Boys’ roundup: Grieving Falcons blank Bulldogs

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RUMFORD — Ryan Laubauskas ripped a two-run double in the first inning to set the tone as Mountain Valley opened its season with a 6-0 victory over Madison in an MVC baseball game Thursday at Hosmer Field.

The Falcons , on a request from the senior players, played the game in memory of former teammate Dan Garneau, 17, who died Wednesday night from leukemia. The baseball team was the only sport team from Mountain Valley to play Thursday.

Matt Duka led the Falcons with a pair of doubles. Brady Fergola also hit a double.

Connor Blais pitched the first four innings to earn the win, scattering two hits and striking out seven. Blais and three relievers combined for 12 strikeouts.

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Mt. Abram 14, Jay 0

SALEM — Aaron McGiness was one strike from a perfect game when a Jay batter beat out a slow infield roller for their only hit in Mt. Abram’s 14-0 victory.

McGiness struck out 10 batters in the five-inning contest.

Dylan Tisor and Will London each had a double and two RBIs for the Roadrunners (1-0). Tisor, Tim Smith and Sam Chenard all had two hits for Mt. Abram.

Eli Capen took the loss for Jay (1-1).

St. Dom’s 13, Boothbay 0

AUBURN — Jimmy Theriault and Chris Bryant combined for a one-hitter and Alex Parker led the offense with three hits, including a bases-loaded double that cleared the bases in the third inning, to spark St. Dom’s to a 13-0 triumph over Boothbay.

Bryant hit a two-run single in the first inning to help launch the Saints (1-1). Parker finished with the game with four RBIs.

Tim Norwood hit a double in the first inning for the only hit by Boothbay (0-2).

Richmond 11, Buckfield 1

RICHMOND — Richmond used seven hits and opened up with seven runs in the fifth inning to beat Buckfield, 11-1, in a Class D baseball game.

The Bobcats’ Wade Tuttle drove in three runs on three hits and Josh Rice had two hits.

Mike King got the win on the mound for Richmond. There were no extra basehits in the game.

Mt. Blue 13, Hampden 11

FARMINGTON — Nick Hilton and Kyle Fletcher provided key two-run singles in the fifth and sixth innings to lift Mt. Blue to a 13-11 victory over Hampden.

The Cougars (1-3) were leading 8-3 after four innings when the Broncos (2-2) rallied in the top of the fifth frame for seven runs, but Fletcher’s two-run single in the sixth helped reverse fortunes. Relief pitcher Blake Hart took the win and contributed a pair of hits. Alec Wallace had a pair of hits, including a triple.

Cody Miller was the only repeat hitter for Hampden, while relief pitcher Brian Sickett took the loss.

Lewiston 11, Erskine 4

SOUTH CHINA — Chris Jacques recorded three hits, including a double and an RBI, as Lewiston poured on the runs in the late innings for an 11-4 triumph over Erskine.

The Blue Devils (3-1) put three runs on the board in the first inning, but found themselves deadlocked 3-3 at the end of three. Productivity was the keyword over the next four innings as Lewiston tallied two, one, two and three to the Eagles’ (1-3) lone run in the sixth.

Catcher Mekae Hyde provided two hits and a double for the Blue Devils, while starting pitcher Joe Sullivan earned the pitching victory.

Caleb Grady-Bragg and Matt White posted a pair of hits apiece for Erskine.

Rockland 10, Oak Hill 5

ROCKLAND — Rockland took advantage of three Oak Hill errors in the bottom of the first inning Thursday, scoring six runs to pave the way to a 10-5 KVAC baseball verdict.

Oak Hill (0-3) couldn’t come all the way back despite outhitting Rockland (1-2) by a 10-5 margin. Luke Morrill belted a home run for the Tigers, countering three hits by Oak Hill’s Tim Levesque and two each by Cam Labrecque and Josh Prue.

Levesque and Labracque both doubled for the Raiders, who cut the deficit to 6-5 with four runs in the top of the third. Brendan Weldon picked up the win with four strong innings of relief for Rockland.

Lake Region 21, Poland 9

POLAND — Josh Robbins collected three hits, including a double and a home run, to lead Lake Region to a 21-9 victory over Poland.

The Lakers (1-2) poured it on from the start, plating five runs in the first inning and three in the second before Poland made it out of the gate. Senior third baseman Matthew Brewster clubbed a grand slam in the bottom of the third inning to narrow the deficit to 8-6 for the Knights (0-3).

Pitcher Josh Vaneuwen went five innings, notching eight strikeouts and picking up his first win of the season for Lake Region.

York 3, Gray-NG 2

GRAY — A wind blown single by Tanner Chase scored Anthony Sclaudone from first with two outs in the seventh inning as York knocked off Gray-New Gloucester 3-2 in baseball action Thursday.

Freshmen Aaron Todd from York and senior Jesse Ordway from Gray-New Gloucester went pitch for pitch, allowing only three hits. The Patriots (0-3) jumped on top in the first inning when Ryan Blenk walked, stole second, and then scored on a Taylor Valente single.

The Wildcats (3-0) answered with two in the third inning after two GNG errors and a Paddy Murphy single.

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