#9 St. John’s Sweeps Black Bears
Playing for the first time in 10 days, the UMaine baseball tackled #9 St. John's in New York Saturday afternoon and got swept 3-0 and 9-3.
The nationally ranked Red Storm improve to 19-2. The Black Bears fall to 6-12.
GAME ONE: Junior pitcher Justin Courtney pitched well but Maine's offense was held in check all day. Courtney went 6.2 innings, giving up eight hits, one walk and struck out three.
St. John's didn't score until the 5th inning. A passed ball turned out to be the only run the Red Storm needed. They added another on a sacrifice fly and the third run scored on a basehit.
GAME TWO: The Black Bears had a 2-1 lead until the 5th inning. Trevor Delaite came on in relief of Jonah Normandeau and gave up six runs in a third of an inning.
Maine managed just five hits.
The Black Bears and Red Storm play the third and final game of the series Sunday at 1pm.
The UMaine softball team swept Sacred Heart University 3-2 and 4-0 Saturday afternoon in Connecticut.
GAME ONE: Maddie Decker hit a 2-run homer in the Maine's 2nd inning. The Bears scored all of their runs in that inning.
GAME TWO: Molly Flowers pitched a four hit complete game shutout. She struck out seven along the way.
The Black Bears improve to 5-17 and play a three game series at Boston University next weekend.