WATERVILLE, Maine – The Thomas College baseball team dropped back-to-back losses in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) doubleheader with Lyndon on Sunday afternoon at Colby College.
The Terriers fall to 2-15 (0-4 NAC) while the Hornets move up to 6-10 (2-0 NAC).
Game 1: Lyndon 7, Thomas 1
The Hornets answered in the bottom of the second with an RBI single from Jason Doris to tie the game. Lyndon took the lead on a Thomas error to score Doris. Andre Eason Jr. extended the Hornets lead in the next frame on a single through the left side.
The Terriers bullpen struggled in the sixth as Lyndon pushed across four more runs to finish the scoring at 7-1. Ben Rollins walked, Sam Ognenoff was hit by a pitch, and Ryan Cordeiro singled to lead the inning.
James Mundy kept the Terriers' bats quiet in six innings, giving up two hits and one run while striking out six.
Cody Cousins (Wells, Maine) was given the loss for Thomas in 4.2 innings, four hits, and three runs (one earned).
Game 2: Lyndon 2, Thomas 1
The Terriers once again took an early lead in the third inning as Isaiah Arana (Orlando, Fla) singled in Hank Vinall (Blue Hill, Maine). The Hornets tied the game up in the bottom of the fifth with a sacrifice fly from Zak Johnson to plate Ognenoff.
In the sixth and seventh, the Terriers stranded a runner on second base with less than two outs. Lyndon got the final inning started with a walk by Caleb Lacroche. Back-to-back bunt base hits loaded the bases with no outs. Eason Jr. singled to right center, scoring the game-winning run at 2-1.
Andrew Whalen earned the win in relief for the Hornets in one inning, allowing one hit. Jake Jourdan was given a no-decision in six innings, six hits, one run, and ten strikeouts.
Matt Rutherford shouldered the loss in all six innings, scattering six hits and two runs (one earned).
The Terriers will travel across town to face Colby on Tuesday, April 10 at 6:00 p.m.