Bangor, ME - The Husson Eagles defeated Thomas College twice on Wednesday on a day where the lone Eagle senior, Shawn Smith, was recognized for his four years of commitment.
Game 1 - Husson 8, Thomas 0
The Eagles struck early as they brought four across the plate in the bottom of the first. Pat Thibodeau lead off the inning with a single through the right side followed by a Dylan Foster single in an almost identical spot. Shawn Smith would load the bases with a single through the left side. J.T. Whitten roped an 0-1 pitch to the third base, the ball would trickle through the legs of the third baseman which scored Thibodeau from third and Foster from second.
Jordan Carter continued the scoring effort as he singled to center field on a 1-1 pitch, scoring Smith from third. Ben McLain hit a shot to right field for the sacrifice fly that would allow J.T. Whitten to cross the dish for the fourth and final run of the inning.
Husson added another run in the bottom of the second after Kyle Bishop singled to left field on the 1-0 pitch that score Shawn Smith after Smith tripled two batters before.
The bottom of the fourth saw one more run for the Eagles on an identical situation as in the bottom of the second. Bishop singled through the left side but not before Smith added another triple to his season total.
Pat Thibodeau tripled to right center in the bottom of the fifth inning that scored Cody McInnis. Dylan Foster singled up the middle in the following at bat on a 3-1 pitch that scored Thibodeau from third base.
The Eagles registered 12 hits in the first game while the Terriers only notched three.
Pat McEwen went the full seven innings on the mound for Husson, allowing three hits on five strike outs.
Game 2 - Husson 2, Thomas 1
Game two was a low scoring pitchers' duel between Husson's Joe Dvlinsky and Thomas' Tim Locke. Dvlinsky went five innings giving up one run on three hits and struck out one while Locke went six innings giving up both Eagle runs on four hits while fanning five.
Husson scored in the bottom of the opening frame on a Dylan Foster sac-fly to right, scoring Pat Thibodeau.
Fast forward to the top of the fifth when Anree Benitez reached on a fielder's choice driving in Nik Beeson to knot the game at 1-1.
In the bottom of the sixth JT Whitten reached on a fielder's choice cutting down Shawn Smith at second. The throw to first for the double play was off the mark and allowed Thibodeau to score on the play.
Brandon Reilly came into the game in the sixth for Husson and shut the Terriers down striking out one and allowing no hits.