Eagles eke out win over Beavers

Eagles eke out win over Beavers

FARMINGTON, Maine -- Husson University held off the University of Maine at Farmington 6-5 in North Eastern Athletic Conference East Division baseball action today at Hippach Field.

Originally a doubleheader, game two was called due to rain. No makeup date has been announced.

The Beavers (3-14 overall, 2-7 NEAC East) are scheduled to visit Thomas College Wednesday at 1 p.m. for a NEAC East doubleheader, while the Eagles (12-12, 9-4) are headed to Castleton State College on Friday at 2 p.m.

In the first game, Kyle Vanidestine (Bangor, Maine) singled, doubled and knocked in four runs as Husson collected the 6-5 victory.

Vanidestine's two-run double and a Benjamin McLain (Pemaquid, Maine) sacrifice fly gave the Eagles a 5-2 lead in the sixth. After Husson added a run in the seventh, the Beavers' first four batters reached and the hosts tallied three runs to cut the lead to 6-5, but the Eagles managed to get out of the frame with the win.

Colin Mello (Windham, Maine) singled three times for UMF, while Jack MacVane (Mechanic Falls, Maine) had a pair of singles and a sacrifice fly.

Nick Ververis (Plainsfield, Conn.) clubbed two singles and a triple for the Eagles.

Ian McAlister (South Berwick, Maine) drove in two runs with a single in the second to give the hosts a 2-0 lead. The advantage stood until Vanidestine plated two runs with a single in the fifth.

Ben Pearson (North Stonington, Conn.) went the distance for UMF with seven hits allowed, four walks, a hit batter and two strikeouts.

Joe Stanevicz (Bangor, Maine) hurled six innings for the victory with six hits allowed, three walks and five strikeouts. Evan Eldridge (Orland, Maine) threw an inning of relief with two hits and a base on balls.