Owls Score Big in Final Innings to Win Doubleheader from SMCC
(SOUTH PORTLAND, ME) -- The University of Maine-Presque Isle baseball team swept its first doubleheader of the season on Sunday, winning a pair of games at Southern Maine Community College 6-3 and 20-4. The Owls improve to 6-17 while the SeaWolves are now 15-19-1. They remain 7-1 in the Yankee Small College (USCAA) Conference.
Presque Isle will return to campus after playing a make-up doubleheader on Monday against Fisher (MA) College. The two teams were slated to play on Friday but those games were washed out due to inclement weather. Fisher is 26-13 this year and 14-1 at home. They are 4-0 vs. UMPI this season.
Game 1: OWLS 6, SMCC 3
WP- Worster (2-3)
Sv- Perry (1)
Dylan Worster (Jr./Howland, ME) pitched 6 innings of 4-hit, 3 run (1 earned) ball and the Owls broke open a 3-3 game in the top of the final inning with three runs. Jordan Perry (Jr./Baileyville, ME) came on to pitch the bottom of the 7th to notch the save.
3B Daniel Lewis (Jr./Gardner Mines, Nova Scotia) provided the power for Presque Isle, hitting his first home run and collecting his first 3 RBI of the season. Jordan Duffy (Sr./Fort Augustus PEI, Canada) was 3-3 and reached base four times from the 2-spot in the order. He also drove in a pair.
UMPI was active on the basepaths, swiping a season-high 5 bases and not getting caught once. Shane Smith (Jr./Farmington, ME) had two of the stolen bases.
Game 2: OWLS 20, SMCC 4
WP- Bartlett (1-3)
Presque Isle erupted for 20 runs in game two, their highest total this season, to put away the SeaWolves in game two. Andrew Bartlett (Fr./Damariscotta, ME) benefitted from the scoring barrage and pitched a solid four innings to notch his first collegiate win. Bartlett started and went 4 IP, giving up 3 runs on only 3 hits and striking out 2. Anthony Batchelder (Sr./West Enfield, ME) pitched the final two frames and got four of the six outs he recorded via that strikeout.
1B Carlos Villoria (Sr./Caracas, Venezuela) reached base six times, 4-4 with two walks, scored four times, and drove in two. He also stole a base. Villoria is now hitting .412.
Villoria was part of the 1-3 hitters in the order that combined to go 9-14 with 4 walks. Lead off hitter Stephen Thorne (Sr./Dalhousie, NB) was 3-6 and Jordan Duffy (Sr./Fort Augustus PEI, Canada) went 2-4 with a couple of walks.