ORONO - Ryan Turenne's walk-off grand slam powered Maine to an 11-8 win over Bryant University, giving the Black Bears the series sweep to end the regular season.

Maine struck first off of a Nick White home-run in the second, but Bryant would plate three in the third to take a 3-1 lead. Quinn McDaniel's first homer of the game gave Maine a 4-3 lead, but Bryant would take the lead with two more runs in the sixth.

They would stretch the lead to 8-4 in the seventh before Maine would begin their comeback. Connor Goodman brought home Jake Rainess with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the inning. In the eighth, Jeff Mejia's pinch hit double brought Turenne home, making it 8-6.

McDaniel blasted his second shot of the game in the 9th to bring Maine within one, before the Black Bears would load the bases for Turenne's eventual walk-off.

Maine finishes with a 19-5 record in conference, and will play the lowest remaining seed in the America East tournament on Thursday.

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Tyler Krusz joined the ABC7 and Fox 22 team in October of 2021 and is looking forward to telling all of our local athletes’ stories! Tyler, a native Rhode Islander, graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2020 with degrees in Journalism and Political Science. During his time there, he enjoyed covering all of the D1 sports the University had to offer, including a few football games against the University of Maine! Tyler worked with the school’s radio station and newspaper, while interning with sports radio host Andy Gresh and the sports department at Fox Providence. After college, Tyler worked as a news anchor and a sports anchor for WBKB11 News in Alpena, Michigan and is excited to come back to New England -- just hours away from his family. When he’s not talking about sports, Tyler enjoys golfing and playing softball (because his baseball days have passed). He also loves to fish, cook, and spend time outdoors any way he can. Feel free to contact Tyler at tkrusz@wvii.com or follow him on Twitter @TylerKruszTV.

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