Baseball 2015: Colby College

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Re: Baseball 2015: Colby College

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:43 am

BUCO REACHES 100 HITS IN COLBY'S WIN OVER UMF

LEWISTON, Maine -- Jason Buco recorded his 100th career hit and Andrew Currier had three hits for the Colby College baseball team in an 8-5 non-conference win over University of Maine at Farmington on Monday at Bates College.

Colby moves to 13-6 overall and will play host to Tufts University on Friday at 3 p.m.. The Jumbos are ranked first in New England. Colby was scheduled to play at Thomas College on Monday, but the game was postponed and could be made up in the next few weeks.

Buco, a two-time All-NESCAC selection, had the milestone hit when he singled and scored in the top of the seventh inning. He finished with an RBI and one run scored.

Currier moved his season average to .309 with his three hits. Dan Csaplar and Tim Corey both had two hits, two runs, and two RBI. Zach Ellenthal added a pair of hits, one run, and one RBI.

Griffin Clark started and earned the victory with five innings of work. He had four strikeouts, two walks, and gave up two earned runs.

The Mules scored a run in the first inning after Tommy Forese reached on a fielder's choice and later scored on an RBI single by Csaplar.

UMF had lone runs in the first and second innings to take the early lead, but Colby bounced back with two runs in the sixth. Csaplar led off with a single and stole second base. Corey had a sacrifice bunt and reached on a pitcher's error that also allowed Csaplar to score. After a sacrifice by Ellenthal, Currier laced an RBI single to plate Corey.

The Mules had two more runs in the seventh inning after Forese led off with a double. Buco followed with his 100th hit and got an RBI when Forese scored. After Buco stole second, Soren Hanson had an RBI single for a 5-2 lead.

The Beavers (11-5) cut the margin to 5-4 with a pair of runs in the eighth inning. However, Colby put up three in the top of the ninth to pull away. Csaplar had a two-out walk to start things off and Corey followed with an RBI double. Ellenthal brought in Corey with a single for a 7-4 lead. Currier singled and went to second on an outfielder error. Tyler Starks brought in the Mules' final run with a single.

Colby 8, Maine-Farmington 5
Colby 100#002#203--8#14#1
UMF 110#000@021--5#9#2
Chicke Riley (L), Brett Elliot (6), Mark Leahy (7), Nick Cartmel (9) and Jordan Crote; Griffin Clark (W), Dan Schoenfeld (6), Dan Csaplar (8), Tommy Forese (9) and Tim Corey. 2B: Sean Cabanis (UMF), Tommy Forese (C), Tim Corey (C). 3B: Jimmy Neal (UMF).

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Re: Baseball 2015: Colby College

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:47 am

Diamonds full of power at Colby this season
The Mules' baseball team has a loaded lineup this season, with a team batting average ranked 10th in the nation through April 9

Andrew Currier went 3 for 5 in Colby baseball’s win over UMaine-Farmington on Monday. Currier is hitting .309, with an on-base percentage of .356.

That .356 number is pretty good. Unbelievably, it’s also the lowest among Colby’s nine regular starters, which is why the Mules can afford to bat Currier eighth in a loaded lineup.

Colby’s lineup is so good that the No. 8 hitter is also third on the team in RBI. The Mules were 10th in the country in team batting average through April 9. Currently, Colby is batting .331 as a team, with a .404 on-base percentage.

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Re: Baseball 2015: Colby College

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:03 am

TUFTS BASEBALL EARNS WIN OVER MULES IN SERIES OPENER

WATERVILLE, Maine -- The Colby College baseball team will have to wait another day for win 15 after falling 9-0 to Tufts University in a NESCAC East game Friday at Coombs Field.

Matt Moser went 3-for-4, drove in five runs, and scored three times to power Tufts.

The Jumbos, ranked first in New England Division III, and the Mules (14-7 overall, 3-4 NESCAC East) will play two more games at Colby on Saturday at noon.

Moser had a two-run single in a three-run first inning and added a three-run homer in the fifth. He also doubled and walked in the game.

Will Glazer added a homer in the sixth inning, a sacrifice fly in the seventh, and drove in a run when he was hit by a pitch in the ninth.

Tim Superko had a big day on the mound for Tufts, striking out 14 and walking two in a five-hit shutout.

Connor McDavitt added three hits and scored once for the Jumbos, who are 20-5 overall and 5-2 in the league. Stephan White, James Howard, and Tommy O'Hara all had two hits for the winners.

Jason Buco had a hit and walked to lead Colby. Peter McAuliffe went 1-for-1 with a double, while Andrew Della Volpe, Tim Corey, and Chris Sonberg all went 1-for-2.

Tufts put the Mules in a hole quickly with the three runs in the first. The Jumbos loaded up the bases with one out and received a two-run single to center from Moser and then an RBI single from White.

Colby kept the game close until the Jumbos scored three more in the top of the fifth inning. Oscar Kutch led off with a double and moved to third when O'Hara singled. Moser followed with his three-run homer on a line drive to left field.

The Jumbos added lone runs in the sixth, seventh, and ninth innings. Glazier hit his homer to left field in the sixth. Glazier then drove in Moser with a sacrifice fly in the seventh. The same combination of Glazier and Moser were at it again for the last run, when Moser scored with the bases loaded after Glazier was struck by a pitch.

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Tim Superko (W) and Will Glazier; Greg Ladd (L), John Baron (7), Robert Donohue (7) and Tim Corey, Andrew Della Volpe (7). 2B: Stephan White (T), Oscar Kutch (T), Matt Moser (T), Peter McAuliffe (C). HR: Matt Moser (T), Will Glazier (T).

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Re: Baseball 2015: Colby College

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:17 am

Colby baseball falls to Tufts
Jumbos sophomore Tim Superko struck out 14 and shut out the Mules in a 9-0 result.

WATERVILLE — His name literally begins with “SUPER K.” That said it all for Tufts sophomore Tim Superko on Friday afternoon.

Facing a Colby team with a batting average of .328 entering the game, Superko fired a five-hit shutout with 14 strikeouts, shackling the Mules in a 9-0 New England Small College Athletic Conference baseball victory at Coombs Field.

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Re: Baseball 2015: Colby College

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:29 am

COLBY BASEBALL HAS BIG DAY FROM COREY IN LOSS TO USM

GORHAM, Maine -- Tim Corey homered for the Colby College baseball team and helped keep the game close in a 7-5 loss at University of Southern Maine in non-conference play Wednesday.

The Mules dropped to 15-9 overall and will play at Bowdoin College on Friday at 3 p.m. Southern Maine moved to 20-9 overall.

Corey had two hits, scored twice, and drove in two runs. Juniors Soren Hanson and Andrew Currier each had two hits for the Mules

USM's Paul McDonough went 4-for-5 and drove in three runs. Sam Dexter, the son of Colby assistant coach Tom Dexter, ripped a home run among his two hits for the Huskies. The top three batters for USM had eight of the team's 15 hits.

Dexter gave the Huskies a 1-0 lead in the third inning with a long home run over the scoreboard in left field. The homer was the fifth of the season for Dexter. McDonough followed with a single, stole second, and scored on a single to make it 2-0.

The Mules came right back in the fourth inning to tie the game on Corey’s first home run of the season, a two-run shot to left-center field.

After the Huskies went up 4-2, the Mules tied the game again in the fifth.
Hanson singled in the first run, and junior Tommy Forese came all the way around from first to score when Hanson’s hit was misplayed in the outfield.

The Huskies took the lead for good in the sixth with three runs for a 7-4 margin.

Corey and junior Zach Ellenthal produced a run in the eighth. Corey had a lead-off double and came around to score on a single by Ellenthal.

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Re: Baseball 2015: Colby College

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:12 pm

COLBY BASEBALL DROPS LEAGUE GAME TO POLAR BEARS

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- After Colby College tied the game at 4-4 in the top of the seventh inning, Bowdoin College scored three times in the bottom of the inning on the way to a 7-4 NESCAC East victory Friday at Pickard Field.

The Mules drop to 15-10 overall and 4-6 in the conference, while the Polar Bears improve to 12-16 overall and 4-5 in the league. The Mules and Bowdoin will play two more league games at Colby on Saturday at noon.

Soren Hanson went 3-for-4, had a walk, scored a run, and drove in one run. He also pitched 6.2 innings, struck out seven, and walked two. Hanson allowed five earned runs.

Tommy Forese had one hit, two runs, and stole two bases for Colby. Andrew Currier had one hit and one RBI, Zach Ellenthal had the other Mule hit, Tyler Starks drove in one run, and Jason Buco scored once.

Chris Camero had a two-out pinch-hit two-run single to put Bowdoin ahead for good in the bottom of the seventh. Aaron Rosen, Erik Jacobsen, and Sam Canales all had two hits for the Polar Bears.

Bowdoin ace Henry Van Zant moved to 6-1 overall while striking out seven and walking three in a complete game.

The Polar Bears scored a lone run in the first and third innings for a 2-0 margin. However, the Mules struck for one run in the fourth and two more in the fifth to go ahead for the only time.

Hanson led off with a single and moved to second on Andrew Currier's single to left. After an out moved both runners up a base, Starks drove in Hanson from third base with an RBI groundout.

In the fifth inning, Buco drew a one-out walk and moved to third on a single by Forese. With two outs, Forese stole second base and Buco scored on the throw to tie the game. Hanson then drove in Forese with a single.

Bowdoin went ahead again with two runs in the bottom of the fifth. Rosen's RBI double brought in Peter Cimini. Rosen later scored an unearned run off a Colby error.

Forese was hit by a pitch to lead off the seventh inning and stole second base. A Hanson single pushed Forese to third and he came in on Currier's RBI bunt.

Bowdoin had two men on and two outs when the Mules gave up the dreaded walk to load the bases. Camero came in to pinch-hit and singled up the middle to drive in two runs. Canales followed with another single to center to drive in the seventh run.

Bowdoin 7, Colby 4
Colby............... 000 120 100 - 4 6 3
Bowdoin............. 101 020 30X - 7 10 1
Pitchers: Colby - Soren Hanson (L); Dan Schoenfeld (7) and Tim Corey. Bowdoin - Henry Van Zant (W) and Chris Nadeau. 2B: Erik Jacobsen (B), Aaron Rosen (B).

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Re: Baseball 2015: Colby College

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:54 am

BUCO HAS THREE HOMERS FOR COLBY IN SPLIT WITH BOWDOIN

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Colby College's Jason Buco hit three home runs in the doubleheader, two in a 5-3 loss to Bowdoin College in the opener and the third in a 4-3 win in the second game on Saturday at Coombs Field.

The Mules are 16-11 overall and finish 5-7 in the NESCAC East for the second straight year. Bowdoin moved to 13-17 overall and 5-6 in the conference.

Buco hit two solo homers in the opener and then hit a key solo blast in the second game when the Mules trailed 3-0. He was 5-for-9 on the day, scored three runs, and drove in four.

The Polar Bears seemed to be cruising to a doubleheader sweep heading into the sixth inning. Buco, though, led off with a home run to left field to get the bats going. Zach Ellenthal followed with a double to right field and Andrew Della Volpe doubled to left and suddenly the Mules were down 3-2.

Colby tied the game at 3-3 in the eighth inning. Della Volpe singled to start the inning. After a pitching change by Bowdoin, Nils Carlson doubled to left field to bring in Della Volpe.

In extra innings, Tommy Forese drew a one-out walk to give Colby a spark. Grant Lowensohn singled to center field and Forese reached third. After another pitching change, Buco was intentionally walked to load the bases. Ellenthal followed with a sacrifice fly to right field to bring in Forese.

Greg Ladd worked the first seven innings and allowed just two earned runs. Dan Schoenfeld pitched the final three innings for Colby to earn the win.

In the first game, Buco homered to left on a line drive to give Colby a 1-0 lead after one inning.

Bowdoin took control in the second inning with four runs. Peter Cimini led off with a walk and took third when Sam Canales reached on an error. Chris Nadeau sacrificed to get Canales to second and earned an RBI when Cimini scored. Sean Mullaney followed with a single to right field to bring in Canales. Chris Cameron tripled to center to plate Mullaney with the third run. Erik Jacobsen singled to right to score the final run.

The Mules cut the margin to 4-2 after two innings when Ellenthal singled to lead off the inning. He took second base on a single by Ryder Arsenault and then scored on Buco's single to right field.

Chad Martin led off the third inning with a double for the Polar Bears and scored on Cole DiRoberto's single for Bowdoin's final run.

Buco homered to left field in the bottom of the seventh inning for Colby's final run.

Bowdoin's Harry Ridge pitched all seven innings in the first game, striking out six and walking one.

Bowdoin 5, Colby 3 (1st game)
Bowdoin.......... 041 000 0 - 5 9 0
Colby............... 110 000 1 - 3 7 1
Pitchers: Bowdoin - Harry Ridge (W) and Chris Nadeau. Colby - Scott Goldberg (L); Louis Kraham(4) and Tim Corey. 2B: Chad Martin (B). 3B: Chris Cameron (B). HR: Jason Buco (C) 2.
Colby 4, Bowdoin 3 (2nd game)
Bowdoin........... 012 000 000 0 - 3 8 1
Colby............... 000 002 010 1 - 4 12 2
Pitchers: Bowdoin - Erik Jacobsen; Jon Fraser (8); Michael Staes (10, L) and Buddy Shea. Colby - Greg Ladd; Dan Schoenfeld (8, W) and Andrew Della Volpe.
2B: Peter Cimini (B), Sam Canales (B), Andrew Della Volpe (C), Zach Ellenthal (C), Nils Carlson (C). HR: Aaron Rosen (B), Jason Buco (C).
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Re: Baseball 2015: Colby College

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:06 am

BASEBALL AT 19 WINS AFTER BEATING HUSSON

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Colby College and Husson University combined for 32 hits and used 12 pitchers as the Mules took an 11-7 non-conference victory over the Eagles on Tuesday at Coombs Field.

The Mules are 19-11 overall and will host University of Southern Maine in a doubleheader on Saturday at noon. Husson was playing its final regular season game and dropped to 25-15.

Tommy Forese hit two of Colby's four home runs, scored three times, and drove in four runs. Jason Buco also homered among his three hits, drove in two runs, and scored twice. Soren Hanson hit the other home run for the Mules.

Tim Corey, Ryder Arsenault, and Tyler Starks all had two hits for Colby. The Mules had 17 hits in the game against seven Husson pitchers.

Ryan Rebar led Husson with four hits, two runs, and one RBI. Kyle Bishop, J.T. Whitten, Adam Wilson, and Chase Allen all had two hits.

The Mules scored four runs in the first inning to take control. Buco led off with a single, Zach Ellenthal was hit by a pitch, and Forese ripped his first homer of the game for a 3-0 lead. Corey had a one-out double, moved to third on an out, and scored on Andrew Currier's double to center field.

In the second, the Mules went up 7-0 with three more runs. Starks singled to start the inning and Buco followed with a home run. The Mules loaded the bases and got one more run when Corey's single scored Ellenthal.

Husson got back two runs in the top of the fourth inning. Wilson doubled with one out, Corneil was hit by a pitch, and Jordan Carter singled to bring in Wilson. Allen followed with an RBI single to plate Corneil.

The Mules showed some power in the bottom of the fourth. Forese had a one-out homer to center field and Hanson followed him with a blast to right field for a 9-2 margin.

In the sixth inning, Forese walked and stole second base. Andrew Della Volpe had a two-out single to bring the run in.

Husson scored two runs in the seventh inning after Colby got the first two outs. Rebar singled and went to third on Bishop's single. Whitten had an RBI single to bring in Rebar and Wilson's single scored Bishop to make it 10-4.

The Mules loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh with two outs. Peter McAuliffe's single brought in Ryder Arsenault with the last Colby run.

The Eagles applied a little pressure in the eighth inning with three runs. Allen had a walk with one out, moved to second on an out, and took third on a single by Andrew Curran. Rebar followed with an RBI single to bring in Allen and Bishop got an RBI with his single to make it 11-6. Husson scored one more run on a Colby error.

Max Manos pitched the first four innings for the Mules and was relieved by Louis Kraham in the fifth.

Colby 11, Husson 7
Husson 000#200#230--7#15#0
Colby 430#201#10x--11#17#1
Tommy Burns (L), Connor Graffam (2), Ben Holmes (2), Brandon Grabkowski (5), Zak Kochis (6), Steven Hanscom (7), Corey Monqiat (8) and Jordan Carter. Max Manos, Louis Kraham (5), Robert Donohue (6), Dan Schoenfeld (8), Scott Goldberg (9) and Andrew Della Volpe. 2B: Ryan Rebar (H), Adam Wilson (H), Tim Corey (C), Andrew Currier (C). HR: Tommy Forese (C) 2, Jason Buco (C), Soren Hanson (C).

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Re: Baseball 2015: Colby College

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun May 03, 2015 3:22 am

COLBY BASEBALL REACHES 20 WINS IN SPLIT WITH USM

WATERVILLE, Maine -- The Colby College baseball team reached 20 victories in style by beating a very good University of Southern Maine squad by an 11-3 score in the first game of a non-conference doubleheader on Saturday at Coombs Field.

The Huskies came back and took the second game, 6-2, to move to 26-12 on the season. Colby moved to 20-12 overall and will play host to Amherst College in a doubleheader Sunday at noon in the final games of the season.

Colby took command early in the opener and had three innings of three runs or more to pull away.

The Huskies got off to a great start when Nick DiBiase tripled to center field to lead off the first game. Sam Dexter, the son of Colby assistant coach Tom Dexter, followed with a sacrifice fly to give the Huskies a 1-0 margin.

Colby struck for five runs in the bottom of the first to take the lead for good. Jason Buco led off with a single and moved to second when Zach Ellenthal was hit by a pitch. Tommy Forese came up third and homered to left field and the Mules were up 3-0 without an out. Soren Hanson followed with a walk and Tim Corey ripped a double to right field to bring Hanson in all the way from first. With one out, Ryder Arsenault singled to center field to plate Corey with the fifth run.

The Huskies stayed in the game with two runs in the top of the fourth. Dexter led off with a single and moved to second on a single by Paul McDonough. After the runners moved up on a groundout, Matt Bender drove in Dexter with another groundout. Devin Warren's RBI single brought in McDonough.

The Mules put up three runs in the bottom of the fourth to curb any USM momentum. Peter McAuliffe opened with a walk and moved to second on Buco's single. Ellenthal had a bunt single to load the bases. After a fielder's choice got the leader runner at home, Hanson singled to right field to bring in Buco. Corey followed with a double to score Ellenthal and Forese.

Colby added three more runs in the the sixth inning. Hanson was on first base after a walk and took third on a single by Nils Carlson. Benjamin Crocker singled to right to score Hanson. Arsenault doubled to bring in pinch-runner Conor Bruen and Crocker with the final runs.

Corey and Arsenault both had two hits and drove in three runs. Buco had two hits and scored twice for the Mules. Ellenthal, Hanson, and Forese (3 RBI) all had one hit and two runs. Arsenault is up to 62 career hits in two seasons.

Hanson went six innings on the mound to improve to 5-1 overall. He had seven strikeouts, allowed four hits, and walked two. Only two of the three runs were earned. Hanson has 132 strikeouts and 40 walks in his career.

DiBiase, Dexter, and McDonough all had one hit and one run for USM.

Colby also got off to a good start in game one when Buco homered to left field on the first at-bat of the game for the Mules.

The Huskies, though, added two runs in the top of the second. With two outs and a runner at first, Brandon Martins walked to move Damon Wallace to second. DiBiase walked to load the bases and Bender followed with an RBI walk to score Wallace. Dexter was then hit by a pitch to bring in another run (Martins).

USM added a lone run in the third inning on Wallace's sacrifice fly to score Brendon Joyce.

The Huskies scored three more runs in the fifth inning thanks to some hard work by McDonough, who singled and then stole second and third base. Warren's single to left scored the run. Warren also had a steal of second with two outs and brought home the fifth run on a Colby error.

The game stayed 5-1 until the Huskies scored another run on a sacrifice fly. McDonough reached on an error and went all the way to second base. He moved to third on a groundout and scored on Warren's sacrifice fly to center.

Colby did manage a last run and put some pressure on USM starter Andrew Richards in the bottom of the seventh. Tyler Starks had a one-out single and took second on Nick Tocci's single to left. Andrew Currier loaded the bases with another single. Buco's sacrifice fly brought in Starks with the final run.

Warren went 2-for-2, drove in two runs, and scored once. McDonough also had one of USM's five hits and scored two runs.

Colby had seven different players have hits. Buco had the homer and sac fly, while Starks also had a hit and scored one run. Buco is up to 123 career hits heading into his final two games Sunday.

Richards struck out seven and walked three in his complete game.

Colby 11, Southern Maine 3
Southern Maine 100 200 0 - 3 4 0
Colby............... 500 303 X - 11 12 1
Pitchers: U. of Southern Maine - Bean (L, 1-4); Kinnon (1); Browner (4); Orava (5) and Joyce. Colby - Soren Hanson (W, 5-1); Louis Kraham (7) and Tim Corey. 2B: Ryder Arsenault (C), Tim Corey (C) 2. 3B: Nick DiBiase (SM). HR: Tommy Forese (C).
Southern Maine 6, Colby 2
Southern Maine 021 020 1 - 6 5 0
Colby............... 100 000 1 - 2 7 3
Pitchers: U. of Southern Maine - Richards (W, 9-4) and Morris; Bowie. Colby - James Connelly (L, 1-3); Dan Schoenfeld (2); Max Manos (4); Robert Donohue (6) and Andrew Della Volpe. HR: Jason Buco (C).

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Re: Baseball 2015: Colby College

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon May 04, 2015 3:55 am

AMHERST BASEBALL TAKES TIGHT WINS OVER COLBY

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Jason Buco smacked two home runs in his final game in a Colby College uniform in the nightcap, but Amherst College's baseball team took tight 2-1 and 5-3 victories on Sunday at Coombs Field.

John Cook and Riley Streit both had long outings and improved to 5-1 on the season to power Amherst.

The Lord Jeffs improved to 23-11 and will play in the NESCAC playoffs starting Friday. Colby had one of its best seasons in program history with a 20-14 record.

Cook and Colby's Scott Goldberg had a pitching duel in the opener. Cook went 6.2 innings, allowed three hits, no earned runs, struck out five, and walked one. Meanwhile, Goldberg may have had his best outing of the year with a complete game, one earned run allowed, four strikeouts, and three walks.

Both teams had four hits and two errors in the opening game. The Lord Jeffs had both of their runs in the top of the fourth. Harry Roberson led off with a walk, moved to second when Conner Gunn reached by error, and then Eric West loaded the bases with a single. After a strikeout, Tyler Jacobs singled to score Roberson. Sam Ellinwood reached on a fielder's choice that brought in Gunn with what turned out to be the winning run.

The Mules came back with their lone run in the bottom of the fifth. Tim Corey had a one-out single and Ryder Arsenault followed with another single. Both runners were able to move up an extra base on an error. Andrew Currier had a sacrifice fly to bring in Corey.

Cook was able to get the first two outs of the final inning in the seventh, but the Mules quickly loaded the bases on back-to-back walks by Arsenault and Noah Tocci, plus a single by Pete McAuliffe. Chris Baldi came in for the final out and got it on a fly to left field.

Streit went eight innings in the second game, allowing three earned runs, striking out six, and walking just one. Greg Ladd went six innings for Colby and was solid, allowing just two earned runs.

Colby got off to a great start in the nightcap when Jason Buco hit the first of his two home runs on a line drive to left field in the bottom of the first.

The Mules made it 2-0 with another lone run in the third. Arsenault had a one-out single and advanced to third on Tommy Forese's double to left. Arsenault later scored on a wild pitch.

Amherst did some damage with three runs in the top of the fourth to go ahead for good. Gunn smacked a one-out double to left field, Anthony Spina followed with a walk, and then the bases were loaded when Jacobs walked. Ladd got the second out, but Sam Ellinwood had a single to left to bring in Gunn and Spina. Ellinwood also came into score on the play due to a Colby error.

With Dan Csaplar on to pitch for Colby, Amherst struck for two runs in the eighth. Gunn singled to center to lead off and moved to second on a throwing error. Spina followed with a double to plate Gunn for the fourth run. Jacobs walked and moved to second when Spina was out at third on a fielder's choice. Ellinwood had his third RBI of the day on a single to left to score Jacobs.

Buco, leading off again, had a home run to left field in the bottom of the eighth for the final run of the game.

Mike Castiglie came on in the ninth inning to earn the save with a 1-2-3 inning.

Ellinwood finished with three hits to go with his three RBI. Gunn had two hits and two runs, while Brendon Hardin had two hits for Amherst.

Buco finished up a terrific career at Colby with the two home runs to give him 126 career hits and 20 home runs. Arsenault also had two hits in the second game.

Amherst 2, Colby 1 (1st game)
Amherst 000#200#0--2#4#2
Colby 000#010#0--1#4#2
John Cook (W, 5-1), Chris Baldi (7, S, 2) and Conner Gunn; Scott Goldberg (L, 2-4) and Tim Corey. 2B: Jason Buco (C).
Amherst 5, Colby 3 (2nd game)
Amherst 000#300#020--5#11#0
Colby 101#000#010--3#7#3
Riley Streit (W, 5-1), Mike Castiglie (9, S) and Gunn; Greg Ladd (L, 3-5), Dan Csaplar (7) and Tim Corey. 2B: Conner Gunn (A), Anthony Spina (A), Tommy Forese (C). HR: Jason Buco (C) 2.

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