WATERVILLE, Maine -- Ben Coleman had four hits to raise his average to .396 for the Colby College baseball team in a 10-2 loss to University of Maine at Mahaney Diamond on Wednesday.
The Mules did have nine hits, two walks, and a hit batter in the game. However, Colby left 11 runners on base.
Colby pitching only gave up four earned runs in the game. The Black Bears scored all 10 of their runs in the first three innings. Taimu Ito, Will Cohen, and John Barron combined to pitch the final five innings and held UMaine scoreless. Ito threw the fourth inning, Cohen had one strikeout and one walk in two innings, and Baron did not allow a hit while striking out one and walking two in the final two innings.
Lou Della Fera had three hits and scored a run for the Black Bears. Jonathan Bennett added two hits and drove in three runs, while Caleb Kerbs had a triple among his two hits.
UMaine scored five runs in the second inning, but only one was earned. The Black Bears scored three more runs in the third inning, two coming in on a Bennett single.