Bangor, ME – The UMPI Owls baseball team traveled down to Bangor to play North Atlantic Conference opponent Husson University in their rescheduled conference doubleheader on Friday the 23rd. The Owls would lose both games, losing game one 13-0 and game two 6-1.
Senior captain William Stinson (Norridgewock, ME) earned the start on the mound for the Owls pitching the first five innings. During his time, pitching Stinson had two strikeouts and gave up 12 hits and nine earned runs. Kaiden Crowley (Jonesport, ME) and Roberto De La Pena (Porterville, CA) each pitch the in the final inning of the game. Chris Naylor earned the win on the mound for the Eagles, pitching five innings and only allowing two hits.
The runs began for the Eagles in the second inning earning four runs off three hits and one Owls error. The third inning followed with only one hit and a walk for the Eagle, before a three run fourth. In the fourth inning the three runs came off three hits and one error including a double. The Eagles were not done, as they continued to shut out the Owls, and scoring another six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning giving them a 13-0 lead, as they would hang on to that lead only allowing one more hit for the Owls.
The Owls improved their defense in the second game, as they allowed six runs, and were able to end their scoring drought on the day. Bailey Corley (Lake Stevens, WA) earned the start for game two for UMPI. Pitching 5.1 innings and allowing eight hits and four earned runs. Jordan Hanscom (Lincoln, ME) came in to relieve, finishing the remainder of the game. Harrison Lendrum earned the win for Husson, pitching five innings, striking out four batters, and only allowing two hits.
The first two innings finished with only three hits for the Eagles and none for UMPI, before Husson took a two-run lead off a triple and a SAC fly. Two more quiet innings for both teams, offensively, as neither team got a hit. That was until the sixth inning where the Eagles scored four runs off five hits, including a two-RBI single. It was not until the seventh inning where the Owls broke their scoring drought off a bases loaded walk.
The Owls will play another doubleheader vs the Eagles tomorrow.