Waterville, Maine— The Thomas College baseball team recorded two more conference wins 11-0 and 12-7, against the University of Maine at Farmington Beavers, Wednesday afternoon, on the campus of Thomas College. The Terriers pitching was the story of the day as senior Chris Farrar picked up the win in the first game throwing six strong innings giving up only one hit and striking out five batters. Sophomore pitcher James McLamb got the win in the second game throwing five innings, allowing only one hit, and striking out six. Ethan Jean was the top performer of the afternoon for the Beavers recording three hits and scoring two runs.
With the wins, the Terriers improve to 16-9 (11-1 NEAC East Division) on the year while the Beavers fall to 3-16 (2-9 NEAC East Division) on the season.
In the first game, Thomas got the ball rolling early as they took the quick 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when Josh Gray reached on an error, scoring Jeffrey Richardson. Farrar kept the Beaver's bats quiet the whole game as they recorded only one hit. Thomas broke the game wide open when they posted seven runs in the fifth inning, capped off by a two run homerun by Rob Nutter, to give the Terriers the 10-0 lead. They would go on to add one more run in the bottom of the sixth off a wild pitch to give Thomas the 11-0 win.
Farrar got the win for the Terriers while Joe Sullivan shouldered the loss for the Beavers.
The Terriers once again got off to the quick start as they recorded seven runs in the first two innings on RBI's from Gray, Richardson, Cody Vigue, and Ben Goodall. As the Farmington bats remained quiet, Thomas continued to score runs tacking on two more runs in the third and three more in the fourth to give Thomas the 12-0 lead. In the top of the sixth inning, the Beavers bats finally came alive as they scored five runs with RBI's from Brett Wallingford, Zach Keene and Jack Macvane to cut the lead to 12-5. The Beavers would add two more runs in the top of the seventh inning, but were unable to pull off the comeback as they fell 12-7.
McLamb got the win for the Terriers while Ian McAlister shoulders the loss for the Beavers.
The Terriers next game will be Saturday afternoon as they host the Pilgrims of New England College in a doubleheader starting at 1:00 p.m.
Story Written By: Jacob Jandreau