WATERVILLE, Maine -- Ben Coleman hit a two-run double and later scored on a wild pitch to help Colby College score three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 7-4 win over University of Maine at Farmington on Monday at Coombs Field at the Colby Baseball/Softball Complex.
With the score tied 4-4 in the bottom of the eighth, William Wessman led off with a single to left field. Andrew Della Volpe also went to left field, but Chad Snowman made a sliding catch. Matt Mitchell was hit by a pitch and Bobby Forese came into run for Wessman at second base. Coleman nailed a double down the left field line that made it all the way into the corner. Mitchell was able to score all the way from first base.
Jackson Ward (pictured) got the final out of the eighth inning on a strikeout. He got into some trouble in the ninth, with runners at first and second with two outs. Ward, though, was able to get a line out to shortstop to end the game.
Mark Leahy finished with three hits and an RBI for the Beavers. Riley Chickering added two hits, two runs, and an RBI. Derek Bowen had two hits and one run, while Ethan Gouin had one hit, one run, and two walks.
The Beavers tied the game in the top of the fourth. Chad Snowman had a one-out double and then advanced to third base on a wild pitch. Chickering singled to left field to bring in Snowman and then advanced to second on an error. Gouin doubled to center field to tie the game.
UMF tied the game again with a single run in the fifth. Bowen had a single to right field and moved to second on a ground out. Leahy singled to center to make it a 3-3 game.
Colby made it 4-4 in the bottom of the sixth inning. Mulberry doubled to start the inning and came around to score on Schmidt's one-out single to center field.