BENNINGTON, Vermont — Mitch Thayer drove in two runs with a home run, a double and a single to propel the University of Maine-Presque Isle to a 10-5 baseball victory over Southern Vermont in the second game of a Monday doubleheader.
The Mountaineers cruised to a 28-2 win in the opener.
In Game 2, Thayer’s efforts supported the pitching of Jesus Garcia. He hit a solo home run in the second inning and stroked an RBI single in the seventh for the 4-9 Owls.
Garcia spaced 10 hits and allowed only one earned run over seven innings. He struck out four and walked one. Tommy Collin plated two runs with two singles for UMPI, which received two singles each from Matt Cauchon (RBI) and Soloman Fast.
R.J. Pingitore (RBI) and Sal Sciara each had two singles for Southern Vermont (9-9).
In the opener, the hosts scored 13 runs in the first inning and piled up 21 hits in the rout. Cody LaBadia (triple, double) and Chris Nicastro (two singles) each drove in four runs while Sciara and Roland Hernandez posted a double, two singles and two RBIs apiece.
Avery Ford pitched a six-hitter.
Thayer (RBI) and Curry each doubled and singled to lead UMPI. Andrew Bartl suffered the loss.
UMF, Thomas split
At Lewiston, Emily Vitone pitched a three-hit shutout as the Beavers blanked the Terriers 8-0 in the second game of a North Atlantic Conference doubleheader.
Vitone struck out one and walked two and was backed by a 12-hit attack. Meryl Bond plated two runs with two singles and Kennadi Grover collected three singles and an RBI for the University of Maine-Farmington (2-10, 1-5 NAC).
Alison Hamilton singled twice and Shelby Bryant contributed a single with two RBIs.
Alyssa Eugley, T.M. Johnson and Lindsy Hoopingarner singled for Thomas College of Waterville (2-15, 2-2 NAC).
In the first game, Korrie Laren’s RBI double in the sixth inning provided Thomas with a 2-1 victory.
Sonja Morse fired a two-hitter for Thomas and did not allow an earned run. She struck out 10 and did not walk a batter.
Laren posted another double for the Terriers and Jordan Agger-Barnes delivered an RBI single in the fourth.
Bond led the Beavers with a run-scoring single in the first inning. Vitone gave up seven hits and two runs in the loss.