St. Joseph's Cruises Past Husson to Take NAC Baseball Championship

May 6, 2007

St. Joseph's Cruises Past Husson to Take NAC Baseball Championship

STANDISH, MAINE - Saint Joseph's College captured their third straight North Atlantic Conference Championship with an 8-3 win over Husson College.  The Monks improve to 30-8 for their third 30-win season in a row while Husson stands at 14-22.

Senior Ben Cutter (Westbrook, ME) earned his sixth win of the season after allowing just four hits and striking out three.  JR Andrew Patterson (Brewer, ME) picked up the loss for the Eagles.

The Monks struck first and went up 1-0 in the first after SO Wade Oliver (Owls Head, ME) doubled and scored on a sacrifice by SR Keil Martin (Saco, ME).  Oliver ripped another lead-off hit in the third and JR Dustin Spiller (Gorham, ME) singled him home to make it 2-0.

In the top of the fourth, SO Nick Arthers (Belfast, ME) drew a walk and scored off a double by Patterson to put the Eagles on the board.  St. Joe's extended the lead to 5-1, plating three runs on four hits in the bottom of the frame.  FR Ben Grant-Roy (Biddeford, ME) scored off a double by SR Chris Doughty (Windham, ME) and JR Andrew Wood (South Portland, ME) went home after a sacrifice by Martin.  JR Luke Enman scored Doughty with a double.

St. Joe's allowed two walks in the fifth and the Eagles plated a run after a sacrifice fly by Arthers.  The

St. Joe's bats got back to work in the bottom of the sixth, adding three more runs to make it 8-2.  Martin singled and Luke Enman ripped a 2-RBI homer with two outs.  Spiller followed Enman's blast with a triple to score SO Stephen Gorsun (South Berwick, ME).

Arthers doubled to open the eighth and scored off a sacrifice by SO Jeff Miller (Veazie, ME) but the Monk defense closed out the inning, turning a double play.

Tournament MVP Luke Enman finished the day 3/5 with 3 RBI and an run and Wood went 3/3 with one run.

The Eagles were led by Paterson (2/4, 1 RBI) and Arthers (1/3, 1 RBI, 2 R).

2007 NAC BASEBALL ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM 
MVP Luke Enman - Saint Joseph's College
Sam Tupper - Saint Joseph's College
Wade Oliver - Saint Joseph's College
Sam Adolphsen - Husson College
Nick Arthers - Husson College
Danny White - Husson College
Tom Cummings - Castleton State College
Ron Cahill - Castleton State College
Aaron Wolfe - Maine Farmington
Peter McLaughlin - Maine Farmington

2007 NAC Baseball Championship

 

 

Friday, May 4 at St. Joseph's (ME)

 

 

GAME 1: (4) Maine-Farmington

 1

vs.

(1) Castleton

16 

 

GAME 2: (3) Husson

 1

vs.

(2) St. Joseph's

 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, May 5 at St. Joseph's (ME)

 

 

GAME 3: Maine-Farmington

 2

vs.

Husson

 9

 

GAME 4: Castleton

 1

vs.

St. Joseph's

 12

 

GAME 5: Husson

 6

vs.

Castleton

 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, May 6 at St. Joseph's (ME)

 

 

GAME 6: Husson

 3

vs.

St. Joseph's

 8

 

 

 


May 5, 2007

Husson Eliminates Castleton 6-5; Advances to Championship Game

STANDISH, MAINE - #3 seed Husson College (14-21) defeated #1 seed Castleton State (26-12) by a score of 6-5 and advanced to tomorrow's championship game against #2 seed Saint Joseph's College (29-8).

The Spartans held a 3-0 lead after two and a half innings but the Husson offense came alive with two outs in the bottom of the third.  FY Joe Robicheau (Bucksport, ME) hit a 2-RBI double after SR Danny White (Dover, ME) singled and SR Adam Sheehan (Bucksport, ME) drew a walk to make it 3-2.

Castleton added a run in the fourth but the Eagles knotted the score 4-4 in the bottom of the frame on a 2-RBI double by FY Brett Garland (Buxton, ME).

The Spartans took a one run advantage in the sixth and appeared to be in control, holding a 5-4 lead going into the eighth but Garland drove in the tying run to make it 5-5. 

SR Ryan Bouck (Schenectady, NY) went 3/5 with 3 RBI in the game and kept things alive for Castleton in the top of the ninth, stealing second and third but was unable to score. 

A lead off single by White and a walk for Sheehan put runners in place for Husson in the bottom of the ninth.  Robicheau moved them over with a bunt and Castleton intentionally walked SO Nick Arthers (Belfast, ME) to load the bases.  Patterson drilled a sacrifice fly to center field to score White and win the game.

JR Sam Adolphsen (Union, ME) struck out three and earned the win for the Eagles and SO Rob Turner (Rutland, VT) took the loss.

May 5, 2007

Monks Roll Past Castleton into 12-1 in NAC Semifinal

Standish, ME - The Saint Joseph's College baseball team defeated Castleton State 12-1 on Saturday to advance to the North Atlantic Conference Tournament championship game against Husson College (14-21) on Sunday.  The Monks (29-8) pounded out 16 hits on the day and received an outstanding effort on the mound from FR Mike Burdin (Gardiner, ME)

The Monks, who played as the visitors at Mahaney Diamond, got on the board early and never looked back.  NAC player of the year Luke Enman (Milan, NH) opened the scoring when he blasted his sixth homerun of year over the visitor's bullpen in deep right field.  The Royal Blue kept attacking in the second inning; red hot Mark Clapp (Blue Hill, ME) opened the inning with a single, DH Ben Grant-Roy (Biddeford, ME) followed with a single of his own, both moved into scoring position when catcher Andrew Wood (South Portland, ME) executed a sacrifice bunt.  Clapp and Grant-Roy both came home when second baseman Brian Schools (Gorham, ME) reached on a costly error by Spartans shortstop Travis Bass (West Hartford, CT).  Schools, who advanced to second on the same error, scored on a Wade Oliver (Owls Head, ME) RBI single.

Luke Enman opened the third inning by singling, then advancing to second on a wild pitch by Castleton starter Jeremy Gilcris (Proctorsville, VT).  Enman came in to score when centerfielder Dustin Spiller doubled.  Wood knocked in spiller with a sharp single to right field, giving the Monks a commanding 6-0 lead.

Schools and Oliver each singled to open the top of the fourth inning and Keil Martin (Saco, ME) loaded the bases when his chopper back toward Gilcris was mishandled.  After Luke Enman walked to score Schools, Spiller unloaded on a Gilcris offering and doubling off the wall in right.  Oliver scored on the hit while Martin was thrown out at the plate.  Spillers double spelled the end of the day for Gilcris as Castleton State turned it over to reliever Brandon Heck (Forestburg, Alberta).  Gilcris went 3.1 innings, allowed 10 hits and 8 runs (5 earned).

In the Monks seventh, Clapp drew a walk, then stole second.  He came in to score when Grant-Roy slashed a single through the left side, putting the Royal Blue on top 9-0. 

In the top of the eighth Castleton called on Matt Tuthill (Durham, CT) who was greeted by Wade Oliver and Martin, who each singled.  Spiller then drew a walk to load the bases.  Once again it was Mark Clapp producing offense, this time it was a 2 RBI single pushing the Royal Blue advantage to 11-0.

The Spartans (26-11) got on the board in the bottom of the eighth when Tim Zorio (Shaftsbury, VT) drew a lead off walk, then Bass reached on an error which allowed Zorio to reach third.  Jon Handy (South Burlington, VT) grounded out to second to score Zorio.

In the final frame Andrew Wood drew a lead off walk before being lifted for pinch-runner Ben Buadanza-Sturks (Rockland, ME).  Oliver delivered his fourth hit of the day, a double down the leftfield line to score Baudanza-Sturks all the way from first.  On the play the Monks went ahead 12-1.

Mike Burdin was dominant on the mound from the outset.  The rookie right-hander did not allow a hit in his first 4.2 innings, and only allowed 1 hit on the day.  He finished the day going 7.1 innings allowing 1 run (earned), and striking out 1.  Burdin was relieved by Andy Pooler (Southwest Harbor, ME) who worked out of a jam in the eighth before giving way to rookie Craig Woodbrey.  Woodbrey tossed the final frame, allowing 1 hit.

NAC Rookie of the year FR Travis Bass (West Hartford, CT) and JR Eric Anderson (Chester, VT) each had a hit for Castleton and Gilcris took the loss.

May 5, 2007

Husson Eliminates Maine-Farmington 9-2

STANDISH, MAINE - Husson College defeated Farmington 9-2 today in the elimination game of the NAC Tournament at Mahaney Diamond.  Husson (13-21) will play the loser of the 2:00 St. Joe's/Castleton match-up at 6 pm this evening.  Farmington finishes the season with an 8-16 overall record.

SO Chad Lavway (Presque Isle, ME) earned the win for the Eagles, striking out nine and allowing just two runs in six innings. 

Farmington scored first after hits by SR Aaron Wolfe (Wilton, ME), JR Corey Provencher (Rumford, ME) and an RBI-single by SR Peter McLaughlin (Benton, ME) in the first inning.

In the bottom of the frame, Husson's FR Joe Robicheau (Bucksport, ME) singled and scored on a triple by SO Nick Arthers (Belfast, ME).  JR Andrew Patterson (Brewer, ME) crushed a 2-run homer to put the Eagles up 3-1.

Husson added a run in the fourth but Farmington answered with a run in the third to make it 4-2 in favor of Husson.

The Eagles extended the lead with three runs in the sixth to go up 7-2 and put the game out of reach with two more runs in the seventh.

Leading the way for Husson were Patterson (1/4, 4 RBI, 1 R), Arthers (3/5, 3 RBI, 2 R), Robicheau (2/4, 1 RBI, 1 R) and SR Danny White (Dover, ME) (2/5, 2 R).

Repeat hitters for Farmington included: Provencher (3/5) and McLaughlin (3/5).  Wolfe went 1/3 with 2 runs.  SO Pat Howell (Bristol, ME) took the loss for the Beavers.


May 4, 2007

Top Seed Castleton Cruises past Farmington

STANDISH, MAINE - #1 Castleton State (25-10, 10-2 NAC) defeated #4 Maine Farmington (8-14, 5-7 NAC) 16-1 in game 1 of the NAC Tournament at Mahaney Diamond today.  Castleton will take on #2 St. Joe's at 2:00 tomorrow while Farmington will play Husson at 10 am.

Senior Tom Cummings (Athol, MA) was impressive on the mound, pitching seven shutout innings and striking out five while NAC Rookie of the Year Travis Bass (West Hartford, CT) went 3/6 for Castleton with 3 RBI and a run.

The Spartans plated four runs in the second inning and extended the lead with six runs on five hits in the third, holding a 10-0 lead until the fifth.  The Castleton offense kept working despite a sizable lead and added a run in the next four innings to take a 16-0 lead.

Farmington got on the board in the ninth with a two-out single by SO Tyler Hanson (Sanford, ME) that scored SR Aaron Wolfe (Wilton, ME) but it would be too little too late for the Beavers.

Castleton's JR Chris Ragis (South Burlington, VT) went 3/5 with 4 RBI and 2 runs and JR Eric Anderson (Chester, VT) went 3/5 with 3 runs.  SR Phil Puleo (Utica, NY), JR Billy Bruneau (Shaftsbury, VT), JR Tony DePietrantonio (Yorktown Heights, NY) and SR Tim Zorio (Shaftsbury, VT) all had two hits apiece.

Hanson, Wolfe, FR Phineas Peake (Penobscot, ME), FR Brian Morrison (Saco, ME) and FY Matt Judkins (Thomaston, ME) all registered hits for Farmington and SO pitcher Dan Hemdal (Nashua, NH) took the loss.

St. Joseph's Monks Top Husson 10-1 in Postseason Opener

Senior Sam Tupper (Yarmouth, ME) struck out eight and led the Monks to a 10-1 over Husson in the NAC tournament today.  Tupper improves to 8-0 on the season while the Monks stand at 28-8 overall.  

St. Joe's jumped out early as SO Wade Oliver (Owls Head, ME) got things started with a triple and scored on a passed ball.  NAC Player of the Year SR Luke Enman (Milan, NH) scored on a single by SR Mark Clapp (Blue Hill, ME) to make it 2-0.

The Monks extended the lead to 5-0 in the bottom of the third after JR Dustin Spiller (Gorham, ME) stole second and scored on a double by Clapp and Clapp crossed the plate on an RBI-single by SR Chris Doughty (Windham, ME).  Doughty went on to steal second and third and scored on a single by SR Dan Enman (Milan, NH).

After two more SJC runs in the fourth, Husson (12-21) plated their only run of the contest in the fifth.  SO Nick Arthers (Belfast, ME) drilled a two-out RBI double to score FR Joe Robicheau (Bucksport, ME) and cut the lead to 7-1.

St. Joe's kept the pressure on, adding three runs on three hits in the eighth.  Luke Enman singled to score Oliver and Spiller doubled to score Enman and SR Keil Martin (Saco, ME).

Clapp finished with 3 hits, 3 RBI and a run while Oliver, Spiller, and Luke Enman had two hits apiece.

The Eagles were led by SO Jeff Miller (Veazie, ME) and SR Bryan Biggers (Orlando, FL) with two hits apiece.  SO Anthony DeRosa (Bangor, ME) picked up the loss.

The North Atlantic Conference Tournament continues tomorrow with three games on the schedule. Maine-Farmington will take on Husson beginning at 10:00 am in the elimination bracket game. Saint Joseph's will take on Castleton State at 2:00 pm. At 6:00 pm the winner of the UMF-Husson game will take on the loser of the SJC-CSC game. All of the action will take place at beautiful Larry Mahaney Diamond on the campus of Saint Joseph's College.


May 2, 2007

Castleton NAC Baseball Top Seed; Championship to be held at St. Joseph's

With a 10-2 conference mark, Castleton enters the upcoming North Atlantic Conference baseball tournament as the top seed. The Championship, hosted by St. Joseph's College of Maine is a three day, double-elimination tournament beginning Friday, May 5.  Castleton (10-2 NAC, 24-10 overall) will take on fourth seed Maine-Farmington (5-7 NAC, 9-17 overall) in game 1 at 2:00 p.m. Second seed and two time defending champion St. Joseph's (9-3 NAC, 27-8 overall) and third seed Husson (7-5 NAC, 14-21 overall) will meet in game 2 at 6:00 p.m.

The top four teams qualify for the NAC Championship with predetermined tie-breaking procedures used to seed the tournament field. Game times are subject to change.

2007 NAC Baseball Championship

 

 

Friday, May 4 at St. Joseph's (ME)

 

 

GAME 1: (4) Maine-Farmington

 

vs.

(1) Castleton

 

2:00 PM

GAME 2: (3) Husson

 

vs.

(2) St. Joseph's

 

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, May 5 at St. Joseph's (ME)

 

 

GAME 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2

 

10:00 AM

GAME 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2

 

2:00 PM

GAME 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4

 

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, May 6 at St. Joseph's (ME)

 

 

GAME 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5

 

12:00 PM

GAME 7 (If necessary):  Winner of Game 6 vs. Loser of Game 6

 

4:00 PM