WATERVILLE, ME- The Terriers held on for a 6-2 win, despite a ninth inning rally by crosstown rival Colby to take the season series 2-1 in a non-conference baseball showdown on Tuesday evening. Thomas starter James McLamb (Livermore Falls, Maine) hurled eight innings, giving up just four hits with no earned runs and three strikeouts in the victory.
Thomas started the scoring affair in the bottom of the second, as John Charves (Harwich, Mass.) singled to left field scoring Derek Kane (Natick, Mass.). The Mules responded in the top of the third to take their only lead of the night, with Tyler Starks reaching on an error, which brought Peter McAuliffe in to score from second to tie the game at one. A single by Nathan Ellis broke the tie as Starks rounded home to give the away side a 2-1 advantage.
The Terriers did not take long to respond however, with Jeffrey Richardson (Rochester, N.H.) driving in Anree Benetiz (Orlando, Fla.) on a single to right field to bring the game to two all.
In the bottom of the fifth the hosts would add to their lead, as Benetiz accounted for another run by a sacrifice groundout to third by Cody Vigue (Skowhegan, Maine), then a single by Kane that drove in Richardson. Two more runs would go the Terriers way in the seventh, with Vigue doubling to center to drive in Richardson, and Thomas Cameron (Jackson, Maine) singling to short and bringing in Vigue for a 6-2 Thomas lead.
Colby threatened in the top of the ninth loading the bases, but Cameron would come on the mound to face the final batter, eventually getting him to fly to center and ending any threat.
Kane ended the night going 3-4, while Vigue had a 2-4 night with a game-leading two RBI.
Lucas Geoghegan tossed five innings, yielding four earned runs with four strikeouts in the losing effort for Colby. Ellis was the lone repeat hitter for the Mules, while Colby was unable take advantage of the nine men left on base throughout the game.
Thomas has little time to rest, as they return to the diamond tomorrow to take on Husson. The Terriers split the first doubleheader against their conference foe earlier in the season in Waterville.