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Weekend colleges: Dylan Begin hits fourth homer of season as UMass baseball beats Saint Joseph’s

Dylan Begin homered for the University of Massachusetts baseball team in a 10-4 win over Saint Joseph’s in Amherst on Saturday.

Begin has a team-leading four homers on the year for UMass (10-24, 4-11 A-10).

Adam Picard went 3-for-4 at the plate with four RBIs

Conor LeBlanc (1-4) picked up the win on the mound, giving up three runs on ten hits while striking out a season-high six hitters.

The Minutemen lost to Saint Joseph’s 10-5 on Sunday at home. Nik Campero had three hits and a RBI for UMass.

Amherst 6, Wesleyan 5 (9 innings); Wesleyan 3, Amherst 0 — The Lord Jeffs (20-8) split a doubleheader at home on Saturday.

Sam Goodwin-Boyd of Northampton had a hit and a run scored for Wesleyan in the game one shutout. Goodwin-Boyd added a hit and two RBIs in game two.

Taiki Kasuga had three hits and two RBIs in the nightcap for Amherst.

Endicott 3, UMass-Boston 0 — Belchertown native Kevin Dupras picked up his sixth save of the year in Endicott’s (27-11) win at home on Sunday.

Ithaca 6, York 5 — Amherst’s Jasper Adams (4-0) struck out four in 71∕3 innings in the Bombers’ (30-6) home win Sunday.

South Florida 4, St. John’s 2 — Ryan Horstman (5-5) of South Hadley took the loss for the Red Storm (19-26) on Sunday in Tampa, Fla.

Horstman allowed two runs, one earned, in 4 1-3 innings.

Softball

Saint Joseph’s 5, UMass 4 (10); Temple 10, UMass 4; Temple 12, UMass 5 — Quianna Diaz-Patterson of Amherst had a combined three runs scored, four hits and three RBIs as the Minutewomen (15-22, 9-7 A-10) lost three times on the road this weekend.

MCLA 21, Mass. Maritime 3 (5 innings); MCLA 12, Mass. Maritime 0 (5) — Angelica Perfido of Whately had a combined five hits and five RBIs in the sweep for the Trailblazers (17-19) Saturday in Buzzards Bay.

Elms 6, Newbury 5 — South Hadley native Leah Spring doubled in the bottom of the second, scoring two runs for the Blazers at home Saturday.

Men’s lacrosse

Middlebury 19, Amherst 9 — Devin Acton scored three goals for the Lord Jeffs (5-10) as their season ended at top-seeded Middlebury in the NESCAC quarterfinals Saturday.

Women’s lacrosse

Colby 11, Amherst 3 — Caroline Holliday, Hillary Densen and Elizabeth Ludlow scored as the Lord Jeffs (9-6) in lost in Waterville, Maine in the NESCAC quarterfinals Saturday.

Amherst will await a possible at-large bid to the 2013 NCAA Tournament.

Washington 13, McDaniel 6 — Anna Beaudry of Amherst scored for the Green Terror in a loss in Westminister, Md. on Saturday.

Wheelock 21, Elms 17 — South Hadley natives Nora McDonough (five goals) and Chelsea Grabowski (two goals) both scored for the Blazers at home Saturday.

Springfield 14, Mount Holyoke 9 — Molly Macdonald had four goals but the Lyons (11-4) lost in the NEWMAC semifinals in Norton on Saturday.

Women’s track & field

— UMass’ Becky Stoyle set a school record in the triple-jump (41-10.75) at the Pre-Conference Meet in Amherst on Saturday.

— Amherst native Keri Lambert of Amherst won the 3000-meter steeplechase (10:36.83) and Lauren Almerida won the 1500-meter (4:45.60) as Amherst College placed eighth at the NESCAC championship meet in Medford on Saturday.

— Smith College’s Kirsten Silfvenius won the 400 hurdles (1:02.30) as the Pioneers placed fifth at the NEWMAC championships at Springfield College on Saturday.

Men’s track & field

— UMass’ Patrick Farnham and Quinn Ryder placed third (11.25) and fourth (11.26) respectively in the 100 meters at the Pre-Conference Meet in Amherst on Saturday.

— Matt Melton placed third in the 400 meters (49.12) as Amherst College finished sixth at the NESCAC championships in Medford on Saturday.

Men’s tennis

Amherst 7, Middlebury 2; Amherst 9; SUNY Oneonta 0 — No. 17 Amherst (26-7, 8-0 NESCAC) won a pair at home Saturday.

Women’s tennis

Amherst 5, Middlebury 4 — No. 1 Amherst (16-1, 8-0 NESCAC) won its season finale against No. 3 Middlebury on the road Sunday.

Jordan Brewer and Gabby Devlin won top-doubles, 8-3.

Men’s golf

Zak Kennedy of Florence shot a 248 (84-82-82) and finished 30th for Gettysburg College at the Centennial Conference Championships in Harrisburg, Pa.

Equestrian

Mount Holyoke won the Intercollegiate Dressage Association National Championship in South Hadley on Saturday.

Taylor Dickinson won the first level scoring an average of 72.635 percent.

Crew

No. 11 Smith College won five races without a loss at the Malden River Spirit Regatta in Malden on Saturday.

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