Waterville, Maine – The Thomas College baseball team dropped a non-conference doubleheader to crosstown rival Colby, 4-3 in game one and 8-2 in the nightcap. With the wins the Mules improve to 15-14 on the season, while the Terriers close out the regular season with a record of 24-15 (19-5 NEAC East).
In game one both teams register one run in the first inning, but it was the Terriers who broke the tie in the bottom of the second as Jeff Richardson and Ethan Hurley drove in a run apiece giving the home team a 3-1 lead. Colby's Brendan Gallagher answered bring the Mules back within one after driving in a run in the top of the third.
Neither team crossed home plate till the top of the sixth when Colby's Ray Zeek blasted a triple to left field driving in two runs for the Mules giving the visitors 4-3 lead that they would hold on to the rest of the way.
Abhi Chandel picks up the win for the Mules, while Jake Chamblee shoulders the loss for the Terriers.
In the nightcap the Terriers got out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second after John Charves brought home Rob Nutter on a ground out to third. Gallagher got the Colby's bats going in the top of the fourth when he sent a two run RBI triple to right field giving the Mules a 2-1 lead. Taro Gold gave the Mules some insurance in the top of the sixth when he made it a 3-1 game after he reached on a fielder's choice bring home a run for the visitors. The Mules bats continued to stay hot as they drove in five runs in the top of the seventh to make it an 8-1 game. The Terriers registered one run in the bottom of the seventh when Danny Donovan Jr. singled to left field bring home Thomas Cameron, but the Colby's Mark Nelson ended the game when he caught Richardson looking to end the game.
Scott Goldberg picks up the win for the Mules striking out six batters, while Thomas' Tim Locke shoulders the loss for the home team.
The Terriers will travel to Castleton State for a matchup with Husson in the North Easter Athletic Conference East Division Championship.