounds of the Senior PGA Championship in Frisco, Texas.

Japan’s Katsumasa Miyamoto was three behind Harrington in his Senior PGA debut after a 69. Stewart Cink, in his first tournament since turning 50, shot a second consecutive 68 and trailed by four shots.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Spanish golfer Jorge Campillo saw his lead at the KLM Open trimmed to two strokes after shooting 1-under 71 in the second round at Cromvoirt, Netherlands.


Campillo is 10 under overall. His nearest challenger is Renato Paratore, a 455th-ranked Italian, who shot 68.


U20 WORLD CUP: The United States completed a perfect group stage at the Under-20 World Cup with a 2-0 win over Slovakia in San Juan, Argentina.

Cade Cowell scored before halftime from a counterattack, and Niko Tsakiris added a second goal in injury time.

The U.S. had already secured a spot in the knockout stage but finished the group stage with three wins from three games, with no goals conceded.



GENEVA OPEN: Grigor Dimitrov advanced to his first final on the ATP Tour in more than five years, beating Taylor Fritz 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (2) in Switzerland.

Dimitrov will play the title Saturday against unseeded Nicolás Jarry, who defeated third-seeded Alexander Zverev 7-6 (3), 6-3 in a rematch of their 2019 final.


GIRO d’ITALIA: Geraint Thomas maintained his bid to become the oldest Giro d’Italia champion, although his lead was cut slightly by Primož Roglič during the toughest stage of the race.

Roglič crossed the summit finish of the so-called “Queen Stage” three seconds ahead of Thomas at the end of the race’s final mountain road leg – a 114-mile route from Longarone to the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, which had gradients of up to 18%.

The 19th stage was won by Santiago Buitrago, who finished 51 seconds ahead of Derek Gee.

Thomas, 37, is 26 seconds ahead of Roglič going into what will be a decisive mountain time trial on Saturday.

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