FARMINGTON, ME – Thomas College was winless in two North Atlantic Conference (NAC) baseball games against University of Maine at Farmington, dropping the first game 9-0, while losing the second contest 6-3.
With the loss, Thomas drops to 7-26 (6-12 NAC) on the year, while UMF improves to 10-19 (9-9 NAC) on the season.
Maine-Farmington's starting pitcher Sullivan threw a complete game shutout, holding the Terrier offense to just three hits while striking out five in the winning effort.
Tim Locke, who got the nod on the mound for Thomas went just three innings, yielding a season-high seven earned runs in the loss. Thomas' bullpen however was able to hold the UMF bats to just one additional run, as Dylan McNally, Joseph Hersom, and Chris Moran each saw time on the bump.
Thomas was unable to hold on to a 3-0 lead as the hosts erupted for three runs in the sixth inning. CJ Pendleton suffered the loss for the Red and Black, who had a solid performance despite a rough sixth inning.
In the top of the third Thomas was able to crack the scoreboard when Nik Beeson singled to center field to drive in Benitez, then Jake Stilphen followed suit with a single that scored Kane, then Beeson crossed the plate on a throwing error by the Beaver shortstop.
UMF responded in the bottom half of the third with two runs, which cut the Terrier deficit to one, while another run in the fourth inning by the hosts would bring the game to a 3-3 deadlock.
McCrossin hit a bases clearing double to left field for Farmington in the bottom of the sixth to score their three runs, while Sullivan came in for the seventh inning to pick up the save and secure the two game sweep for the Beavers.
Thomas will be back on the road this weekend as they travel to Colby-Sawyer for back to back doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday.