USM’s Drummey wins national D-III pole vault title

Ben Drummey, a sophomore from Biddeford, became the second male University of Southern Maine athlete to win an indoor track national championship when he won the pole vault Friday at the divisional championships. III of the NCAA in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Drummey was one of two jumpers to clear 16 feet 6 3/4 inches and won the title with fewer misses. He joins two-time triple jump champion Jamie Ruginski as the only USM men’s indoor champions.

BASEBALL

NORTH DAKOTA STATE 9, MAINE 4: North Dakota State scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to rally to a 9-4 baseball win over Maine.

Joe Bramanti was 2-for-5, with a home run, for Maine (2-8). Jake Marquez had a double and a single.

Tristen Roehrich took the victory in relief for North Dakota State (7-6), going the final 31/3 innings while allowing one run on two hits, striking out three and walking one

ST. JOE’S, WPI SEPARATE: Matt Theriault doubled a solo homer to break a 5-5 tie late in the fifth and Ben Gravel added a three-run blast as St. Joseph’s (5-3) pulled away for a 10- 5 for a double tie against Worcester Polytechnic Institute (2-4) in Winter Haven, Fla.

Gravel went 3 for 4 with four RBIs, while Peter O’Brien added three hits and scored three runs. Matt Poff took the win with a pair of shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out two.

In Game 1, Everett Wonson went the first six innings scoreless, scattering four hits for the Engineers in an 8-0 victory.

SOFTBALL

BETHANY (WV) 1, ST. THE 0 OF JOSEPH: Paige Allen scored on an infield by Jennifer Oberthur in the first inning and the Bison managed to beat the Monks (3-5) in St. George, Utah.

Hannah Grover scored a brace for St. Joseph’s. Meredith Pence suffered the loss, allowing a run on seven hits, striking out six and walking three.

Jennica Levermann and Josie Wise combined for a shutout on four hits.

ST. JOSEPH’S 10, MCLA 2: Sylvia Foley lined up a two-run single to right center down the first to give the Monks (3-4) an early lead as they cruised past Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (0-1) in five innings at Leesburg , Florida.

Ashley Emery was 3-for-4 for St. Joseph’s, while Lydia Goodnough, Olivia Howe and Rylee Page all had two hits. Emily Eagleston allowed two earned runs on three hits for the Monks, striking out three and walking two.

WISCONSIN 10, MAINE 2: The Badgers (9-6) opened up a 3-0 first-inning lead, sparked by a brace from Brooke Kuffel, and beat the Black Bears (1-7) in St. George, Utah.

Maine scored two runs in the top of the fourth, Jasmine Gray contributing an RBI brace. Kelby Drews added a brace for the Black Bears.

MAINE 7, SOUTHERN UTAH 4: The Black Bears (2-9) took the lead with fourth-inning hits from Rebecca Finley and Gabby Papushka, added three more runs in the fifth and beat the Thunderbirds (1-17) in St. George, Utah.

Kennedy Priest had a pair of hits and drove in a run for Maine.


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