Beavers finish NEAC East play with NEC split

Beavers finish NEAC East play with NEC split

HENNIKER, N.H. -- The University of Maine at Farmington baseball team closed out North Eastern Athletic Conference East Division play today by splitting a twinbill with New England College.

The Beavers won the opener 9-6, but dropped game two 11-1.

UMF (8-26 overall, 7-16 NEAC East) is scheduled to finish its season Tuesday against Bates College at 2 p.m. at Hippach Field. The Pilgrims completed the season with an overall record of 21-17, the most regular season wins in program history, and a NEAC East record of 8-16.

In game one the two teams entered the fifth inning knotted at 6-6 before the Beavers would plate a run in the thanks to a Jack MacVane (Mechanic Falls, Maine) single followed  by an Ethan Jean (Jackson, Maine) single that drove MacVane home.

Farmington tacked on a run in the sixth and another in the seventh as the Pilgrims would get just four base runners in the final three innings.

Leading the way for Farmington in game one was Jean, who was 3-for-4 at the plate with a double, three runs batted in and a run scored. MacVane finished with two hits and three runs scored, while Ben Yarian (South Berwick, Maine) singled four times for the Beavers.

Leading the way for NEC was Pierce Byrd (Ft. Myers, Fla.), who finished 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and two runs scored.  NEC's  Lucas Burgess (Bath, N.H.) finished with three singles and Juan Berrios (Ft. Myers, Fla.) doubled and had three runs batted in.

Picking up the win on the mound was Dale Winchenbach (Waldoboro, Maine), who
pitched six complete innings, allowing five runs and striking out three.

In game two the Pilgrims pounded out 13 hits en route to the 11-1 victory.

Leading the way for NEC was pitcher Tyler Perrin (Thetford Center, Vt.), who allowed just one run on eight hits and struck out six.

NEC's Lucas Burgess finished the game 3-for-4 at the plate with a run scored and a run batted in.  NEC's Brandon Adorno (Ft. Myers, Fla.) finished with two hits, including a triple, three runs batted in and two runs scored.

Farmington's Brandon Gallagher (North Yarmouth, Maine) and Matthew Woodbury (Fairfield, Maine) each finished the game 2-for-3 at the plate.

 Jack MacVane  Dale Winchenbach  Ethan Jean  Brandon Gallagher  Matthew Woodbury