Bangor, ME -- The Owls split their final two games with Newbury College Sunday Afternoon, taking game one in exciting, walk off fashion 6-5 and dropping the finale 15-5.
Game one: UMPI 6 Newbury 5
Freshman Matt Curry decided to create his own pitching win, knocking in the winning run, in walk-off fashion in game one.
Down 5-4 in the bottom of the 7th, the Owls mounted the season's finest comeback. Matt Cauchon was hit by a pitch and moved to second on a slow roller to short from Adam Begos. A passed ball moved Cauchon to third and Mitch Thayer singled up the middle to tie the game at 5-5. Austin Bernier pinch ran for Thayer and stole second. With the winning run on second, Curry drove a ball into the left center gap and the chase was on. Bernier touched third just as the Newbury centerfielder grabbed the ball, but his momentum just didn't allow him any chance to contest Bernier rushing to the plate and the Owls came away with the 6-5 victory.
Curry showed plenty of moxie on the mound as well, getting out of a bases loaded jam in the second inning and only allowing one run in a precarious 6th inning that saw the Nighthawks smack two doubles in the at bat. Curry takes the pitching win, with Begos and Soloman Fast each collecting two hits in the game.
Game two: Newbury 15 UMPI 5
Owls starter Saul Nunez could not get out of the second inning, as the Nighthawks pelted the Owls with base hit after base hit and the Blue & Gold did not help their cause, committing 6 errors, including 4 in Nunez's time on the bump.
In all, Newbury scored 15 runs on 14 hits, including 11 singles to take the finale of the four game series.
Adam Begos and Soloman Fast continued their hot hitting each registering two hits and an RBI.