WATERVILLE, ME – Thomas baseball saw its 2014 season come to a close, dropping both games of a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon at Ryan Field. With the losses, the Terriers end the year with a 9-29 (8-15 NAC) record, while UMF improved to 13-20 (12-10 NAC).
University of Maine at Farmington got on the board first in the fifth inning on a sacrifice fly from Ben Keene, knocking in Sean Cabaniss. The Beavers added two more runs in the top of the sixth, coming off a single from Jordon Croteau, driving in Grayson Beressi and Chad Snowman.
Thomas looked to rally in the bottom of the seventh, loading the bases with no outs. The Terriers comeback attempt came up short, only pushing one run across on a sacrifice fly from Anree Benitez, scoring Jordan Gibson.
Mark Leahy picked up the victory for the Beavers, throwing six innings, allowing one run on six hits, walking two and striking out one.
James McLamb took the loss for the Terriers, throwing 6.1 innings, giving up three runs on seven hits, walking three and striking out five.
Farmington pushed across all six of their runs in the fifth in inning, while holding the Red and Black scoreless to take the nightcap 6-0.
Cabaniss doubled that scored Snowman and Brett Wallingford, then Jimmy Neal hit a double to score Keene and Cabaniss. Ethan Gouin scored the final two of the inning on a two RBI double that plated in Beressi and Neal.
Despite being on the mound for the five runs, only one was earned for CJ Pendleton, who suffered the loss in 4.2 innings of work. Rett Adams suffered the other earned run, while Isiah Fleming tossed 1.1 innings of relief, and Timothy Brosnahan threw a shutout third of an inning.
Bradley Jackson earned the win on the bump for the Beavers, going six innings and giving up just two hits. Ryan Camire threw the seventh inning in a non-save situation, giving up two hits and a walk, but was able to get a double-play and a strikeout and get out of the jam.
This signals the end of the collegiate career of Brosnahan, Joseph Hersom, and McLamb, who all played four years for Thomas and will graduate in the spring.