Bangor, ME – The UMPI Owls baseball team played their second doubleheader on the weekend vs play North Atlantic Conference opponent Husson University . The Owls would lose both games, despite a close battle in game one, losing 3-2 and then falling in game two, 10-0.
First year Kaiden Crowley (Jonesport, ME) earned the start for UMPI, pitching the first two innings and finishing his job on the mound, allowing two hits and two earned runs. Nicholas Perfitt (Houlton, ME) then came in for the Owls, pitching the next three innings, giving him the loss. Perfitt allowed only two hits as well, with one earned run. Nathan Chruch would finish the game out for the Owls, pitching the final inning. Cam Graham started the game for the Eagles, while Jake Gregoire earned the win, pitching three innings, starting in the fourth. Ryan Robb earned the save for Husson, pitching the final inning.
Today's game started very differently with the Owls drawing first with a run in the first inning. A couple of hit brought two UMPI runners in scoring position, including a double by William Stinson (Norridgewock, ME). First year Dalton Gillis (Middleburg, FL) then earned an RBI with a sacrifice fly, giving them a one-run lead. The Eagle would then tie the game back up with a sacrifice fly in the second. Then another run, giving Husson a one-run lead, in the third.
Then an answer by UMPI. With a runner on, first year Payton Jones (Green Cove Springs, FL) hit a double to bring in a run and tie the game a two each. The Eagles then immediately responded with a single of their own, scoring a run and giving them a one-run lead. The game then ended with a defensive battle with only one hit the remainder of the game, as the Eagles were able to close it out with a victory.
Patrick Outler earned the start for UMPI in the second game of the doubleheader, finishing his 5.1 innings with three strikeouts and allowing eight hits and six earned runs. Hunter O'Connor started for the Eagles, earning the win with only four hits allowed.
It was all Eagles early with a two run first off three hits, giving them an early lead. Another run was added in the third inning, before both teams would go on a drought offensively. That was until the sixth inning where the Eagles put the game away with seven runs off seven hits and two Owls errors. William Stinson (Norridgewock, ME) would finish the day with four hits on six at bats, leading the Owls.
The Owls will stay in Bangor for another game vs Husson, this will be a nine-inning game, starting at 11:00am. There is a possibility for an earlier start, based on weather.