MADISON – Justin Staires launched a two-run home run in the first inning to set the tone as Mountain Valley soared to an 18-4 victory over Madison in MVC baseball action Thursday.
The victory was coach Steve LaPointe’s 250th career win.
The Falcons (12-1) plucked 11 runs in the first inning, more than enough to win the game after three outs.
Justin Staires recorded three hits and knocked in four runs for Mountain Valley over five innings.
Andy Shorey and Corey Devoe roped a two-run double each in the first inning, while Chris Cayer chipped in with a two-run triple. Matt Laubauskas tossed the first three innings and fanned five to notch the pitching victory.
The Bulldogs (3-10) picked up a pair of runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings to try to prevent the 10-run rule from taking effect, but came up short at the end of five. Dan Kallager knocked in a run with a double.
Mt. Abram 10, Georges Valley 3
SALEM – Pitcher Wyatt Johnson helped his own cause at the plate Thursday with two hits and five RBIs as Mt. Abram rolled to a 10-3 victory over Georges Valley.
Johnson allowed seven hits in a complete game effort to pick up the win. Dave Fullerton led the Roadrunners (9-5) with four hits and two RBIs, while Leo Langdon added two hits and an RBI.
The Buccaneers (1-10-1) were paced by Nick Lemieux with three hits, while Larry Pratt added two. Elizah Sprague went the distance for Georges Valley.
Rangeley sweeps Forest Hills
RANGELEY – Rangeley rallied from three- and two-run deficits to sweep a doubleheader from Forest Hills.
The Lakers scored three runs in the fifth to claim the opener, 5-3, before storming back with two runs in the final inning to nip the Tigers 3-2 in the nightcap.
Luke Hammond and Roy White were the winning pitchers.
Hammond, David Raymond, Justin Gallant, Quinn Philbrick and Ben Bliss had two hits each for Rangeley (7-4) in the opener, while Ryan Gordon had two hits in Game 2.
Poland 10, Freeport 0
POLAND – Pitcher Brent Cary and Adam Woodbrey combined for four hits and four RBIs to lead Poland to a 10-0 shutout over Freeport.
Joe Douglass and catcher Jackie MacVane belted home runs for the Knights (9-4). Douglass finished with three hits.
Geoff Geredien pitched the first four innings for Freeport (5-10) and was tagged with the loss.