Doran Leads Bears Sweep, Softball Splits
America East play has been difficult for the UMaine baseball team this season. That changed on Saturday as they won two close games to sweep the Hartford Hawks.Brian Doran had the hot bat as the Bears won both games by scores of 4-3. In game one Doran led a rally in the bottom of the 8th inning highlighted by his 2-run double to cap the three run outburst that led to the win. The hit was his second of the game.
In the second game Doran added another hit and 2 runs batted in helping Maine improve to 4-6 in the conference, 14-19 overall.
Freshman Justin Courtney got the start and went the first 5 innings allowing just 4 hits on the way to his second win of the season. Logan Fullmer pitched the last two innings to pick up the save.
The two teams wrap up the weekend series with a single game Sunday at 1pm.
The UMaine softball team played its first home games of the season and split a double header with Stony Brook losing the first game 4-0 and bouncing back to win the second game 4-2.
In the first game the Bears were held to just 3 hits and committed 2 errors in the field that led to the Seawolves win.
Game two was dominated by Black Bear pitcher Alexis Bogdanovich who struck out 12 and did not issue a walk to earn her 10th win of the season.
Emj Fogel drove in 2 runs and Maine took advantage of 2 Seawolves errors to score two more and improve to 5-3 in America East.
Game 3 of the weekend series starts at 11am on Kessock Field.