BANGOR, Maine -After a 5-0 win in game one of the two-game doubleheader, the Husson University Eagles (19-14, 8-4 NAC) finished off a sweep, defeating the Thomas College Terriers (10-19, 8-4 NAC) by a final score of 1-0 in the second game of senior day on the Alfond Diamond.
GAME ONE: HUSSON 5, THOMAS 0
The Eagles started strong in the first inning scoring three runs. Conor Maguire scored advanced home on a wild pitch for the first run of the day after leading off with a hard shot to right center. Alex Chapman drove two runners home with a deep single to left center with two outs, bringing the score to 3-0 after the first inning.
After pitching a complete game on the mound for the Eagles, Jesse Colford only faced a mere 23 batters as he fanned three with a solid defensive backing him up. The junior gave up just four hits as he pitched his way to his fifth victory this season.
Dylan Copeland threw the first four innings for the Terriers, taking the loss while Quinton Stebbins closed out the final two innings without giving up a single run.
- Chapman was consistent at the plate, going 2-2 with three RBI and a walk.
- Covey batted 1-2 with two runs scored.
- Dominic Esposito and Darren Kelly both went 1-2 at the plate.
GAME TWO: HUSSON 1, THOMAS 0
Both teams got off to a slow start in game two as they struggled to get their bats around. By the end of the third inning, the Eagles had recorded just two hits to the Terriers' hitless performance at the plate despite getting batters on as Husson had to escape a few innings with two Terrier runners in scoring position.
Tied 0-0 heading into the fourth, Luke Covey smashed a rocket down the right field line bouncing off the outfield fence. Sprinting around the bases, Covey reached third with ease and after a misplaced throw in the field, he kept running home without hesitation for a triple turned into an in-the-park homer due to the error to make the score 1-0.
Thomas threatened to score in the top of the fourth, getting multiple runners on base, but could not put any runs on the board as Ryan Allender held the Terriers to just one hit with zero runs through six innings. Jacob Gauvin came in Allender in the seventh inning and closed out the game earning his third save of the year.
Thomas threw five pitchers, combining towards four strikeouts, no walks, no earned runs and just three hits.
- Covey went 1-2 with a triple while scoring the lone run of the game.
- Conor Maguire and Kobe Rogerson batted 1-3 as Rogerson picked up the only stolen base.
- Isaiah Choiniere and Alexander Miller posted the only hits for the Terriers.
- Tyler Gee and Roberto Duran set up two well-placed sacrifice bunts to move along baserunners.
The Eagles will be back on the Alfond Diamond on Saturday and Sunday, April 27thand 28th, for a pair of doubleheaders against UMaine-Presque Isle. First pitch of game one is set for 1:00 p.m.