BANGOR, Maine - Nolan Brown's RBI single in the bottom of the 12th inning snapped a 5-5 tie to lead Husson University (13-9, 3-1 NAC) Eagles to a 6-5 win over the Colby College (6-6, 0-0 NESCAC East) Mules in a non-conference baseball game on Wednesday night at the Harold Alfond Diamond at the Dr. John W. Winkin Sports Complex.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
With two outs in the bottom of the first, Luke Covey ripped an RBI double to right centerfield plating David LeBlanc with the first run of game. The Mules scored the equalizer in the third when Will Phillips scored on an Eagle throwing error.
Husson retook the lead in the bottom half of the third after Ethan Stoddard hit an RBI single to left field that sent Nick Guerrette home with the go-ahead run before Tommy McGee scored the tying run for the Mules in the fourth off the Eagles' second throwing error of the game.
The game remained tied until the sixth when the Mules plated two to take a 4-2 lead off a two-run RBI single up the middle by Phillips. The Mules' lead didn't last long as the Eagles scored three in the bottom half of the sixth off RBI singles by Kobe Rogerson, Conor Maguire and Ryan Hoogterp to retake the lead.
Trailing 5-4 in the top of ninth, the Mules tied the game up once again when McGee smashed a two out RBI single to right field plating William Wessman with the tying run.
Pitchers Jacob Gauvin and Wessman kept the game tied until the bottom of the 12th inning when Alex Chapman reached base with a one out walk, then stole second, advanced to third and scored on Brown's single to left centerfield to give the Eagles the walk-off victory.
ON THE MOUND:
Blake Slicer pitched 5.1 innings for the Eagles, allowing four runs (two earned) off three hits with two strikeouts. Ben Bernier allowed just two hits in 2.2 innings of scoreless relief, while Nolan Dousa was tagged for one run off two hits in his only inning of work. Gauvin (1-0) picked up the win after tossing three innings of shutout ball, yielding just one hit with three punchouts.
Brooks Parker yielded five runs off nine hits with a punchout, while Wessman allowed just two hits with three strikeouts in his four innings of relief work. John Doyle (1-1) picked up the loss after allowing one run and one hit in 1.2 innings, fanning three.
OFF THE BAT - HUSSON:
- Rogerson went 3-5 with a run scored and two RBI.
- Maguire was 2-5 with a walk and an RBI.
- Chapman finished the game 2-5 with three stolen bases, two runs scored and a walk.
OFF THE BAT - COLBY:
- Wessman went 2-5 with a run scored and a walk.
- Taimu Ito was 2-4 with a triple.
- McGee went 2-5 with a run, an RBI and a stolen base.
Husson resumes North Atlantic Conference play on Saturday with a doubleheader versus Northern Vermont University-Lyndon. First pitch of game one is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at the Alfond Diamond.
Colby kicks off conference action on Saturday with a pair of games against Bowdoin at home. The first contest starts at 12:00 p.m.