BANGOR, ME - The Thomas baseball team dropped a pair of one-run games to Husson on Thursday evening, losing game one 1-0 before going down 3-2 in game two of the doubleheader.
Starting pitcher Isiah Fleming gave up just one run in seven innings with four strikeouts, but it was not enough as the Terriers (4-13, 2-6 NAC) fell 1-0 to Husson (16-8 12-0 NAC) in game one of a doubleheader.
Michael De Los Santos collected two of the three Thomas hits on the game. The Terriers had two opportunities with runners in scoring position in the first and sixth innings, but could not come through to drive them in.
Nik Beeson reached in the first on a two-out error by Eagles shortstop Ryan Rebar, then stole second to get into scoring position but was stranded after De Los Santos grounded out to first.
In the sixth, Derek Kane hit a two-out double down the left field line to give Thomas a shot at tying the score up. Beeson would ground out to third to end the innings.
Robert Graff stymied the Terrier bats, going all seven innings and gave up just three hits while striking out six.
Thomas led through three innings after scoring in the first, but were unable to hold off the Eagles, dropping the second game 3-2. The Terriers left nine runners on base in the game.
Kane got on base to begin things in the first, reaching on an error by second basemen Branden Gendreau. Beeson then followed with a double to right center, giving Thomas runners at second and third with one out. De Los Santos then hit a sacrifice fly to center and Kane tagged up to score the game's first run.
Husson would remain scoreless until the top of the fourth, when Christian Corneil hit a one-out triple to get on base. Adam Wilson then hit him home on a sacrifice fly to tie the score up 1-1.
The Egales struck for the lead the following inning, as a walk and an error got two runners in scoring position with no outs. Andrew Curran knocked both runners in on a single to right field to stretch Husson's lead to 3-1.
In the bottom of the innings, Kane led off with a triple, and Beeson singled him home to pull the Terriers within one. Beeson advanced to seond on an Eagle error. After moving over to third on a fly out, Thomas had a runner just 90 feet away with only one out, but would be stranded after the next two Thomas batters were retired.
Thomas could get any runners into scoring position in the sixth and seventh.
Beeson led the Terriers with two hits and one RBI. Kane scored both runs on the night, and took the loss on the mound, going four innings allowing three runs (one earned) with three strikeouts. Dominic Esposito the final three innings and gave up just two hits and striking out one.
The Terriers will have a day off before returning to the diamond on Saturday, April 11 to take on New England College for a conference doubleheader starting at 12:00 PM.