BANGOR, Maine — Robert Graff allowed only three hits to lead the Husson University Eagles to a 1-0 victory over the Thomas College Terriers in the first game of a North Atlantic Conference baseball doubleheader Thursday at the Winkin Complex.
Husson (16-8 overall, 12-0 NAC) beat Thomas (4-13, 2-6) in the second game 3-2 to earn the sweep.
Graff (3-0) didn’t walk a batter and struck out six while tough-luck losing pitcher Isiah Fleming (1-1) gave up five hits, walked one and struck out four.
The Eagles scored the game’s only run when Seth Freudenberger doubled in the third inning, advanced to third on Andrew Curran’s single and scored on a passed ball.
Tommy Burns (1-1) earned the win for the Eagles in the second game as he scattered five hits and two runs over five innings while walking two and striking out three. Corey Mongiat came on to earn his second save with two scoreless innings when he didn’t allow a hit, walked two and struck out two.
Curran sparked Husson in the second game with a two-run single in the fifth inning. Ryan Rebar added a sacrifice fly while Jordan Carter doubled and Christian Corneil tripled.
Nick Beeson and Christopher Esquivel each doubled for Thomas and Derek Kane tripled. Beeson and Michael De Los Santos each drove in a run.
USM 13, Husson 11
At Bangor, the University Southern Maine Huskies took a four-goal lead and then held off Husson.
Husson (4-5) rallied in the second half when Abi Staab scored on a free position shot to ignite a run of four goals in under five minutes. Staab would then score her third goal off an assist from Mattie Russell to cut the deficit to two.
Alissa Fallon found a cutting Anna Wolterbeek to pull to within one, and Michaela Bicknell raced down the field to tie the game at 10.
USM would then answer with back-to-back goals from Nicole LaPlante and Sarah Pelligrinelli to give the Huskies the lead for good.
Fallon led Husson with four goals and three assists. Jess Poulin saved 12 shots.
Pelligrinelli finished with five goals and one assist for the Huskies (3-8), while LaPlante had four goals. Caley Presby had 16 saves.
Thomas 20, Wheelock 5
At Waterville, eight different players scored and the Terriers recorded a season-high 20 goals in the victory.
Bryan Ferris had a game-high five goals along with two assists to lead Thomas (3-7), and Colby Blondin had a two goals with a game-high eight assists. Liam Salus and Connor Lamberton each logged 30 minutes in goal, and each recorded five saves.
Riley Robinson led Wheelock (0-6) with three goals and one assist and Collin Davis had 17 saves.