LYNN, Massachusetts - The University of Maine at Presque Isle baseball team dropped two more games of a doubleheader against Fisher College on Sunday afternoon in Sunrise Conference action. With both losses, the Owls move to 3-18 on the season and 0-4 in conference play.
In the first game of the afternoon, UMaine Presque Isle battled to the 9-1 loss in a seven-inning game.
UMPI was led by DH Ted Walker (Caribou, ME) who finished 2-for-5 from the plate, with the team's lone RBI of the game which came in the first inning of play. Senior captainCorey Harding (Plymouth, ME)went 1-for-3 in the game and plated one run, while Shane Smith (Farmington, ME) finished 2-for-5 on the day. Catcher Matt Nadeau (Auburn, ME) had a 2-for-4 effort and shortstop Justin Bergeron (Tiverton, ME) also garnered a hit to help his Owl team.
Freshman hurler, Andrew Carter (Charlos, NB), picked up the loss for the Owls from the mound; in 5.2 innings of work, Carter allowed eight runs on 13 hits, while striking out one and walking one batter. Senior Brian Andrews (Fort Fairfield, ME) came in as relief for UMPI and scattered two hits, while allowing one run to be scored.
In the second game of the afternoon doubleheader, UMPI lost a close 6-2 decision to the Falcons. The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the third when Fisher plated a run, then earned four more in the fifth to take the 5-0 lead.
The Owls battled back in the top of the fifth, scoring two runs to cut the lead to three, but came up short as Fisher captured the 6-2 win.
Sophomore Carlos Villoria (Caracas, Venezuela) and freshman Alex Csiernik (Hamilton, Ontario) each finished 1-for-3 from the plate to lead the Owls. Ted Walker and Stephen Thorne (Dalhousie, NB) went 1-for-2 in the game, while Shane Smith and Corey Harding earned a hit; Smith also plated a run in the losing effort.
Harding earned the loss from the mound in 5.1 innings of work; Corey allowed six runs on 10 hits, while striking out two and walking two. Freshman relief Ryan Thompson (East Millinocket, ME) saw time in the bottom of the sixth inning.
The Owls scattered six hits in the game and tallied two fielding errors.
UMPI returns to action on Friday, April 16th, as they travel to Farmington to take on the Beavers of UMF in a doubleheader non-conference matchup. The first game of the afternoon is set to begin at 1:00 pm.