Eagles Post Another NAC Action Doubleheader Split After Hosting the Terriers, 5-2, 1-2

Photo by Monty Rand Photography
Photo by Monty Rand Photography

BANGOR, Maine - Husson baseball (16-12, 6-4 NAC) split Thursday's doubleheader against the Thomas College Terriers (3-15, 1-1 NAC) at the Dr. John W. Winkin Sports Complex after an unexpected snowstorm sent the Terriers to Husson to play their twin bill. The Eagles took game one by a score of 5-2, but dropped game two to the Terriers, 2-1. 

GAME ONEHUSSON 5, THOMAS 2

The Eagles got the first hit of the game in the top of the second as Alex Chapman singled to left field and Michael Schneider followed with a single through the left side, but both runners were left stranded to help sustain a 0-0 deadlock until the fourth inning. Husson's Ethan Stoddard scored the first run of the game off a sacrifice fly from Schneider. After two hard shot singles from Nolan Brown and Nick Guerrette, Chapman made his way around the bags to give the Eagles a 2-0 advantage heading into the bottom of the fourth. 

Alexander Miller broke up Colford's perfect bid in the bottom of the fourth with the Terriers' first hit of the afternoon. After Miller stole second, Nick Bagley helped him wrap around home to cut the deficit in half at 2-1. 

Leading off in the fifth inning, Kone Rogerson drove a line drive into left field, followed by David LeBlanc single and a pair of groundouts, Rogerson touched home to make it a 3-1 game. Thomas was unable to capitalize on their baserunners in the bottom of the fifth inning as Husson began to push away in the sixth tacking on another run to make it 4-1. This time, the Terriers responded quickly in the bottom half of the inning, with two outs after a double play by the Eagles and one runner in scoring position, a Connor Rittenhouse double sent Cody Cousins hightailing it home to cut the score in half, 4-2. 

The Eagles tried to build on their lead in the top of the ninth inning as Rogerson started the inning off with a single and a stolen base, putting him in scoring position for the Eagles. One batter later, Covey sacrifice bunted pushing both LeBlanc and Rogerson around the base path and closer to home. After intentionally walking Ethan Stoddard to load the bases with one out, Chapman hit an infield single helping score Rogerson before Thomas achieved their final out as Husson earned the 5-2 win in game one of the doubleheader.

ON THE MOUND:

Starting on the mound for the Eagles was Jesse Colford, pitching seven full innings for the Eagles, allowing just two runs on six hits while striking out seven batters and only walking one before being relieved by Jacob Gauvin to start the eighth inning. Gauvin pitched one quick and easy inning before Nolan Dousa closed, striking out the first two batters before recording the final out on a ground ball back to him. 

On the mound in game one for the Terriers was Jacob Lacroix. He pitched six full innings, giving up four earned runs with one punch out and no walks. Quinton Stebbins came in to relieve Lacroix in the seventh lasting two innings, striking out and walking two. Darren Kelly came in to finish the game for the Terriers in the top of the ninth.  

OFF THE BAT - HUSSON:

OFF THE BAT - THOMAS:

  • Connor Rittenhouse batted1-3 on the day with a double and an RBI. 
  • Dominic Esposito was 1-3 on the day with a double and RBI for the Terriers. 

 

GAME TWOTHOMAS 2, HUSSON 1

The Terriers put runs on the board early on off a Ryan Kappelmann triple to left center field driving in the two baserunners on the corner as he rounded the bases to third. Two flyouts later closed out the first inning with a 2-0 advantage for Thomas. 

Despite Husson putting up a single hit off leadoff batter Conor Maguire in the first, the Eagles didn't see another hit until the sixth inning as Maguire singled through the left side. Luckily, a dependable Husson defense and steady pitching from Blake Slicer helped the Eagles escape some dicey innings with runners in scoring position for the Terriers. 

Going into the final inning with the last chance for a Husson rally, Ethan Stoddard sparked a fire opening up play smacking a triple to left center. A groundout by Nolan Brown might have been the second out, but also scored Stoddard to give the Eagles hope, but with no runners on base and just one out left, the Eagles were one run shy of tying the game as the Terriers took game two, 2-1. 

ON THE MOUND:

Blake Slicer pitched five full innings, giving up seven hits, with two runs, while walking just one batter. Ben Bernier entered the game for the Eagles and kept the doors closed, giving up zero runs. 

Ryan Scepansky started on the mound for Thomas, throwing three full innings, allowing one hit, one walk and striking out two before Dean Jackman, Dylan Copeland, Cody Cousins, and Dominic Esposito helped finish out the win as they each pitched an inning. 

OFF THE BAT - HUSSON:

OFF THE BAT - THOMAS:

  • Ryan Kappelmann went 3-3 with a triple and two RBI.
  • Alexander Miller and Robertu Duran both hit 2-3 on the day.

UP NEXT!

The Husson Eagles play next on Monday, April 15th at Colby College for a single nine inning game at 5:00 p.m.