Jeremiah Jenkins hit a tiebreaking two-run homer within the sixth inning, and Caleb Leys and Justin Baeyens mixed on a four-hitter as Maine superior to the championship sport of the America East baseball event with a 3-1 win over UMBC in Binghamton, New York.
The highest-seeded Black Bears (31-19) can have two probabilities to win the title Saturday towards both UMBC or Binghamton, who meet in an elimination sport Friday afternoon.
Leys (5-0) allowed a house run to Anthony Swenda within the third inning however in any other case held the Retrievers (30-26) in verify as he confronted solely 28 batters over eight innings. He struck out eight and walked two. Baeyens pitched an ideal ninth inning for his second save of the event and eighth of the season.
Maine tied the sport within the backside of the third when Jake Marquez hit a leadoff double and ultimately scored on Quinn McDaniel’s sacrifice fly.
Within the sixth, McDaniel drew a leadoff stroll, and Jenkins adopted along with his nineteenth dwelling run of the season.
GOLF: Caleb Manuel of Topsham shot an even-par 70 and Cole Anderson of Camden opened with a 3-over 73 within the first spherical of the NCAA championships in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Manuel, a junior at Georgia was within the prime 10 at 2 underneath till he made back-to-back bogeys on Nos. 6 and seven – his fifteenth and sixteenth holes of the spherical. With many golfers nonetheless on the course, he was six photographs behind chief Ross Steelman of Georgia Tech.
Anderson, a redshirt junior at Florida State, additionally began on the again 9 and was 1 over by way of 15 holes earlier than making a double bogey on No. 7.
The person competitors continues by way of Monday. The highest 15 groups after Monday advance to the ultimate two days of workforce competitors.
GENEVA OPEN: Grigor Dimitrov superior to his first last on the ATP Tour in additional than 5 years, beating Taylor Fritz 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (2) in Switzerland.
Dimitrov will play the title Saturday towards unseeded Nicolás Jarry, who defeated third-seeded Alexander Zverev 7-6 (3), 6-3 in a rematch of their 2019 last.
EUROPEAN TOUR: Spanish golfer Jorge Campillo noticed his lead on the KLM Open trimmed to 2 strokes after capturing 1-under 71 within the second spherical at Cromvoirt, Netherlands.
Campillo is 10 underneath total. His nearest challenger is Renato Paratore, a 455th-ranked Italian, who shot 68.
GIRO d’ITALIA: Geraint Thomas maintained his bid to turn out to be the oldest Giro d’Italia champion, though his lead was reduce barely by Primož Roglič through the hardest stage of the race.
Roglič crossed the summit end of the so-called “Queen Stage” three seconds forward of Thomas on the finish of the race’s last mountain street leg – a 114-mile route from Longarone to the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, which had gradients of as much as 18%.
The nineteenth stage was received by Santiago Buitrago, who completed 51 seconds forward of Derek Gee.
Thomas, 37, is 26 seconds forward of Roglič going into what can be a decisive mountain time trial on Saturday.
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