Baseball Splits Conference Twinbill with Northern Vermont-Lyndon, 1-6, 9-7

Baseball Splits Conference Twinbill with Northern Vermont-Lyndon, 1-6, 9-7

BANGOR, Maine - The Husson University Baseball team (14-10, 4-2 NAC) split a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) doubleheader with Northern Vermont University-Lyndon (6-14, 1-1 NAC) on Saturday afternoon at the Harold Alfond Diamond at the Dr. John W. Winkin Sports Complex.

GAME ONE – Northern Vermont-Lyndon 6, Husson 1

HOW IT HAPPENED:

The Eagles scored the first run of game when Luke Covey scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of second before Ryder Thornton ripped a single to center field sending Caleb Laroche home tying the game at one in the fourth.

With game tied at one, Zak Johnson stepped up to the plate and smashed a two-run double to left center giving Lyndon 3-1 lead in the fifth inning. The Hornets tacked on additional run in the fifth and two insurance runs in ninth for the 6-1 victory.

ON THE MOUND:

Husson starter Ryan Allender (2-2) allowed four runs on seven hits while adding four strikeouts over five innings of work. Ben Bernier relieved Allender in the top of the sixth inning. Bernier allowed two runs over the final four innings of game while striking out two.

Jake Jourdain (4-2) threw a completed game three hitter for Lyndon. Jourdain allowed one run while striking out five and walking one.

OFF THE BAT - HUSSON:

OFF THE BAT - LYNDON:

  • Johnson was 2-4 with a double, a run scored, three RBI and a stolen base.
  • Laroche went 2-5 with a run scored and two doubles.
  • Jason Doris finished with a 1-5 day with two RBI.
  • Ben Rollins was 2-4 with a run scored and a triple.
  • Thornton went 2-4 with an RBI and two stolen bases.

GAME TWO – Husson 9, Northern Vermont-Lyndon 7

HOW IT HAPPENED:

Husson wasted little time as the score four runs in the first inning thanks to a two-run double down the leftfield line by Ethan Stoddard, an RBI grounded out by Alex Chapman and an RBI single up the middle by Ethan Daigneault.

The Hornets cracked the scoreboard during the next half inning when the managed to push across three runs cutting the Eagle lead to one. With the bases loaded and one out, Thornton scored on a suicide squeeze by Sam Ogneoff before Rollins hit a two-out two-run double to left centerfield.

Husson picked right up where they left off in their previous inning by adding their fifth run off a Hornet throwing error in the bottom of the second.

Lyndon even the score in the top of third inning after Doris scored on a wild pitch and Laroche scored on a passed ball.

In the bottom half of the third, the Eagles took the lead for good. Stoddard led off the inning with a single to left center, moved up to second on a Chapman sacrifice bunt and advanced to third after Daigneault and Nolan Brown were hit by the pitch loading the bases for the Eagles with one out. The very next batter Conor Maguire cleared the bases with a three-run triple to left center before scoring on a single to centerfield by Rogerson.

Lyndon added more two runs in the fourth thanks to an Eagle fielding error and Johnson double to left field but it wasn't enough as Husson held on for the 9-7 victory.

ON THE MOUND:

James Mundy (1-2) started the game for the Hornets. He went 2.2 innings and allowed eight earned runs (nine runs), while striking out one and walking three. John Boulay finished the game for Lyndon. The reliever allowed two hits and struck out two over 3.1 innings.

Alex Brooks pitched the first 2.1 innings for the Eagles, yielding five runs off four hits with works before being lifted for Jesse Colford (3-2). Colford tossed 2.2 innings to pick up the win after allowing two hits and two unearned runs with five punchouts. Jacob Gauvin pitched a scoreless sixth inning and Nolan Dousa allowed one hit in his only inning of work to pick up his second save of the season.

OFF THE BAT - HUSSON:

  • Maguire went 1-3 with a triple, a run scored and three RBI.
  • Rogerson was 1-2 with two runs scored, an RBI and a walk.
  • David LeBlanc finished with a 2-4 day with a run scored and a double.
  • Stoddard had a big game going 2-4 with two runs scored, two RBI and a double.

OFF THE BAT - LYNDON:

  • Johnson was 2-4 with a double and an RBI.
  • Ben Rollins went 2-4 with a double and two RBI.

UP NEXT!

The Eagles face Northern Vermont in another doubleheader tomorrow at the Alfond Diamond. The first game starts at 11:00 a.m. and the second game at 1:30 p.m.