Curtis sends Saints aloft


AUBURN — Shane Curtis belted an RBI double in the sixth inning to lift St. Dom’s to a 4-3 victory over Hall-Dale in baseball action Wednesday.

Kurt Johnson also contributed for the Saints (3-2) with two hits and two RBIs. Chris Bryant scattered six hits while earning the mound win.

Jim McCullum led Hall-Dale (2-1) with an RBI triple in the seventh inning.

Mountain Valley 7, Carrabec 1
NORTH ANSON — Connor Blais scattered three hits and helped his own cause at the plate as Mountain Valley coasted to a 7-1 victory over Carrabec in MVC baseball matchup Wednesday.

Blais and Gino Salgado led the Cougars (3-1) with two hits apiece, while Cam Kaubris belted an RBI double.

Mountain Valley jumped out to a 2-1 advantage in the first frame and pulled steadily away.

Rangeley 8, Buckfield 5

Buckfield — Rangeley erupted with five runs in the fifth inning and topped it off with three more to roll away with an 8-5 victory over Buckfield in a baseball game Wednesday.

Winning pitcher Jordan Richard struck out seven batters and Rangeley used eight hits to ward off the Bucks, who had 10 hits.

Ross Gordon, Alex Rodway, Jordan Michaud, Eric White and Gunnar Johnson each had two hits for the Lakers. Austin Dooley led the way for Buckfield with three hits.

Telstar 4, Jay 2

BETHEL — Telstar (2-2) used just four hits to take down Jay with a 4-2 victory in a baseball game Wednesday.

Mike Fitzmorris hit a one-out double and scored Telstar’s fourth run when Devin Vale singled. The Rebels’ Ben Field got the win on the mound.

York 4, Poland 2
YORK — Matt Brewster and Connor King belted back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning, yet Poland came up short as York pulled away to a 4-2 victory in baseball action Wednesday.

Brewster handled pitching duties for the Knights (1-4) as well and was tagged with the loss.

Lisbon 13, Georges Valley 1

THOMASTON — Alex Hall retired 17 of the last 19 batters he faced as Lisbon cruised to a 13-1 victory over Georges Valley in MVC baseball action Wednesday.

Marcus Bubar went 3-for-5 and notched an RBI for the Greyhounds (4-1). Hall helped his own pitching effort with a 1-for-4 performance at the plate, yielding three RBIs. Scott Eck also had one hit on the day and produced three runs and two RBIs.

Bryant Matthews had the Buccaneers’ (2-2) lone hit. 

Dirigo 8, Madison 0
DIXFIELD — Eric Fenstermacher gave up just two hits and had 17 strikeouts as Dirigo cruised to a 8-0 rout over Madison in a MVC baseball matchup Wednesday.

Tyler Chiasson led the Cougars (4-1) with two hits and two RBIs, highlighted by a two-run homer in the sixth inning. Tyler Gates also contributed with two hits, as did Dave Guildford. Fenstermacher even helped his own cause with a pair of hits.

Girls’ lacrosse

Hebron 13, Hyde 7
BATH — Sarah Markey continued her stellar 2010 season with five goals, while Tayla Bent added three as Hebron raced away to a 13-7 victory over Hyde in Prep School girls’ lacrosse action Wednesday.

Camree Thompson chipped in for Hebron with two goals, while single tallies by Catherine Byrne, Janelle Bradish and Hayley Grimmer completed the scoring. Maggie Lane made 10 saves to notch the win.

Zoe Dorian, Scout Gould and Hannah MacMillan led Hyde with two goals each, while Olivia Chance also tallied. Alyssa Thomas turned aside 11 shots between the posts for Hyde.


Mt. Abram 9, Livermore Falls 4
LIVERMORE FALLS — Molly McCafferty scattered four hits and drew ample run support as Mt. Abram hustled to a 9-4 victory over Livermore Falls in a MVC softball matchup Wednesday.

Marisa Welch led the Andies (2-4) with a two-run double in the third inning. Kathryn Ventrella also contributed with an RBI triple, while Kaitlyn Townsend struck out five in the loss.

York 22, Poland 3
YORK — Alex Rennie effectively shut down Poland and watched as her teammates ran wild at the plate to give York a 22-3 win in WMC softball action Wednesday.

Rennie led York with three hits and four RBIs, while Chelsea Hutchins also drove in four runs.

Melora Lavoie and Brenda Bernier led the winless Knights (0-6) with three hits apiece. Sarah Sands went the distance on the mound for Poland.

G-NG 9, Yarmouth 0
GRAY — Laura Getchell scattered five hits and drew adequate run support as powerhouse Gray-New Gloucester rolled to a 9-0 rout over Yarmouth in more WMC softball action Wednesday.

Maggie Chaplin led the undefeated Patriots (5-0) with two hits and three RBIs, while veterans Morgan Wilson and Alicia Valente combined for three RBIs.

Abby Hutchinson worked the mound for Yarmouth (1-4) and was tagged with the loss.

Hall-Dale 12, St. Dom’s 5

AUBURN — Carylanne Wolfington had two hits, including a home run, to lead Hall-Dale to a comfortable 12-5 victory over St. Dom’s in softball action Wednesday afternoon.

Pitcher Lindsay LaChance fanned 13 batters and held the Saints (2-3) scoreless through the first four innings. The Bulldogs (3-1) led 9-0 until St. Dom’s responded with three in the bottom of the fifth frame.

Mary Caron recorded three of the Saints’ five hits.

Buckfield 18, Rangeley 3

BUCKFIELD — Buckfield took advantage of 18 walks and scattered seven hits to walk off with an 18-3 softball victory over Rangeley on Wednesday.

Winning pitcher Brittany Wiley had two hits and doubled. Lauren White hit a double for Rangeley and had a hit and Ali Hammond belted a couple of hits.

Boy’s lacrosse

Hebron 8, Hyde 5

BATH — Eric Banash brandished four goals to lead Hebron to an 8-5 triumph over Hyde in boys’ lacrosse action Wednesday.

The Lumberjacks (7-5) started strong, netting three goals in each of the first two periods for a 6-2 halftime lead. Corey O’Brien contributed a goal and two assists, while Lonnie Taylor also helped with a pair of assists.

Conner Harbert provided three of the Pheonix’s four goals.

Goalie Max Worchol made 26 saves for Hyde, while Kyle Cordaro earned the win in net for Hebron with 12 saves.

College Baseball

Southern Maine 11, Bates 9

GORHAM — The University of Southern Maine erupted for six runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat Bates College in baseball action Wednesday.

Trailing 5-3 through five innings, the Huskies (19-17-1) rallied for two runs in the bottom of the sixth to pull even with the Bobcats. Sophomore short stop Anthony Pisani collected his first home run of the season, launching a solo shot over the center field fence.

The Bobcats (25-11) did not go quietly, rallying for four runs in the top of the ninght inning, all after two outs. Junior catcher Jacob Simon and senior third baseman Josh Linscott provided a pair of two-run doubles during the rally.