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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: April 23, 2009
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Despite a grand slam home run by John LaMantia (Gates Mills, Ohio), the Colby College baseball team fell 17-6 to Husson University in non-conference play Thursday at Coombs Field.
Nick Arthers (Belfast, Maine) had two home runs, a double, and seven RBI for Husson (23-11).
Husson improves to 23-11 overall, while the Mules fall to 5-18.
Arthers had a grand slam home run in a six-run second inning and smacked a two-run homer in the sixth inning. He also had a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to drive in the final Eagle run. Arthers went 3-for-5 on the day and had three runs scored.
LaMantia had his grand slam homer in a five-run fourth inning for Colby (5-18). Will Greenberg (Rye Brook, N.Y.) had an RBI single in the inning. The Mules got their other run when Kyle McKay (Bedford, N.H.) doubled and scored on a single by John Lerner (Canton, Mass.).
Craig Cooper (Trumbull, Conn.) had two hits, including a double, for Colby. Mike Doherty (Lynnfield, Mass.) also had two hits and scored a run.
Husson 17, Colby 6
Chris Morris (W), Aaron Sullivan (6), Ben Davis (9) and Nick Arthers; Taro Gold (L), Justin Clark (2), Chris Murdock (8) and Kyle McKay. 2B: Kyle Vanidestine (H), Ethan Guerette (H), Nick Arthers (H), Craig Cooper (Col), Kyle McKay (Col). HR: Nick Arthers (H) 2, Matt Archetti (H), John LaMantia (Col).