The University of Maine baseball team split an out of conference double header with the Rhode Island Rams on Tuesday afternoon.

The Black Bears lost the first game of the set by a score of 6-4 in 10 innings.  Maine jumped out early on in the contest with two runs in the second inning before giving up that lead in the next frame with a four run Ram inning on offense.  The Black Bears returned to the plate to even up the scoring at four and that was the last run that would come across in the contest until the top of the 10th inning.  Connor Johnson was charged with the loss in relief, going 3.2 innings pitched and allowing two earned runs.  Four Black Bears batted in a run in the game, and Colin Ridley led the way with a 2 for 5 afternoon from the plate.

Maine would come back to get the split with a 1-0 victory in the second contest.  The game was deadlocked and scoreless until the fourth inning when leftfielder Colin Ridley was driven home by Tyler Schwanz.  Eddie Emerson from Maine had a strong four inning outing to start the game from the hill, allowing just two hits and two walks, while striking out five.  Nick Silva earned the win in relief with three innings pitched and allowed just two hits.

The Black Bears are back in action again this weekend as they face the UMass Lowelll River Hawks for a three games in America East conference action.  Game one will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon from Mahaney Diamond