BANGOR — Ben Walls pitched 10 shutout innings and the Husson University Eagles rallied for a run in the bottom of the 11th inning to nip the Thomas College Terriers 1-0 in the first game of a North Atlantic Conference baseball doubleheader Friday at the Winkin Complex.
The Eagles rolled by the Terriers of Waterville 13-0 in the second game to complete the sweep and improve to 14-7 overall and 10-0 in the NAC. Thomas slipped to 4-10 and 2-4.
In the first game, Walls gave up only four hits and two walks while striking out four. Corey Mongiat came to earn the win with a scoreless 11th when the Eagles rallied in their half of the inning on Ryan Rebar’s single up the middle that scored Christian Corneil.
Derek Kane pitched six shutout innings for the Terriers, giving up five hits and four walks while striking out three. Kyle Fletcher suffered the loss after giving up six hits, a walk and striking out one in 4 ⅔ innings.
In the second game, the Eagles banged out 16 hits and set the tone early with an eight-run second inning, highlighted by a three-run inside-the-park homer by Zach Sugar. Jordan Carter plated the inning’s first two runs with a double and Brandon Gendreau added an RBI double. JT Whitten and Corneil each chipped in with RBI singles.
Corneil finished with three hits for the Eagles while Andrew Curran, Gendreau and Whitten each had two.
Brandon Reilly (2-0) pitched six scoreless innings to pick up the win. He gave up three hits, didn’t walk a batter and struck out four.
At Hartford, Connecticut, senior third baseman Daniel Pidgeon blasted a three-run, walk-off home run over the tall right field fence at Hyland Park to lead the Trinity by Colby.
Trinity improves to 9-5 with its second win in a row, while the Mules fall to 9-4.
Sophomore Ryder Arsenault was 2-for-4 with a double and a stolen base to pace Colby.
At Lewiston, Bowdoin rallied for five runs late in the game to defeat the Bobcats.
Bates scored the first run in the bottom of the second when senior Kira Shaikh led off with a stand up triple and scored on Tori Fitzgerald’s suicide squeeze down the third base line.
The Polar Bears responded in the top of the fifth on back to back doubles from Marisa O’Toole and Cielle Collins to even things up at one. O’Toole moved up on a Rusch groundout to short, and scored the go-ahead and eventual winning run on a wild pitch.
Adriane Krul added a solo home run for Bowdoin in the sixth while Katie Gately and O’Toole each notched RBI singles.
Julia Beaumont allowed only two hits while striking out seven and walking none to pick up her sixth win of the season.
At Hartford, Connecticut, Trinity and Colby combined to score 26 runs and smack 20 extra-base hits in a split of a New England Small College Athletic Conference East Division doubleheader. The Bantams won the opener, 7-5, and the Mules took the nightcap, 10-4.