STONY BROOK, New York — Junior Janelle Bouchard of Kennebunk belted a two-run home run with two outs in the top of the seventh inning on Wednesday, lifting the University of Maine to a 3-2 victory over Maryland Baltimore County in the second game of an America East softball doubleheader at University Field.

UMBC won the opener 2-1.

By virtue of the split, the Black Bears (20-18, 9-5 AE) maintained second place in the league standings.

In the second game, two fielding errors opened the door for UMaine’s winning rally. Rachel Carson and Jessica Burk both reached on miscues, then Jessica Lennon singled home the first run. One out later, Bouchard homered to left.

Annie Kennedy allowed two hits in ⅔ of an inning of relief to get the win, while Alexis Bogdanovich worked a perfect seventh for the save. Lennon and Burk each hit two singles for UMaine.

Carly Lesko hit a solo home run and a single for UMBC (22-24, 8-6 AE) and Kaelin Jackson stroked a run-scoring single to support losing pitcher Jessica Holte.

In the first game, the Bears committed two one-out errors in the sixth inning to help facilitate the Retrievers’ winning rally.

Bogdanovich (13-6) got the second out, but Danielle O’Neill delivered a two-run double to provide the winning margin. UMBC managed only five hits, including a Katlin Olesky double.

Holte (14-10) scattered six hits and one run over seven innings and struck out four.

Bogdanovich struck out 10 and walked one. Nikki Byron provided two singles, including an RBI hit in the sixth, for the Black Bears. EmJ Fogel posted a double.

UMaine returns to action on Friday, opening a three-game America East series at Binghamton.

Women’s Lacrosse

Castleton 18, Husson 5

At Castleton, Vermont, Brianna MacKay racked up five goals and two assists to propel No. 1 Castleton State to a North Atlantic Conference semifinal win over No. 4 Husson University of Bangor.

Kate Auer posted four goals and an assist and Brandi Whittemore provided three goals and an assist for the 15-2 Spartans. Meghan Els made 12 saves.

Michaela Bicknell scored twice for Husson (8-6), while Mattie Russell, Abi Staab and Charlotte Gerhardy added one apiece. Kaitlin Dolloff made eight saves.

Thomas 9, Colby-Sawyer 7

At Waterville, Samantha Greenlaw’s second goal of the game with 18:35 to play provided the Terriers with the margin of victory in a NAC semifinal.

Jennifer Day contributed three goals and three assists and Brittany Premo scored three times for Thomas (8-3), while Toral Nelson scored one. Allie McCarthy made nine stops.

Caitlyn Whearty paced Colby-Sawyer (10-6) with three goals. Meghan Castellano made three saves.

Men’s Lacrosse

NEC 20, MMA 10

At Henniker, New Hampshire, Nick Herzog’s six goals and assist led the Pilgrims to a NAC semifinal win over the Mariners.

Sean Largay scored five goals and Matt Richard chipped in with three goals and five assists for 8-7 New England College. Chris Galluzzo made 18 saves.

Nicholas Betti collected four goals and an assist to propel Maine Maritime Academy of Castine (7-8). Dean Samuelson (assist), Mike Fuller (assist), Bronson Guimond, Alex Grant-Roy, Tim Grant and A.J. Larrabee contributed a goal apiece.

James Wilgus notched six saves.