Nor'easters Edge Monks, 8-7

Nor'easters Edge Monks, 8-7

BIDDEFORD, Maine – University of New England (7-7) edged Saint Joseph's College (2-10), 8-7, in a non-conference baseball contest on Friday afternoon.


Trailing 8-1 in the top of the sixth, the Monks rallied with four runs off three hits and a UNE error in the sixth and tacked on a pair off three hits and another UNE miscue in the seventh, but the come-from-behind effort fell short with the tying run on first base.

Facing a 1-0 deficit in the top of the second, St. Joe's managed to tie the game when junior left fielder Madisyn Charest (Sydney, Maine) singled and later scored on a double off the bat of sophomore designated player Grace Chadbourne (Jaffrey, N.H.).

The 1-1 stalemate lasted until the bottom of the third, when the Nor'easters plated five runs on four hits and an SJC misplayed ball. UNE added two more runs in the fourth when Avery Alberghini (Moretown, Vt.) notched an RBI triple and scored on a groundout.

In the top of the sixth, two runs scored on a throwing error by the UNE third baseman, Chadbourne waltzed home when junior second baseman Libby Pomerleau (Limerick, Maine) worked a bases-loaded walk, and freshman third baseman Emily Jefferds (Scarborough, Maine) raced across the plate on a wild pitch.

In the seventh, senior first baseman Melodie Bailey (Lebanon, Maine) led off with a single and later scored on a Charest base hit and junior pinch hitter Kaylee Burns (Saco, Maine) delivered a two-out single to left.


Saint Joseph's junior starter Caitlyn King (Old Town, Maine) took the loss after allowing six runs (five earned) off seven hits and two walks. Sophomore Madeline Wood (Madison, Maine) yielded two runs off five hits in two innings of relief and junior Kate Whitney (Jonesboro, Maine) gave up two hits and fanned one in an inning of work.

UNE freshman starter Kate Wilmot (Walpole, Mass.) picked up the victory and improves to 1-1 on the season after letting up one run on five hits over five solid frames. Reliever Alie Martell (Gray, Maine) allowed four unearned runs off three hits and three free passes in the sixth inning and Jordan Strum (Somersworth, N.H.) worked through a messy seventh inning – during which she allowed two runs off three hits while striking out two – to notch her second save of the season.


  • Senior shortstop Meghan Elliott (Mendon, Mass.) was 3-3 with a double
  • Charest went 3-4 with three runs and an RBI
  • Jefferds added two hits and a run in three at-bats
  • For UNE, Caroline Schoenbucher (Barrington, N.H.) was 3-3 with three runs while Alberghini and Meg Harvey (Westmoreland, N.H.) registered two hits apiece


Saint Joseph's is back on the diamond on Wednesday when the team travels to Bates College for a non-conference doubleheader starting at 3:00 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