WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – The University of Maine at Farmington closed out its Florida trip with an 11-4 loss to Sewanee (The University of the South), Monday morning at Chain of Lakes Baseball Complex.
UMaine-Farmington returns from Florida with a 3-4 overall record, while Sewanee improved to 6-11 overall.
Sewanee put up three runs in the first inning, two of which were off a Ryan Poole double to left-center. Poole accounted for two more runs in the top of the third with a two-out single up the middle.
The Tigers extended their lead to 6-0 in the fourth on Michael Walk's base hit into left-center, plating Ben Clune.
UMaine-Farmington finally got on the board in the bottom of the fifth with a four-run uprising on four hits, two walks, and two Sewanee errors. A Jory Humphrey double to right center led off the inning, eventually scoring on a bases loaded walk drawn by Trevor Hisler. Jordan Croteau reached on a single and eventually scored on a throwing error by the Sewanee pitcher trying to pick off Hisler at first. RBI base hits by Brett Wallingford and Grayson Beressi added two more runs to complete the Beavers' scoring in the frame, cutting the margin to 6-4.
Sewanee eventually added three more runs in the seventh on five hits, and plated two more in the ninth to secure the win.
Beressi and Croteau each finished with two hits for the Beavers, with Beressi adding an RBI.
UMF starter Chad Snowman allowed six earned runs over his four innings of work, and was charged with the loss; he was lifted in the fifth inning in favor of Ryan Camire, who yielded five earned runs on 11 hits over the remaining five innings.
Marshall Ussery pitched three-and-two-thirds innings of relief work for the Tigers, and picked up the win after starter Ben Harrison was chased with one out in the fifth inning.
The Beavers return to action on Saturday, March 22, when they face Fisher College in a 3:00 p.m. doubleheader.