Maine 1 win away from America East baseball title
Jeremiah Jenkins hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the sixth inning, and Caleb Leys and Justin Baeyens combined on a 4-hitter as Maine sophisticated to the championship game of the America East baseball tournament with a three-1 win more than UMBC in Binghamton, New York.
The best-seeded Black Bears (31-19) will have two possibilities to win the title Saturday against either UMBC or Binghamton, who meet in an elimination game Friday afternoon.
Leys (five-) permitted a house run to Anthony Swenda in the third inning but otherwise held the Retrievers (30-26) in verify as he faced only 28 batters more than eight innings. He struck out eight and walked two. Baeyens pitched a ideal ninth inning for his second save of the tournament and eighth of the season.
Maine tied the game in the bottom of the third when Jake Marquez hit a leadoff double and ultimately scored on Quinn McDaniel’s sacrifice fly.
In the sixth, McDaniel drew a leadoff stroll, and Jenkins followed with his 19th house run of the season.
GOLF: Caleb Manuel of Topsham shot an even-par 70 and Cole Anderson of Camden opened with a three-more than 73 in the initial round of the NCAA championships in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Manuel, a junior at Georgia was in the best ten at two beneath till he produced back-to-back bogeys on Nos. six and 7 – his 15th and 16th holes of the round. With a lot of golfers nevertheless on the course, he was six shots behind leader Ross Steelman of Georgia Tech.
Anderson, a redshirt junior at Florida State, also began on the back nine and was 1 more than via 15 holes prior to producing a double bogey on No. 7.
The person competitors continues via Monday. The best 15 teams just after Monday advance to the final two days of group competitors.
GENEVA OPEN: Grigor Dimitrov sophisticated to his initial final on the ATP Tour in additional than 5 years, beating Taylor Fritz three-six, 7-five, 7-six (two) in Switzerland.
Dimitrov will play the title Saturday against unseeded Nicolás Jarry, who defeated third-seeded Alexander Zverev 7-six (three), six-three in a rematch of their 2019 final.
EUROPEAN TOUR: Spanish golfer Jorge Campillo saw his lead at the KLM Open trimmed to two strokes just after shooting 1-beneath 71 in the second round at Cromvoirt, Netherlands.
Campillo is ten beneath all round. His nearest challenger is Renato Paratore, a 455th-ranked Italian, who shot 68.
GIRO d’ITALIA: Geraint Thomas maintained his bid to turn into the oldest Giro d’Italia champion, while his lead was reduce slightly by Primož Roglič for the duration of the toughest stage of the race.
Roglič crossed the summit finish of the so-known as “Queen Stage” 3 seconds ahead of Thomas at the finish of the race’s final mountain road leg – a 114-mile route from Longarone to the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, which had gradients of up to 18%.
The 19th stage was won by Santiago Buitrago, who completed 51 seconds ahead of Derek Gee.
Thomas, 37, is 26 seconds ahead of Roglič going into what will be a decisive mountain time trial on Saturday.
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