Husson Tops Saint Joseph's in 15 Innings, 2-1

Husson Tops Saint Joseph's in 15 Innings, 2-1

BANGOR, Maine – Husson University (8-8) walked off with a bases-loaded fielder's choice in the bottom of the 15th inning to tip Saint Joseph's College (13-4), 2-1, in non-conference baseball action on Thursday evening.

Playing in cold windy conditions, the Monks plated their only run of the game in the top of the third when senior catcher Greg Emanuelson (Hudson, N.H.) delivered an RBI triple.

Husson tied the contest with a Luke Covey (Milton, Vt.) RBI double in the bottom of the eighth. Junior Jonathan Rolfe (Plainville, Mass.) and freshman Matt Poff (Pelham, N.H.) proceeded to allow just one baserunner over the following five innings before freshman left fielder Nolan Brown (Gorham, Maine) led off the 15th with a single.

Senior right fielder Connor McGuire (Ellsworth, Maine) followed Brown's knock with another base hit and, looking for the double play, the Monks intentionally walked junior shortstop Nick Guerrette (Hermon, Maine) to load the bases with one out. The plan nearly worked as junior center fielder David LeBlanc (Beaumont, Alberta) grounded to second and Guerrette was forced out on what could have been a twin killing, but LeBlanc beat the pivot throw to first while Brown scored the winning run.

Poff, who tossed 4.2 innings in an extended relief outing, took the loss after allowing a run off two hits with a pair of K's. The Monks used eight different pitchers in the narrow setback.

Husson junior Jesse Colford (Bangor, Maine) picked up the victory after tossing four perfect innings of relief while fanning five SJC batters.

Saint Joseph's played 26 different players overall with 18 hitters registering at least two plate appearances. Senior right fielder Jared Gagne (Dover, N.H.) was 1-3 with a run, senior shortstop Joey Murphy (Derry, N.H.) went 1-3 with a stolen base, and Emanuelson was 1-3 with a triple and an RBI.

Saint Joseph's kicks off conference action on Saturday with a pair of games at Johnson & Wales University. The first contest starts at 1:00 PM.




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Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy in Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s Catholic liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition. We are inclusive of all faiths, including no faith. The 474-acre campus, located on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and a Division III athletic program to a population of approximately 1,000 on-campus students. A pioneer of distance education since the 1970s, the College also provides online certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees for thousands more working adults who reside in more than 20 other countries. In 2015 the College was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service throughout its mission and daily interactions within local, regional, and global communities. In 2018, Princeton Review recognized SJC as one of its “Green Colleges” for its sustainability initiatives. Learn more at