Cougars come back at Rams


FARMINGTON – Mt. Blue rallied from a 3-1 deficit to pull off a 4-3 victory over Cony in a KVAC baseball matchup Wednesday.

Steve Wells and Adam Gilbert led the Cougars (8-6) with two hits apiece, with Steele belting an RBI double. One of Wells’ hits plated Gilbert to seal the win.

Ryan Given recorded his third mound win of the year, allowing seven hits in seven innings.

The Rams (4-9) saw four players belt out doubles, including Joe Burnell, Tom Daniels, Corey Nason and Jared Berube.

Cony used three pitchers in the contest, with Mastofo Hassanzla getting tagged with the loss.

Dirigo 9, Madison 8

MADISON – The Madison baseball team made an eight-run charge in the final three innings but fell just shy, as Dirigo hung on for a 9-8 victory in a MVC matchup Wednesday.

Spencer Berry led the Cougars (13-1) with two hits and two RBIs. Reliever James Moulton picked up the mound win as Dirigo used a total of five pitchers.

The Bulldogs (3-9) were paced by Tim Forton and Ryan Carpenter with two hits apiece. Starter Gerrick Brown was saddled with the loss after a damaging (eight runs) first three innings.

Telstar 8, Jay 6

BETHEL – A combination of a hit batsman and six walks led to a four-run hitless fifth inning that helped propel Telstar to an 8-6 win over Jay in baseball action.

Blake Conrad and Ryan Cross each had two hits apiece for the Rebels (7-6).

Zane Armandi had two hits for the Jay (10-4).

Livermore Falls 21, Mt. Abram 9

LIVERMORE FALLS – Zack Keene had three hits, including a two-run double in the third, as Livermore Falls dominated Mt. Abram 21-9 in five innings Wednesday afternoon in baseball.

Jake Marceau and Kyle Stebbins each smacked RBI doubles in the fourth inning for the Andies (6-7-1).

The Mt. Abram (8-5) effort was paced by Austin Thorndike and Ben Ladd, who each hit a two-run double in the first and second innings, respectively.

Oak Hill 5, Waterville 4

WATERVILLE – Justin Plourde clubbed a two-out double in the first inning to lay the foundation for Oak Hill to grab a 5-4 win over Waterville in KVAC baseball action Wednesday.

All five of the Raiders’ (8-5) runs came after there were two outs. Josh Jillson singled home a run in the fifth frame, and Brian Bisson followed with another for the eventual game-winner.

Conner McCarthy had the only extra base hit for the Panthers (5-8) with a double.

Mike Eaton picked up his first pitching victory of the season for Oak Hill.

Morse 4, Leavitt 2

BATH – Nate Fairfield smacked a solo homer as Morse edged past Leavitt, 4-2, in baseball Wednesday afternoon.

Fairfield also hit a double for the Shipbuilders’ (5-9) winning effort, while Riley Walker contributed two hits.

The Hornets (2-12) saw hits from Ben Boulay and Evan Barker, each hitting a double apiece.

Poland 16, York 4

YORK – Brent Cary smashed a grand slam in the first inning as Poland galloped to a 16-4 win over York in WMC baseball action Wednesday.

Cary drove in six runs on two hits for the Knights (8-4). Will Griffiths, Adam Woodbrey and Tyler Merchant produced three hits apiece for Poland. Griffiths remains undefeated with four pitching victories on the season.

Dan Graziano tallied two hits, including a solo home run in the second for the Wildcats (9-5).

Brunswick 6, Lewiston 4

BRUNSWICK – Nate Wohrobe and Steve Guerrette each had two hits apiece as Brunswick topped Lewiston with a score of 6-4 in KVAC baseball Wednesday.

Dave Longley struck out six batters for the Dragons (10-4).

Luke Potter fanned seven batters and gave up only two earned runs on the mound for Lewiston (6-8). Dan Cloutier belted out a two-run homer for the losing cause.


St. Dom’s 9, Waynflete 8

AUBURN – In a hard fought battle between two rivals, who have had four one-run games over the past two years, senior midfielder Andrew Gilbert scored the game-winning goal with just 16.3 seconds remaining in regulation as St. Dom’s tipped Waynflete 9-8 in WMC boys’ lacrosse action Wednesday.

The Saints (7-3) jumped out to a four-goal advantage in the first quarter, but the Flyers (2-6) managed to draw the contest to within two at the midpoint. St. Dom’s increased the margin to three after three quarters, but the Flyers came on strong again in the fourth to knot the contest. Gilbert recorded two goals and two assists, while Tyler Martin contributed two goals for the Saints. Spencer Libby led all scorers with four goals for Waynflete in the loss.

Oak Hill 11, Mountain Valley 4

RUMFORD – Casey Beline and Kevin Laplante both registered hat tricks to propel Oak Hill to a 11-4 victory over Mountain Valley in boys’ lacrosse action Wednesday.

Joey Gilbert and Chris Shannon chipped in for the Raiders (8-3) with two goals apiece, while Nick Brown’s single tally completed the scoring. Josh Heckerd made eight saves in net.

The Falcons (5-5) received goals from Brendon Bradley, Craig Hamann, Nick Pingree and Chris Lowell. Alex Lawler also contributed with two assists. Jeff Pelletier turned aside 15 shots in net for Mountain Valley.

Lewiston 4, Messalonskee 3

LEWISTON – Zach Sheltra scored the game-winner on a feed from Travis Lebrun three minutes into overtime as Lewiston handed Messalonskee its first loss of the season with a 4-3 victory in KVAC boys’ lacrosse action Wednesday.

The Blue Devils (8-3) had a 3-1 lead at intermission. Lebrun recorded a pair of goals in the contest.

The Eagles (12-1) rebounded in the third quarter to tie up the game at three-all. Will Zeijanfus netted two goals for Messalonskee.

Tim Davis made 12 saves for Messalonskee, while Nate Rivet turned back seven for Lewiston.

Hebron 12, Bancroft 3

BERWICK – Greg Harrington netted an impressive seven goals and dished off an assist to lead Hebron Academy to a 12-3 victory in a quarterfinal game of the 2006 New England Small Schools (NESS) Tournament.

Cameron Gosney chipped in for Hebron (14-3) with three goals and three assists, while single tallies by Roman Gosney and Brent Miller completed the scoring. Shane Gray made seven saves in net to claim the win.

Bancroft (7-4) was paced by Aaron Finkelstein with two goals, while Wes Nicholson added one to round out the tally. Ross Bamberg handled netkeeping duties, turning aside 15 shots on the day.