Andies clobber Cobras

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LIVERMORE FALLS — Willie Brown ignited a six-run first inning and Livermore Falls was off and running to a 13-3 rout over Carrabec in a soggy MVC baseball matchup Tuesday.

Brown and James McLamb belted RBI doubles for the mighty Andies (2-1) to rev things up early. Livermore piled seven more runs on in the next two frames and pulled quickly away. Derek Castonguay worked the first three innings and notched the win, while Bryan Maurais and Andre Uter took turns in relief.

The Cobras (1-1) were led by Matt Taylor with their lone hit. Taylor was also tagged with the loss after coming in to relieve Dan Dominski in the fourth.

Lacrosse

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Morse 20, Oak Hill 4
BATH — Luke Morrill and Pat Wolfe each netted six goals to lead Morse to a 20-4 romp over Oak Hill in a boys’ lacrosse matchup Tuesday.

Walt Beverige and Alex Paulus chipped in for the Shipbuilders (2-1) with two goals apiece, while single tallies from Tyler Haggett, Caleb Coffin and Schuyler Mace completed the scoring. Alex Small made five saves to notch the win.

The Raiders (1-3) received goals from John Averill, Cody Rolston, Nick Flaherty and Nate Rolston. Eridc Futuro and Caleb Provost combined for 10 saves between the posts for Oak Hill.

Softball

Livermore Falls 16, Carrabec 4
LIVERMORE FALLS — Kaitlyn Townsend scattered four hits in five innings and drew ample run support as Livermore Falls rolled to a 16-4 victory over Carrabec in MVC softball action Tuesday.

Townsend helped her own cause with two hits and four RBIs, while Marissa Welch plated three runs on two hits. Kathlynn Lake and Catherine Ventrella also contributed with two hits each.

College roundup

 Baseball

 Bates takes two

FARMINGTON — The Bates College baseball ran its school-record win total to 22 as the Bobcats dispatched the University of Maine at Farmington 12-4, 6-4 in the Beavers’ final regular-season games at Hippach Field Tuesday.

Farmington finished its season at 5-22. Bates (22-8), winner of eight straight, is scheduled to visit Bowdoin College for a single game on Friday.

In the opener, Chris Burke and Noah Lynd each homered as the Bobcats scored seven runs in the first inning en route to a 12-4 win. Burke went 4 for 5 with a double, three runs scored and four RBI, while Tom Beaton added three singles and a double as the Bobcats pounded out 14 hits. The Beavers pulled to 8-4 in the fifth, but a solo homer from Jake Simon highlighted a three-run sixth for Bates to pull away for the 12-4 win.

Phineas Peake, Brian Jenkins and Matt Judkins each rapped a pair of singles and Kyle Shea clubbed a two-run home run in the loss. Pat Siebenlist notched the win with 3.2 innings of relief for the Bobcats. Siebenlist allowed five hits and walked a batter. Bill Ridge gave up 12 hits in 5.2 innings in the loss. Ridge walked three.

In the nightcap, Lynd slammed a two-run blast in the seventh to power the Bobcats by the Beavers 6-4. Farmington scored three times on two hits and two errors in the first and maintained the lead throughout the game until a sacrifice fly by Bates’ Josh Linscott scored Noah Burke in the sixth to tie the game at 4-4. After Chris Burke reached on an error in the seventh, Lynd followed with his homer for the 6-4 victory.

Noah Burke and Gordy Webb each singled and doubled for Bates with Lynd also singling and Rich Velotta pitching in two singles. Matt Levine singled, doubled and drove in a run for Farmington with Jenkins slugging a solo homer and Peake contributing two singles. Ryan Heide worked two innings with a hit and a strikeout to collect the win.

Casey Ashey pitched two innings of relief in the loss with three hits allowed. Ashey also had two strikeouts.

Women’s lacrosse

Bowdoin 17, Bates 6

LEWISTON — No. 14 nationally ranked Bowdoin overpowered the Bates College women’s lacrosse team for a 17-6 NESCAC win on Tuesday night, dashing the host Bobcats’ hopes of securing a berth in the upcoming conference playoffs. It was the Bobcats’ first loss of the season by a margin of more than five goals.

It was the fourth win in a row for the Polar Bears (10-4, 6-2 NESCAC), who will wrap up the regular season by hosting Tufts on Friday at 7 p.m.

Bates (6-7, 2-6 NESCAC) plays its regular-season finale at Colby on Friday at 7 p.m. The Bobcats remain in eighth place in the conference, but will need a win over Colby and/or a loss by Connecticut College on Friday against Wesleyan to make the eight-team field of the NESCAC Women’s Lacrosse Championships.

Katie Stewart scored four goals and added two assists, Liz Clegg added four goals and one assist, and Katie Herter contributed three goals and an assist to lead Bowdoin. Katy Dissinger and Ingrid Oelschlager added two goals apiece.

Although the game was evenly played for most of the first half, Bowdoin slowly built up a lead thanks in large part to the play of first-year goalie Tara Connolly, who made several excellent saves of high-quality shots by the Bobcats in the early going. Meanwhile Bowdoin got on the board with 25:48 left in the period on an unassisted goal by Herter. Clegg scored back-to-back goals at the 19:28 and 13:56 marks to make it 3-0, and Ingrid Oelschlager (2 goals) put the visitors ahead 4-0 on an assist by Carolyn Gorajek with 12:25 left in the period.

Bates got its first score with 11:34 left in the period, as Joan O’Neill connected to close the gap to 4-1. But Bowdoin then scored eight unanswered goals over a period stretching into the fifth minute of the second half for an insurmountable 12-1 lead with 25:23 to go.

Lindsay Thompson scored the first of her two goals on the night, giving Bates its second goal of the game with 22:35 left. Stewart responded with back-to-back goals for a 14-2 Bowdoin lead with 18:15 to go.

The Bobcats finally found some offensive momentum in the final quarter of the game, scoring four times in the final 15 minutes, but they were unable to threaten Bowdoin’s commanding lead.

Courtney Turner went the distance for Carrabec, giving up 20 hits in the loss.

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