Husson Takes Season Series From UMF

Husson Takes Season Series From UMF

BANGOR, Maine – After Husson (12-7, 8-0) swept a doubleheader from the University of Maine at Farmington (8-4, 2-4) a week ago, the Eagles prevented the Beavers from evening the season series with a two-game sweep on Thursday afternoon at Winkin Complex.

The Eagles rode their momentum from last week by taking the first game, 4-3.

Husson scored a run in its first two at-bats but Farmington tied the game in the bottom of the second. With the bases loaded, Chad Snowman (Dixfield, Maine) hit a sacrifice fly to right field and Jimmy Neal (Farmington, Maine) crossed the plate for the Beavers. Jimmy Parks (Springvale, Maine) slapped an RBI single through the left side to tie the game in the very next at-bat.

The Eagles reclaimed the lead in the fifth inning with a two-out double that found the gap in right center. Two runners came home to score and Husson led, 4-2, in the later part of the game.

UMF got a run back in the sixth thanks to an RBI single from Trevor Hisler (Skowhegan, Maine). After Hisler's single, the Beavers advanced runners into scoring position with a double steal. Hisler took second and Neal slid in safely to third. Farmington could not cash in as a ground out ended the Beavers bid at tying the game.

Kyle Peterson (Bethel, Maine) was handed the ball for the Beavers and gave up two earned runs and struck out two in five innings on the mound.

Game two needed extra innings to decide a winner with Husson coming out on top, 5-2.

The Beavers took a two-run lead in the bottom of the third. Ben Keene (Livermore, Maine) led off the inning with a single and then moved into scoring position from a wild pitch. Two batters later, Neal stepped up and cracked a triple to right center. Neal later scored on a wild pitch.

Husson tied the game in the sixth with a pair of runs. With the bases loaded, the Eagles drove in their first run on a fielder's choice and then an RBI single through the right side evened the game at, 2-2.

Husson capped off the comeback with three runs in the top of the eight thanks to an RBI triple and then followed by an RBI single.

Joe Sullivan (Lewiston, Maine) nearly went the distance on the hill for UMF. The senior pitched 7 2/3 innings and struck out four Eagles.

UMaine-Farmignton takes a break from conference play and will host UMaine-Presque Isle for a doubleheader on Thursday at 3:00 p.m.