WINTER HAVEN, FL- Thomas was able to split a doubleheader versus crosstown rival Colby and earning their first victory of the season. The Terriers fell to Colby 6-3 in the first game, while holding on 4-3 in the second contest, despite a three run comeback attempt by the Mules in the last inning. The games were played at Chain of Lakes Park, which was the spring training home of the Boston Red Sox from 1966-1992 and the Cleveland Indians (1993-2008).
The Terriers were able to score two in the second to answer to Colby's one run in the bottom of the first. The Mules however responded with three runs in the third and two in the fifth to give them a comfortable 6-2 cushion.
Thomas would plate one across in the seventh, but were shut down by the Mules closer Mark Nelson (Walpole, Mass.), who struck out two to retire the side.
Dillon Dunbar (Saco, Maine) was charged with the loss, tossing three innings with six earned and two strikeouts. Dylan McNallly (Moose River, Maine) was solid out of the pen, yielding just two hits.
The second game of the day saw a pitchers dual, as both starters pitched deep into the contest. The Terriers were first to get on the board in the fourth inning plating in one, then adding another in the fifth, and two in the sixth.
Starter James McLamb (Livermore Falls, Maine) went 6.2 IP, giving up three earned runs that all came in the seventh inning, while striking out five. Thomas Cameron (Jackson, Maine) recorded the save, his first pitching appearance of his collegiate career.
Thomas will return to the diamond tomorrow on their southern swing to take on Carroll at 10:30am.