The Saint Anselm College became the first team in school history to win the Northeast-10 Conference Championship with a 10-inning 4-3 walk-off win over Adelphi in Goffstown.
With two on and none out in the bottom of the 10th, senior Jordan O’Connor punched a single into right field that plated both the tying and game-winning runs to lift the Hawks over the two-time defending league champions.
Trailing 2-0 entering the bottom half of the seventh inning, Erin Thompson of Newton socked a solo home run that brought Saint Anselm within one.
Kat Stackrow drew a walk directly after the blast and was removed from the game in favor of pinch -runner Kate Irwin, who reached second on a Madison Leite sacrifice bunt. Irwin came around to score soon thereafter thanks to a two-out RBI single off the bat of Shannon Colson of Rochester.
A two-out single from Nicolette Cuccio gave the Panthers the lead back in the top of the 10th, but Adelphi was unable to put Saint Anselm away.
Saint Anselm earns an automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Championship and will learn who it will play when the field is announced Monday.
Keene State 24, Plymouth State 10: The Owls received goals from 15 different players on route to their sixth straight LEC title. Connor Nolan led the way for Keene State with six goals.
Joe Nutting, Bobby Carey and Jordan Caito each had two goals for Keene State with Nutting adding three assists to his stat line. Chase Chamberlin earned the win in net, coming up with five saves in the process.
Connor Delea led the Panthers with three goals.
Plymouth State 15, Keene State 5: Goffstown’s Sydney Dubois scored five goals in leading the top-seeded Panthers to a Little East Conference semifinal win over Keene State at Jim Fitzgerald Field at Laconia High School on Saturday.
The Panthers advance to play in their sixth straight LEC Championship, which will be played at Western Connecticut State University on Sunday at 1 p.m.
New England College 5, Mitchell 0: New England College is on its way to the New England Collegiate Conference Championship after shutting out Mitchell College on Saturday.
Nick Powers was sharp on the mound, going the distance while allowing three hits. Mitchell was finally able to get to Powers in the fifth inning with its first hit, but still never managed to send four batters to the plate in one frame until the seventh. The Pilgrams snapped Mitchell’s 19-game winning streak.
Franklin Pierce 10, Assumption 0: The Ravens are headed to the postseason for the 19th straight year as a result of their win over Assumption on Saturday. FPU racked up 17 hits, including home runs from John Mead, Brad Roberto and Ural Forbes.
Ryan Covelle and Evan Glew combined to pitch seven shutout innings.
FPU will be the fourth seed in next week’s NE10 Championship.