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April 13, 2012

Monks manage to take two from UMF

STANDISH, Maine -- Saint Joseph's College of Maine swept the University of Maine at Farmington 8-3, 9-3 today in non-conference baseball action today at Mahaney Diamond.

The Beavers (3-18) are scheduled to host Colby-Sawyer College for four North Eastern Athletic Conference games this weekend. Saturday's doubleheader is set for a 1 p.m. start. The Monks, ranked second in the latest New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association poll, ran their record to 25-3.

In the first game, St. Joe's broke a 3-3 tie with a five-run sixth inning to post an 8-3 win over the Beavers.

Dale Winchenbach (Waldoboro, Maine) singled twice with an RBI for the Beavers, who led 3-0 after the first two innings. Ethan Jean (Jackson, Maine) and Chris Whitney (Lisbon, Maine) each had an RBI single in the loss.

Shane Waters (Mechanic Falls, Maine) went the distance in defeat with 13 hits allowed, three walks and three strikeouts.

Alex Lorenc's three-run home run highlighted St. Joe's five-run frame. Lorenc also singled for the Monks, who received a single and a homer from Mike Pratt and a solo home run from Brandon Chase. Sam Butts singled, doubled and walked twice in the win.

Alex Valenti gave up five hits over six innings, compiling eight strikeouts, in the victory.

In the nightcap, the sixth again proved fateful for the Beavers as St. Joe's put the game out of reach with a five-run inning to take a 9-3 victory.

Jean singled, doubled and plated a run for UMF with Brett Wallingford (Sanford, Maine) supplying a double.

Austin Clark (Jay, Maine) took the loss for UMF with two hits allowed and a walk over two innings.

Chase clubbed two singles and a triple with two RBI for St. Joe's, while Pratt slugged another homer, Joe Coyne singled twice and Louie Vigars smacked an RBI double and plated a run with a sacrifice fly.

Jimmy Kennedy grabbed the win with four hits allowed, a walk and two punchouts in 4.2 innings on the mound.

 Shane Waters  Ethan Jean  Dale Winchenbach  Austin Clark  Chris Whitney