Waterville, Maine—The Thomas College baseball team recorded two conference wins 7-1 and 2-1, against the University of Husson Eagles Tuesday afternoon on the campus of Thomas College. The Terriers pitching was the story of the day as senior pitcher Chris Farrar picked up the win in the first game throwing a complete game while only allowing one run on five hits and striking out four. Sophomore pitcher James McLamb got the win in the second game, also throwing a complete game, allowing only one run on four hits and striking out five. Shawn Smith was the top performer for the Eagles on the afternoon recording two of the teams' nine total hits.
With the wins the Terriers improve to 10-9 (5-1 NEAC East Division) on the year while the Eagles fall to 7-9, 4-2 NEAC East Division) on the season.
In the first game, Husson got off to the quick 1-0 lead in the second inning when Benjamin McLain singled to score Nick Lancisi for the Eagles only run. The Terriers were held scoreless until they tacked on four runs in the fourth to take the lead for good with RBI's from Joshua Gray, Tim Locke, and Thomas Cameron. The Terriers would go on to add three more runs in the sixth with RBI's from Taylor Livingston, Wes Perreault and Ethan Hurley. Cameron and Livingston both had two hits and one RBI each to lead the Terriers to the 7-1 victory over the Eagles in game one of the doubleheader.
The second game was a low scoring affair as both pitchers threw the ball well. The games three runs were all scored in the third inning and once again it was Husson that jumped out to the 1-0 lead. Kevin Rennick started the top of the third inning for the Eagles by drawing a walk followed by a Dylan Foster single to advance Rennick to second. After both runners were advanced by a pass ball, Brandon Gendreau grounded into a fielder's choice scoring Rennick and giving Husson the 1-0 lead. Thomas would not trail for long as in the bottom of the third inning, Thomas would grab two runs on RBI's from Hurley and Gray to. Pitcher Pat McEwen threw six strong innings for the Eagles giving up two earned runs on seven hits while striking out one.
The Terriers next game will be Friday as they travel to Vermont for a four game series to take on the Hornets of Lyndon State College at 2:00 p.m.
Story written by: Jacob Jandreau