EASTON, Pennsylvania — Relief pitchers Jeff Gelinas and Connor Johnson helped the University of Maine shut down Lafayette over the last five innings on Thursday afternoon, helping the Black Bears secure an 18-10 baseball victory at Kamine Stadium.

Saco’s Gelinas (3-1) picked up the win for UMaine (17-22) with 1 2/3 innings of three-hit, one-run relief, while left-hander Johnson earned the save with 3 1/3 hitless innings that included four strikeouts.

The Black Bears piled on 21 hits and prevailed despite committing a season-high seven errors, including two each by second baseman Shane Bussey and starting pitcher Clay Conaway.

Senior Steven Adam led the UMaine hit parade with three singles and three RBIs and Sam Balzano of Portland doubled and singled and plated two runs. Luke Morrill of South Thomaston and Kevin Stypulkowski each stroked two doubles and Bussey provided a double and a single. Each knocked in two runs.

Brian Doran and Brett Chappell contributed a double and a single each with an RBI, Danny Diaz cranked a two-run home run and Brenden Geary added a double and drove in two runs.

Tim Lazor headed a 10-hit attack for Lafayette (11-24-1) with a home run, a double and a single with two RBIs. Brett Thompson (2 RBIs) and Toby Schwartz (1 RBI) each hit two singles.

Reliever Alex Farina (2-2) took the loss, allowing four hits, three walks and four runs in two innings for the Leopards.

The hosts took early leads of 4-0 and 9-4, but UMaine responded with 10 unanswered runs during a span of five innings. Trailing 9-6, the Bears went ahead for good with a four-run uprising in the fourth inning.

Balzano led off with a single to left and advanced on an errant pickoff attempt and took third on a wild pitch. Adam singled to left to plate the run.

Two outs later, Morrill drilled a double to left to score Adam and moved to third on a passed ball. Doran worked a walk, then Stypulkowski delivered a two-run double to right-center to give UMaine the lead for keeps, 10-9.

UMaine piled on four runs in the sixth, keyed by run-scoring singles by Bussey and Adam and an RBI double by Chappell.