Farmington, Maine – The Thomas College baseball team extended their winning streak to 15 games in a row in taking game one 16-5 before dropping the nightcap 4-3 to the Beavers of the University of Maine at Farmington.
In the first game, Thomas (21-10, 16-2 NEAC East Division) got off to an 8-0 first-inning start and rolled to the 16-5 victory.
The Terriers turned in 18 hits, headlined by two singles and a double by Jeff Richardson (Rochester, N.H.) and two singles and a double for Joshua Gray. Ben Goodall singled and homered in the win with Taylor Livingston and Rob Nutter each supplying two singles.
Goodall slugged a two-run blast and Richardson smacked an RBI double to lead the Terriers out to an 8-0 command after one inning. Thomas led 12-0 before the Beavers (5-21, 4-12 NEAC East Division) struck in the sixth with a Dale Winchenbach two-run double.
Brett Wallingford also had a double for UMF, while Zach Keene singled twice.
Austin Clark took the loss for the Beavers with eight hits allowed and two free passes. Chris Farrar threw six innings with four hits allowed, a walk, a hit batter and four strikeouts to earn the victory.
In the nightcap the Beavers built a 4-0 lead before the Terriers got on the board in the top of the sixth. Jack MacVane helped the Beavers build a 4-0 lead and Casey Ashey closed out the first collegiate win for Joe Sullivan as UMF took the 4-3 win.
Sullivan allowed eight hits, while walking four and striking out two over 5.2 innings. Ashey retired four batters with a strikeout for the save.
Brett Wallingford and MacVane each plated a run with a hit in the third and MacVane and Ethan Jean had an RBI single each in the fifth as the Beavers took a 4-0 advantage. Goodall and Gray delivered back-to-back sacrifice flies and Nutter had an RBI single to chase Sullivan from the contest in the sixth. Ashey got the final out of that frame and a 1-2-3 seventh to finish the win.
MacVane and Wallingford each had a pair of hits for the Beavers.
Nutter and Cody Vigue each smacked two singles for the Terriers.
James McLamb took the loss for Thomas with a walk and two strikeouts over 4.2 innings.
Next up for the Terriers is a trip up I-95 to Bangor to take on the Eagles of Husson University on Thursday.