Colby's Kyle McKay, left, and University of Maine at Farmington's Matt Judkins rise out of the dust after McKay took second base Thursday in Waterville. Colby won the game 21-6.
Colby Baseball team has 26 hits in win over UMF
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Corey Martin (Winslow, Maine) and Brian Liberty (Hollis, N.H.) both had four hits as the Colby College baseball team exploded for 26 hits in a 21-6 win over University of Maine at Farmington on Thursday at Coombs Field.
Martin had a pair of doubles among his four hits, scored three times and had one RBI. Liberty added four runs and a double.
The Mules (7-16) led 4-2 after two innings, but then scored six runs in the third, five in the fourth and another five in the fifth.
Tom Salemy (Odessa, Fla.), the NESCAC Player of the Week for last week, remained hot at the plate with three hits, four RBI and a pair of runs. Ryan Conlon (Ridgefield, Conn.) added two doubles among his three hits and also had two runs and four RBI.
Colby had the rare game of having all nine starters with two hits or more. John Murphy (Hingham, Mass.) went 3-for-3 and Kyle McKay (Bedford, N.H.) had two hits, three runs and two RBI. The Mules also received two hits from Robert Tourek (Wexform, Pa.), Craig Cooper (Trumbull, Conn.) and Nick Spillane (Darien, Conn.).
Colby starting pitcher Robert Rosenbaum was the benefactor of all the offense. He earned the victory in striking out four and walking one over five innings. Rosenbaum had just one earned run.
Maine-Farmington (4-14) did have 14 hits in the game. Andrew Bellmore (Monmouth, Mainee) had four hits and Peter McLaughlin (Benton, Maine) went 3-for-3 for the Beavers. Brian Morrison (Saco, Maine), Tyler Hanson (Sanford, Maine) and Phineas Peake (Penobscot, Maine) all had two hits.
Colby plays host to Tufts University at 3:30 p.m. Friday, while the Beavers play a doubleheader at home against Becker College on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Colby 21, Maine-Farmington 6
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Colby 316 550 01x-----21 25 3
Greg Melanson (L), Bill Ridge (3), Kyle Feltis (5), Scott Hastings (7), Brian Morrison (8) and Tyler Hanson; Robert Rosenbaum (W), Bob Brady (6), Zach Helm (8), Steve Sandak (9) and Kyle McKay, Michael Cuqua (5). 2B: Corey Martin (C) 2, Ryan Conlon (C) 2, Tom Salemy (C), Brian Liberty (C), Robert Tourek (C).