UNH wasted no time getting on the board as sophomore Andrew Gordon (Goffstown, NH) scored on a miss played fly ball hit by Junior Zach Hutton (Bennington, NH) in the bottom half of the first inning. Immediately following UNH's run, Bridgton came back with two of their own in the top half of the second. UNH starting pitcher, Junior Dan Kraft (Reading, MA) ran into some trouble as he gave up two hits to star the inning; following the two hits, Bridgton moved both runners over on a fielder's choice and got them in on another base hit. Unfortunately for Bridgton Kraft would zone in and only give up one more run the rest of the game.
In the bottom hald of the second with the Wildcat's down by one, the bats came alive. The boys in blue scored five runs on four hits to take the lead 6-1. Kraft would cruise the rest of the way, only giving up three earned runs over five innings. Kraft handed the ball to Junior Pat Little (Salem, Ma) in the sixth and Freshman Pat Clapp (Nashua, NH) would come in to close out the game in the seventh.
UNH 4 Vermont Tech 1
UNH got back under the lights on Saturday night as they squared off with the Vermont Tech Knights in a double header. In game one Senior Matt Story (Hopkington, NH) took the mound and he did not dissapoint; Story went six innings, giving up only one run while striking out two. For the second game in a row the Wildcats would score in the first; this time Mike Riccardi (Waitsfield, VT) laid down a bunt that was thrown away and Gordon would make it to third. Junior Andy Basque (Westborough, MA) ripped a single to right field that would plate Gordon but Riccardi was gunned down at home. Senior Matt Keene (Berlin, NH) would follow suit with a single of his own that would plate Basque.
That was all the scoring the Wildcats got until the fifth inning when Matt Gioa (Salem, NH) would score on a Pete Maxfield (Enfield, NH) single. Maxfield would then touch home on a Riccardi single to give the Cats' a 4-1 lead. That was the final score as Clapp would come in to shut the door in the seventh to get the save.
UNH 8 Vermont Tech 6
The Wildcats would waste no time getting on the board as they put up four runs in the first inning on the Knights. Singles by Gordon, Pat Naughton (Goffstown, NH), Basque, Ryan Feeney (Derry, NH), and Geoff Gallo (Stratham, NH) combined the give the Wildcats a four run lead.
Despite giving up five earned over six innings, Feeney kept the Wildcats in the game enough for them to keep putting runs up. The Wildcats would get three more runs in the fourth, including two off a Naughton double. With the Cats' up 7-5 Gallo would put the icing on the cake with an RBI single to close out the scoring for UNH. Tim Doucette (Exeter, NH) would come in to finish the seventh and get his first career save.
UNH 6 Maine 4
Coming off three wins in the previous two days the Wildcats got up for a double header against the University of Maine. After a quiet first inning the Wildcats woke up and got the bats going as Gordon smacked in a two RBI double to open up the scoring. Gordon would then score on a Basque double to the right center gap.
UNH starting pitcher Graham Turner (Southborough, MA) was cruising through the first two innings but after walking the lead off batter of the third and hitting the second batter, Turner left the game with shoulder tightness. Out of the bullpen came Freshman, Bates who would let both inherited runners score as well as two others to put the Blackbears on top 4-3. Luckily for the Wildcats Bates would settle down and not give up a run the rest of the way. UNH would get those runs back in the fourth as Dan Solomon (Concord, NH) would score on a Nick LaSarso single. Basque would follow with a fielders choice and Keene would get basque home with an RBI single to put the Cats' up 5-4. UNH would get an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth as Solomon hit an inside the park home run.
Clapp would come in the sixth inning to preserve the win for the Wildcats pitching two scoreles innings for his second save of the season.
UNH 9 Maine 2
The Wildcats would close their weekend out with another battle against the University of Maine. Coming off of his No hitter against NHTI, Freshman Jay Belinskas (Worcester, MA) would start right where he left off, pitching a complete game, four hit performance with his only mistake being a two-run home run.
Belinskas had little to worry about as the Cats' bats were alive and well early in the game. UNH would plate five runs in the third inning, capped off by back-to-back home runs by Keene and Hutton. The Wildcats would then put up three more in the fourth as Basque plated Gordon with an RBI single and Keene plated both Basque and Gioia with an RBI double.
UNH ended the weekend going 5-0 and put them at 8-2 overall. Now on a 7 game winning streak, the Wildcats will next play at the University of New England on Wednesday, Boston University on Friday, Central Maine on Saturday and NHTI on Sunday.