BANGOR, Maine – The University of Maine at Farmington was held to just seven hits over two games and dropped both ends of a North Atlantic Conference baseball doubleheader to Husson University, 6-0 and 4-0, Thursday afternoon at the Winkin Complex.
In game one, Husson (7-9) posted three runs in the first inning, keyed by JT Whitten's two-run single down the left field line. The Eagles added a single run in the second inning and two more in the fourth, with Pat Thibodeau's triple plating both Husson runs.
UMaine-Farmington (1-5, 0-2 NAC) advanced runners as far as second in each of the first three innings, and advanced Matt Woodbury (Fairfield, Maine/Lawrence) all the way to third base in the sixth, but failed to push a runner across. The Beavers stranded nine runners on base in game one.
UMF starter Casey Ashey (Searsport, Maine/Searsport) allowed six earned runs on 10 hits while fanning seven Husson batters over his five innings of work, and took the loss for the Beavers. Husson starter Kyle McLain lasted just one inning as did reliever Mark Dvilinsky, but Thibodeau came on in the third and scattered five hits on his way to the win.
Woodbury recorded a pair of hits for the Beavers, while Colin Mello (Windham, Maine/Windham), Tom Grady (Whitefield, Maine/Erskine Academy), and Ben Keene (Livermore, Maine/Spruce Mountain) each had one hit.
In game two, Husson starter Dan Whitney yielded just two hits over six innings to lead the Eagles to the 4-0 win.
The Eagles took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, and that advantage held up until the fifth when Husson plated three runs on two hits and two UMF errors.
Mello and Grayson Beressi (Falmouth, Maine/Falmouth) each had hits for the Beavers.
UMaine-Farmington continues North Atlantic Conference play on Friday and Saturday, April 5-6, when it faces Castleton State College in a pair of doubleheaders in Castleton, Vt.