Offense Struggles as Terriers Drop Two Against Husson

Offense Struggles as Terriers Drop Two Against Husson

BANGOR, ME - Thomas could not get their bats going, managing just nine total hits in two losses to Husson University Friday afternoon in a North Atlantic Conference doubleheader.

The Terriers (4-10, 2-4 NAC) and Eagles (14-7, 10-0 NAC) went 10 scoreless innings in game one until the Eagles walked-off with the 1-0 win in the bottom of the 11th. Husson used their momentum from game one to cruise to a 13-0 victory in game two.

GAME ONE

Despit strong pitching performances from Derek Kane and Kyle Fletcher, Thomas dropped game one to Husson 1-0 in 11 innings.

The Terriers looked to have something going early as Anree Benitez led the game off with a single to left, but the next three batters resulted in outs. In the third inning, Thomas stranded runners at first and second.

Husson nearly won in the bottom of the seventh, when the Eagles had runners on first and third with nobody out. Fletcher was able to get a double play turned as Seth Freudenberger was thrown out at home to keep the game alive. Fletcher got out of the jam after Brendon Gendreau lined out to first to end the inning.

The teams combined for just four hits over the next three and a half innings. Then in the bottom of the 11th, Christian Corneil reached on a single with out and Freudenberger walked to give Husson two on with one out. Zach Sugar hit into a fielder's choice, as Thomas got the out at second base to leave the Eagles with runners on third and first and two outs.

Ryan Rebar would single up the middle to score Corneil and walk-off with the game one victory.

Kane got the start on the mound and went six innings, giving up five hits, four walks while striking out three. Fletcher went the remaining 4.2 innings, allowing six hits, one earned run, one walk and striking out one in the loss.

Ben Walls went 10 innings for the Eagles and had four strikeouts, while Corey Mongiat went one inning and recorded the win.

Nik Beeson led the Terriers with two hits on the game.

GAME TWO

An eight-run second inning keys the Eagles to a 13-0 victory over Thomas in game two of the doubleheader.

The Terriers had just four hits in game two, as Husson starting pitcher Brandon Reilly went six innings and notched four strikeouts in victory. 

Zach Sugar highlighted the second inning with a three-run inside the park homerun for the Eagles. The Terriers went on to send five different pitchers to the mounds and eight different Husson players recorded at least one RBI.

Kane, Travis Krause, Alex Curtis and Brett Sommers each had one hit for Thomas.

The Terriers will return to the field on Tuesday, April 7 when they travel to Orono for a one-game matchup against the University of Maine at 5:00 PM.