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The University of Maine baseball team opened the defense of its America East regular-season co-championship in impressive fashion over the weekend.
For the second straight season, the Black Bears swept a three-game road series at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, winning 15-7 and 8-7 in Saturday’s doubleheader after defeating the Retrievers 2-1 on Friday.
UMaine, winner of four straight, improved to 7-10 overall, while UMBC is now 6-9 overall and 0-3 in conference play.
On Saturday, the Black Bears built an 8-1 lead with four outs in the first and fourth innings and held off a UMBC rally to complete the sweep.
Ryan Turenne’s two-run single highlighted the rally in the first inning, and the Black Bears got RBI singles from Connor Goodman, Colin Plante, Myles Sargent and Mike Pratte in the fourth.
Matt Ryan’s two-run homer for UMBC in the sixth cut the lead to 8-3, and the Retrievers scored four in the eighth before UMaine transfer Justin Baeyens got out of the jam and also worked out of a ninth-inning jam.
Tyler Nielsen entered for the Black Bears to start the eighth inning, but gave up two singles and walked a pinch hitter before being replaced by Blaine Cockburn, who struck out the first batter he faced but struck out the next two Retrievers and allowed a run for a goal.
Baeyens gave up an RBI single to Anthony Swenda and, after striking out the next hitter, forced in a run by issuing a walk. Then he got hit in the bottom of the inning.
He got out of a two-on, two-out situation in the ninth by inducing a fly ball.
South Portland junior right-hander Noah Lewis earned the win with seven innings of five-hit, three-run ball. He struck out seven and walked one.
Sargent had two singles for UMaine, and Jake Rainess and Quinn McDaniel each hit a double.
Ryan had two singles with his homer for UMBC, and Swenda had a double with his single.
In the opener, the Black Bears squandered a 5-0 lead, but Rainess blasted a three-run homer in the fourth inning of a seven-inning game to tie the game at 5-5, and UMaine added four runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh.
Jeremiah Jenkins had a two-run double in the sixth and a three-run homer in the seventh.
Rainess, who also had a single, drove in four runs as did Jenkins. Dylan McNary hit and struck out and knocked in three runs. Sargent had two singles and Connor Goodman delivered three runs with a single and a sacrifice fly.
Ryan and Luke Trythall each doubled and singled for UMBC, and Swenda hit a two-run homer. Ryan had two RBIs.
Freshman Gianni Gambardella picked up the win with 4 ⅓ innings of five-hit, three-run ball. He fanned six and walked two.
On Friday, junior second baseman McDaniel’s two-run homer with one out in the ninth inning broke a tie and lifted UMaine to victory.
Baeyens survived a two-out homer in the bottom of the ninth by Leewood Moless to earn the save.
Caleb Leys pitched a scoreless eighth to pick up the win after Colin Fitzgerald pitched seven innings of one-hit baseball. He struck out seven and walked two.
Luke Johnson pitched eight innings of three-hit baseball for UMBC, striking out 12 and walking no one.
Daniel himself absorbed the loss.
Rainess and Jenkins had doubles for UMaine.
UMaine will travel to Philadelphia for a three-game non-conference series against St. Joseph’s University with games at 3pm on Friday, 1pm on Saturday and noon on Sunday.
UMBC will visit Coppin State on Tuesday at 3 p.m
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