SMCC wins a pair of conference titles

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The Southern Maine Community College baseball and softball teams captured Yankee Small College Conference championship crowns last week. Baseball downed Vermont Tech, 4-1, in the finale at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach. Andrew Richards had a no-hitter through six innings and settled for a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts. He was named the Most Valuable Player. Offensively, the Seawolves were paced by Mike Crowley’s two-run home run. Crowley was named the Offensive Player of the Game. SMCC (19-16-1) finishes the season Saturday, when it hosts Navy Prep at 1 p.m.

Softball made it three straight championships with a 14-2 romp over Vermont Tech in the semifinals and a 5-3 victory over rival Central Maine CC at Concord, N.H. Ashley Pulk went 4-for-4 against Vermont Tech, doubling twice and driving in two runs. Pulk was named MVP. Emily Bard earned the win, which was the 100th for coach John Moody at SMCC. In the finale, Charlotte Lewis earned the win after fanning seven. Jamie Moody was named Offensive Player of the Tournament after driving in four runs. The Seawolves finished 16-21.