WATERVILLE, Maine -- Colby College's Taimu Ito threw a five-hit shutout to earn his first collegiate victory in a 7-0 win over University of Maine at Farmington on Monday in non-conference baseball at Coombs Field at the Colby Baseball/Softball Complex.
The game was closer than the final score indicates. Neither team managed a run in the opening four innings and the Mules were up 2-0 heading into the top of the seventh inning.
The Mules (5-13 overall) scored what turned out to be the game-winning run in the fifth inning. Andrew Sterup reached second on an outfield error, took third on a ground out, and scored on Ryan Quinn's sacrifice fly to center field.
The Mules scored five unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull away. Quinn and Matt Treveloni each reached on an error to start the inning, with Quinn going to third base. Ryder Arsenault singled in Quinn for a 3-0 lead. After getting the second out, the Colby runners went with a double steal. Garcia's sacrifice fly to left field brought in Treveloni with the fourth run.
Sterup finished with two hits, two RBI, and one run. Keenan Iuliano also had a pair of hits for the Mules.