FARMINGTON, ME- Thomas was able to take two crucial conference games versus University of Maine at Farmington, defeating them 6-1 and 3-2 in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) baseball doubleheader on Tuesday.
Thomas had six runs in the third inning to take a 6-0 lead. Vigue laced a two-run single into center field scoring Richardson and Zack Groat (West Bath, Maine), and Emerson plated Vigue and Kane on a double into left field later in the frame.
Farmington avoided the shutout in the fifth, when Beressi singled home Brian Jenkins (Gorham, Maine/Gorham) with a shot into right center.
Thomas starter Isiah Fleming (Fairfield, Maine) allowed just four hits and struck out seven in the complete game win for the Terriers. Ben Pearson (North Stonington, Conn./Wheeler) started on the hill for the Beavers, and yielded six runs, four earned, in two-and-two-thirds innings on his way to the loss.
Farmington grabbed the lead in the third after a leadoff double by McCrossin, eventually scoring on a Matt Woodbury (Fairfield, Maine/Lawrence) single to left-center.
Thomas answered with a three-run fifth inning on five singles and a walk, giving the Terriers a 3-1 lead. Jeff Richardson (Rochester, N.H.), Derek Kane (Natick, Mass.), and Cody Vigue (Skowhegan, Maine) each laced RBI singles into almost identical locations in right-center to account for the Terrier runs.
Trailing 3-1 heading into the bottom of the seventh UMF put up their strongest fight of the day, as Dustin McCrossin (Yarmouth, Maine/Yarmouth) belted a double into right-center field, and scored on back-to-back singles by Dale Winchenbach (Waldoboro, Maine/Medomak Valley) and Brett Wallingford (Sanford, Maine/Sanford).
However Grayson Beressi (Falmouth, Maine/Falmouth) took a called third strike off a full count after Thomas pitcher Eric Sucy's delivery caught the black of the plate, getting the Terriers out of the jam.
Sucy scattered seven hits and fanned four UMF batters in the win for Thomas, while Joe Sullivan (Lewiston, Maine/Lewiston) allowed three runs on 11 hits with two strikeouts for the Beavers.
Thomas returns home on Thursday to host Husson University in conference action starting at 2pm.