February 19, 2013

Owls Pick-Up First Win of the Season

(GREENSBORO, NC) – The University of Maine at Presque Isle Owls tallied 10 runs in the first two innings of their 12-11 nonconference win over Guilford College Tuesday at McBane Field.

The Owls (1-3) were up 10-1 after the first two innings, driving in nine hits. Joshua Gale's (So./Sedgwick, ME) three-run homer to left scored three. A series of small-ball plays by the Owls in the remainder of the first and second plated seven.

The Quakers (3-4) began chipping away at the lead and tied the game at 11 runs in the bottom of the eighth. The Owls scored one run in the ninth and Guilford didn't counter. Maine-Presque Isle out-hit the Quakers, 18-10, in the win.

The Owls' Carlos Villoria (Sr./Caracas, Venezuela) went 4-for-6 with three runs and two RBI. Seven different Maine-Presque Isle student-athletes drove in runs and eight tallied at least one RBI.

Ryan Thompson (Jr./East Millinocket, ME) (1-0) earned the team's first win of the season. He pitched three innings of relief and allowed two runs.  Drew Crawford (0-1) took the loss, allowing one earned run on one hit.

The Owls return to action tomorrow at 2pm when they play Averett (VA) University.  The Cougars are 7-2 on the season.  Game stats will be streamed live on the Averett athletics website.