#3 Southern Maine Blanks Saint Joseph’s, 4-0

#3 Southern Maine Blanks Saint Joseph’s, 4-0

STANDISH, Maine - #3 University of Southern Maine (17-4) blanked Saint Joseph's College (20-8), 4-0, in a non-conference baseball contest at Larry Mahaney Diamond on Thursday afternoon.

Southern Maine pitchers James Sinclair (Portland, Maine), Henry Curran (South Portland, Maine), and Jake Dexter (Oakland, Maine) combined to toss a one-hitter while fanning 10 SJC batters in the shutout triumph. Sinclair did not allow a base hit until sophomore Kevin Aylward (East Bridgewater, Mass.) singled to center field with one out in the bottom of the sixth. The Monks were limited to just three baserunners in the game overall.

All four of the Huskies' runs came by way of the long ball as junior left fielder Sam Troiano (South Portland, Maine) and junior third baseman Andrew Hillier (Bangor, Maine) belted solo shots in the top of the fourth and junior designated hitter Dylan Hapworth (Winslow, Maine) deposited a two-run jack over the left field wall in the top of the eighth.

Saint Joseph's freshman starter Johnathan Flynn (Holden, Mass.) falls to 3-1 on the season after allowing two runs on six hits over four innings. Freshman Matt Poff (Pelham, N.H.) allowed two runs off four hits with four K's in four frames of relief and sophomore Jonathan Marchia (Chicopee, Mass.) fanned one and walked one in an inning of work.

Sinclair improves to 3-0 on the year after allowing a hit and a walk while fanning six over 6.2 innings while Curran tossed 1.1 perfect innings with two K's and Dexter struck out two in an inning of relief.

Saint Joseph's will host Norwich University in a conference twinbill on Saturday. The opener is slated to start 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 www.sjcme.edu.