BANGOR, Maine – The Thomas College baseball team split a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) doubleheader with Husson University on Wednesday afternoon, falling in game one, 3-1, and winning game two, 3-0.
After the twinbill, the Terriers snap a 12-game losing streak, moving to 3-17 (1-5 NAC) while the Eagles sit at 10-12 (6-4 NAC).
Game 1: Husson 3, Thomas 1
The Eagles plated two runs quickly in the opening frame with an RBI single from Sam Huston and Nick Guerrette scoring on a fielder's choice. Thomas cut the lead in half in the next inning as Connor Rittenhouse (Dover, N.H.) singled in Darren Kelly (Foxboro, Mass.). Husson tacked on an insurance marker in the bottom of the sixth from a Huston sacrifice fly to finish at 3-1.
Alex Brooks earned the win on the mound for Husson in a complete game, scattering five hits and one unearned run while striking out six. Freshman Ryan Scepansky (Blandon, Pa.) shouldered the loss in all six innings, allowing two hits and three runs.
Game 2: Thomas 3, Husson 0
The Terriers offense plated a pair of runs in the top of the second as Hank Vinall (Blue Hill, Maine) came in on a fielder's choice by Isaiah Arana (Orlando, Fla.). Tristan Pena (Portland, Texas) followed up with a base hit to left field bringing around Roberto Duran (San Diego, Cal.). Thomas added the third and final run in the fifth on an RBI double from Alex Curtis (Monmouth, Maine) who finished 3-for-4 in the game.
The Eagles threatened with a rally in the bottom of the sixth as they loaded the bases with one out. Freshman starter Dylan Copeland (Salisbury, Mass.) forced Ethan Daigneault to ground out into a double play to end the frame.
Copeland picked up his second win on the mound in a complete game shutout, giving up six hits and striking out two. Blake Slicer took the loss for Husson in two innings, three hits, and two runs.
The Terriers will host for the first time this season on Saturday as they take on Castleton in a doubleheader.