BANGOR, Maine – The Thomas College (1-14, 1-3 NAC) baseball team was swept by Husson (8-6, 2-0 NAC) in a North Atlantic Conference doubleheader on Friday afternoon.
Husson 8, Thomas 0
The Eagles took control in the first inning pushing across five runs. Sam Huston put his team on the board with a three-run homerun to left field with two runners on base. After a single and hit by a pitch, Logan Rogerson brought in two more runs with a single to left center, ending the day for Terrier starter Kyle Fletcher (Monmouth, Maine).
Husson tacked on another run in the bottom of the second as Huston homered once again for a 6-0 lead. The Terriers walked in two more runs in the bottom of the sixth to finish the scoring at 8-0.
Fletcher (0-3) took the loss for the Terriers. He allowed five earned runs in 0.2 innings of work. Jaicob Flores (Kingsville, Maine), Brandon Hubbard (New Gloucester, Maine), and Nate Martin (China, Maine) combined the finish the game. They allowed three runs (one earned) over the final 5.1 innings. Darren Kelly (Foxboro, Mass.) and Hank Vinall (Blue Hill, Maine) combined for five hits in the loss.
Ben Holmes (2-0) started the game and went six innings for the Eagles. He allowed zero runs while striking out five. Blake Slicer threw the seventh and final inning. Huston provided the offense for Husson. He hit two homeruns while driving in four.
Husson 5, Thomas 2
The Eagles continued their strong offense into the second game as they opened with three runs in the bottom of the second. With the bases loaded and no outs, Terrier pitcher Matt Rutherford (Saco, Maine) hit Husson's Matthew Smith to bring in a run. Nick Guerrette followed with a sacrifice fly to right field while Alex Chapman walked to score the third.
Husson added a run in the third and the fifth on a single from David Hutchins and double by Huston.
The Terriers scored their only runs of the day as freshman Grant Corbett (Manchester, N.H) belted a two-run homer to right field, ending the scoring at 5-2.
Rutherford (1-3) started the game for the Terriers and went four innings. He allowed five runs (four earned), walked four, and struck out one.
Tommy Burns (2-1) went six innings allowing two runs and striking out four for his second win of the season. Jesse Colford threw the seventh inning and picked up the save. Huston paced the Eagle offense with three doubles and one RBI.