Monks Sweep Beavers, 6-5 & 5-0

Monks Sweep Beavers, 6-5 & 5-0


STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph's College (12-5) swept a non-conference baseball doubleheader with UMaine-Farmington (4-7) at Larry Mahaney Diamond on Monday afternoon. The Monks defeated the Beavers 6-5 and 5-0 and have now won eight-consecutive games.

GAME ONE – Saint Joseph's 6, UMaine-Farmington 5:

The Beavers staked an early lead with a two-run homer off the bat of senior right fielder Riley Chickering (Otisfield, Maine) in the top of the first, but the Monks answered with two runs in the bottom of the opening inning, when junior right fielder Anthony DiPrizio (Rochester, N.H.) plated Chris Gerossie (Chester, N.H.) with a single and later scored on a passed ball.

UMF regained the lead in the top of the third, when senior first baseman Taylor Lockhart (Hallowell, Maine) sent senior shortstop Jimmy Parks (Springvale, Maine) home with a single to right field. The lead proved to be short-lived however, as DiPrizio launched his first career home run, a two-run shot to left, in the bottom of the third to put the Monks back on top, 4-3.

St. Joe's picked up a pair of insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth frame, when sophomore third baseman Will Martin (Arlington, Mass.) belted a two-run double to right-center.

Senior pitcher Aaron Hall (Haverhill, Mass.) entered the game in the top of the seventh and quickly recorded a pair of outs before walking senior second baseman Nick Attallades-Ryan (Otisfield, Maine). With a runner on first and two out, Chickering stepped up to the plate and belted his second two-run jack of the day to cut the SJC cushion to 6-5. Lockhart followed with a single, but junior Kevin Carter (Bowdoinham, Maine) stranded the tying run when he struck out looking.


  • Sophomore starter Luke Klenda (Yarmouth, Maine) picked up his first win of the season after allowing three runs (one earned) off six hits and a walk with three K's in four innings
  • Sophomore Simon Gonzalez (Peabody, Mass.) worked a pair of clean innings in relief with a walk and a strikeout
  • Hall earned his first collegiate save after allowing two runs off two hits and a walk with a pair of punch-outs in the seventh inning


  • Senior starter Brett Elliott (Danville, Vt.) threw well but took the loss after yielding six runs (five earned) on six hits and three walks with four K's in 5.2 innings
  • Sophomore Justin Rodrigue (Augusta, Maine) sat down the only batter he faced in the bottom of the sixth


  • DiPrizio went 2-2 with two runs, a homer, and three RBI
  • Martin was 1-1 with a two-run double


  • Chickering was 2-4 with two runs, two homers, and four RBI
  • Lockhart went 2-4 with an RBI

GAME TWO: Saint Joseph's 5, UMaine-Farmington 0:

The Monks' pitching staff set the tone in the nightcap, as three hurlers combined to allow three hits and one walk while fanning 13 batters in a dominant effort.

Saint Joseph's grabbed a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first, when junior left fielder Jared Gagne (Dover, N.H.) reached on an error and scored on a sac fly off the bat of sophomore Ben Gravel (Rochester, N.H.). In the third inning, the Monks doubled their advantage when Martin doubled and scored on an infield error.

St. Joe's tacked on another run in the fourth, when Gagne reached with a bunt single and scored on a double play. The Monks capped the game scoring in the bottom of the fifth, when the hosts scored twice on a pair of bases-loaded walks.


  • Senior starter Steven Albert (Worcester, Mass.) tossed three shutout innings with six strikeouts while allowing a hit and a walk
  • Sophomore southpaw Roderick Maynard (Baldwin, Maine) struck out six and allowed one hit over three innings and picked up the victory in relief
  • Freshman Jonathan Marchia (Chicopee, Mass.) allowed a hit and struck out one in an inning of relief


  • Carter took the start on the hill and suffered the loss after allowing five runs (four earned) off six hits and three walks with a pair of punch-outs over 4.1 innings
  • Freshman Nate Goodine (Jay, Maine) walked a pair and fanned one in 2/3 inning of relief
  • Senior Ethan Nash (Westbrook, Maine) allowed a hit and a walk with one strikeout in the sixth inning


  • Junior shortstop Joey Murphy (Derry, N.H.) went 2-3 with a stolen base and an RBI
  • Gagne was 1-2 with two runs, an RBI, and a pair of walks
  • Martin went 1-2 with two runs, a double, and two walks
  • Freshman catcher Matthew Martinello (Woodbridge, Conn.) notched his first NCAA hit – a double to left-center in the bottom of the second inning
  • Freshman Dylan Fournier (South Windsor, Conn.) was 1-2 with a double


  • Sophomore third baseman Chase Malloy (Madison, Maine) was 1-2 with a double


With the wins, Saint Joseph's improves to 64-13 since the 1983 season.


Saint Joseph's will host Colby College tomorrow at 4:00 PM. UMaine-Farmington will play a pair of North Atlantic Conference (NAC) games at Husson University on Wednesday starting at 2:00 PM.




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